By Jennarose Colucci
Studying is something that every college student has to do but never ever wants to. It is usually extremely stressful and can make you feel like it will never end. A great way to help you survive the endless and torturous hours of studying is with music. Music can make studying go by quicker and help with maintaining your focus. The type of music you should listen to completely depends on your interest, and what kind of work you are doing! If I have to do some intense studying or if I’m reading a book for homework, I will usually play some soft instrumental music, classical music, or acoustic songs. Most of the time I do not listen to music with lyrics when I’m reading because they make me lose focus of what I’m trying to read.
Looking for some study tips? The members of our MSMC Honors Program talk about the study tips that have worked for them.
Nicole Cavallo – senior Biology and Chemistry major on the Physician Assistant prep track: “Don’t procrastinate!”
Catrina Colombo – sophomore Undeclared major:“Taking a little bit, day-by-day, so cramming isn’t an option. It’s less stressful and more efficient!”
Brianna De Lizzio – sophomore Nursing major: “Start early, way before you think you need to. Even if your friends aren’t studying yet, it is okay. You will be more prepared. If you make a study guide for each exam as the semester is going on, you can compile all of your study guides at the end to study for your final, and you don’t need to spend time making one. Plus, if you keep up with your work and do well all year, you won’t have as much pressure on yourself to do well on the final.” Continue Reading
This week, sophomore Psychology major Jennefer Ferdous continues her advice for freshmen with tips on avoiding procrastination.
As your classes in college get harder and more advanced, getting an A in every subject also gets harder, and procrastinating certainly doesn’t help.
Procrastination was a bad habit of mine that messed with my academic performance ever since high school. When I had a lot of homework, I always waited until the last minute to do it. Waiting until the last minute, however, did not give me enough time to edit and show my best performance, making some of my assignments look sloppy. Continue Reading
Hey there! My name is Natalya Hoover, and I have just started my freshman year. I came to the Mount to pursue a career in Psychology in hopes that after graduation, I can continue to help individuals for a living.
As my first finals week approaches, I’m not going to lie – I am nervous. Testing is nerve-wrecking, but really, a final is just another test of what we learned throughout the course.
Mount Saint Mary College has several academic tools open to us to help with test preparation. In the Dominican Center, for example, you can gather some friends and reserve a study room. Surrounding yourself with the ones you love the most could help reduce a bit of that test anxiety feeling. While you’re all working hard studying though, don’t forget to take a few breaks! Take a walk around campus and enjoy the fresh air. Continue Reading
Here at the Mount, finals are right around the corner. To get ready, students from the Honors Program put together this list of helpful and unique study tips that they’ve learned over the years, to put you on the path towards a successful end of the semester!
Annalise Hansen – sophomore History and English major: “Don’t wait until the night before the test to study. Break the information down and go over it piece by piece. Study for short bursts at a time, then take a break and start again. Try practicing answering questions or outline possible essay questions beforehand.”
Nicole Cavallo – senior Biology and Chemistry major on the Physician Assistant prep track: “Don’t procrastinate!” Continue Reading