Deep Portage Learning Center
Prepare Academically for College
Colleges Want Students With a Well-Rounded Education
Take the more challenging classes so you can get a better idea of what college courses may be like. Practice good study habits You may not know if your study habits are up to par with college courses. Start now.|
•Practice good study habits, so when you're in college, you'll already have some effective tools under your belt.
•Tips to improve your study skills:
•Stay organized by making a "To Do" list.
•Stick to it. Set goals for yourself.
•Prioritize! A test tomorrow is more important than an assignment due next week.
•Take good notes, and then be sure to review them carefully later.
•Experiment a little. Where and when do you work best? Alone or in a group, bright or dim lighting, quiet or noisy? Then study that way!
Improve Your Writing Skills
Effective writing conveys your thoughts into words. It's a skill you use throughout your life, and no matter what career you pursue, the ability to communicate in writing will help you succeed.|
Quick tips for effective writing:
•Think about your audience. For example, you would use a different tone in an essay than you would in a note to a friend.
•List important points in the order you wish to make them.
•Use a strong opening sentence to catch the reader's attention.
•Be clear and to the point.
•Edit out unnecessary words and information.
•Read through your writing for spelling errors and typos.
•Spell check programs don't catch everything!