How is college studying different from high school studying?

<p>Hi, college students, </p>

<p>How are you finding college studying? Is it just like high school studying? Is it more time-consuming? Or is it even easier than high school? What has your experience been so far?</p>

<p>The textbook is more than just a paperweight in college. You actually have to read it and take good notes.</p>

<p>People say that there's a lot more time to do a lot more studying</p>

<p>I use to get A's in almost every class in high school without much effort. Most of the time I don't even read the textbook. Now that I am in college, I have to spend a good amount of time going over notes and textbooks so that I can at least get a 3.0 . Time management is a key factor in college, find time to study.</p>

<p>i never studied in high school and rarely did homework.</p>

<p>now i'm doing so much work, i barely have time to breathe.</p>

<p>man, high shcool is hella hard for me. especially last year. i felt like i wouldnt make it past junior year alive staying up until 3 AM and pulling off all nighters like 2 times a week... i cant wait for college torture!! ......</p>

<p>Um yeah, you actually do have to study in college as opposed to high school.</p>

<p>The reason i didn't have to study in highschool was because the teachers did a good enough job. If you showed up for class, they spoonfed the material to you. In college, classes are very ambitious in the amount of content they attempt to cover, and the genius professors you will find, are not always the best teachers.</p>

<p>theres a ton of reading to do in college. the professor isnt gonna cover everything. for example, in my history class, theres a lot of assigned reading over primary sources so that way we read, learn, draw our own conclusions, then talk about it during discussion. of course the material covered in the reading also reappears in quizzes/tests, etc. </p>

<p>as opposed to high school, not as much homework (if youre a humanities major) but a lot more reading</p>

<p>First, you don't get outlines for the tests.
Sedond, you need to outline the texts and add any additional information from the lectures. Learn to outline texts now. It will save you a lot of hassle.
Third, the books are more complex than that of highschool
Fourth: the hardest part of college is the distractions. You don't have mom and dad there to say "do your work." You will, however, have lots of friends trying to distract you, not to mention the opposite sex. Time management is very important in college</p>

<p>how many days a week do u actually get to sleep for 4 hours?</p>

<p>It's not... unless you push yourself more.</p>

<p>If you've been taking challenging classes where you're up late doing work and getting little sleep, then you'll take classes that build upon those studies and require equal work.</p>

<p>If you've been taking average classes that require the occasional 2am studying, then you'll place into classes that build upon that level of work.</p>

<p>So again, freshman level work isn't easier or harder unless you make it as such.</p>

<p>whats the point in taking hard classes in college? are there graduate school admissions offices just like undergrad?</p>

<p>sleepisabliss asked, "whats the point in taking hard classes in college?"</p>

<p>Some people go to college to study a subject they enjoy. (That's what I did.) If that subject happens to be hard, which perhaps my major was, hard classes are unavoidable. </p>

<p>"are there graduate school admissions offices just like undergrad?" </p>

<p>Yes. Admission to professional schools (e.g., law school or medical school or whatever) and graduate schools can be quite competitive. Grades matter, and sometimes course selection matters. Life doesn't stop being competitive when you graduate from high school.</p>

<p>college studying takes studying to a whole new level</p>

<p>How does one choose the "easier" classes in college? I doubt most campus advisors would tell you which classes were extremely easy, and I don't think a lot of freshman would have a lot of sophomore/junior/senior friends until AFTER they chose their classes. How do you guys choose your classes? Do you guys know of a secret website or something? lol.</p>

<p>It's about the same for me. I didn't work in high school. Now reading slightly more before my midterms. Other than that, everything's pretty good. And I'm at a pretty competitive school too. What can I say, I know how to get easy classes.</p>


<p><em>looks at your location</em> Are You At UC Berkeley?</p>

<p>The major difference I have found is that there is a lot less busy work. In high school you would get homework assignments like every night. In college I haven't really gotten little daily assignments. Instead it's textbook reading and writing papers.</p>

<p>Oh, and for some of you wondering how to know the easy classes from the hard classes, you might have a website, like there is at USC, where the students leave remarks and grades on teachers and their classes.</p>