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Linda Smith

3 Successful Study Techniques

These three study techniques that have worked well for me, and hopefully they can help you reach your academic and career goals.

Going to college to achieve your academic goals or to increase your career opportunities is extremely important. I recently started my college journey in the medical billing and coding program at Herzing University.

I have wanted to obtain a college degree for a long time because I want my children to know they can accomplish anything if they work hard. I also want to earn my degree to help make a better life for myself and my family.

I’ve found that having great study habits can help you maximize your ability to learn and be successful, both in and out of the classroom.

These three study techniques that have worked well for me, and hopefully they can help you reach your academic and career goals:

1. Taking notes by hand 

Since we live in such a technological age, some people might be surprised to know that it helps me to handwrite my notes. I read over my lessons and then I actually go back and write the important facts down on paper. I do this for all of my classes. There are several reasons I do this, but one of them is that if my computer goes down, I still have all my notes. If I am at a doctor’s appointment, or on the go for any other reason, I can always take my written notes with me and review them.

2. Having a quiet place to study

There are so many distractions in life that it can sometimes be hard to find a quiet place to study. I’ve found that you have to be creative and make study time happen. Whether you study at night, on the weekends, or in between classes, find a schedule that works best for you.

3. Read, write, recite

When we learned that my oldest son had ADHD, we learned that if he read, wrote, and recited his study materials, it made a huge difference in his ability to learn and retain information. I decided to try it out for myself, and it has helped me ace my exams!

My goal after graduation is to become my own boss and work from home. In order to reach my goal, I have to work hard and learn a lot more, but I’m confident that my study habits will help me be successful.

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* Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Employment and Wage Statistics 2023 / Occupational Outlook Handbook 2022. BLS estimates do not represent entry-level wages and/or salaries. Multiple factors, including prior experience, age, geography market in which you want to work and degree field, will affect career outcomes and earnings. Herzing neither represents that its graduates will earn the average salaries calculated by BLS for a particular job nor guarantees that graduation from its program will result in a job, promotion, salary increase or other career growth.

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