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HOW IS COLLEGE DIFFERENT FROM HIGH SCHOOL?

STUDYING IN HIGH SCHOOL
STUDYING IN COLLEGE
  • You may study outside of class as little as 1 to 2 hours a week, and this may be mostly last-minute test preparation.
  • You need to study at least 2 to 3 hours outside of class for each hour in class.
  • You often need to read or hear presentations only once to learn all you need to learn about them.
  • You need to review class notes and text material regularly.
  • You are expected to read short assignments that are then discussed, and often re-taught, in class.
  • You are assigned substantial amounts of reading and writing which may not be directly addressed in class.
  • Guiding principle: You will usually be told in class what you needed to learn from assigned readings.
  • Guiding principle: It's up to you to read and understand the assigned material; lectures and assignments proceed from the assumption that you've already done so.
Source: http://smu.edu/alec/transition.asp

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