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Library CLOSED until further notice

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COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Limited Access

Beginning Monday, March 23, Hoover Library will be CLOSED until further notice. Virtual reference services (use the "ASK US" or "CHAT" button) will be available from 1 PM - 9 PM Sunday, 9 AM - 9 PM Monday-Thursday, and 9 AM - 4 PM Friday. Hours are subject to change at any time. Please see our Hours page for current building availability. For more information, see the McDaniel College COVID-19 Information Page
Faculty: Please see our COVID-19 Library Access
Students: Please see our COVID-19 Student Access page.

Get Ready for College: Study Skills

How is studying different in College?

  • Schedule your study time
  • Prioritize tasks and make a plan for the future
  • Find the best place for you to study

Study tips

  • Read and re-read your syllabus
  • Make flashcards
  • Review your note regularly
  • Test yourself, make up your own questions!

Notetaking tips

  • Sit where you can see the board and hear the professor
  • Write legibly
  • Do not try to capture every single word
  • Review your notes directly after class and add in anything else that seems important.
  • Underline or highlight key words and concepts. Write your thoughts and questions in the margins while you are reading. 

Time management

Ask yourself -- What is the best use of my time?

  • At the start of the semester, create a schedule when all assignments for all classes are due.
  • Schedule in blocks of study time as well as blocks of time for fun and breaks.
  • Make a daily "to-do" list
  • Break bigger projects down into manageable chunks.

What if I need more help?

  • Talk to your professor, the earlier the better
  • Find out if tutors are available
  • Go see a librarian or visit the Writing Center