Cougar Questions: What are your most successful study habits?

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Students face multiple quizzes and tests every semester. The challenge for students is to turn a grueling study session into a successful test score. With midterms and finals looming, here is some advice from fellow test-takers.

"I always study with sunflower seeds. I like to go to the library, and if teachers put up Power points, that is my favorite way to study. I notice I do well with good amounts of sleep too." — Aubree Allen, exercise science, Mesa, Ariz.
“I always study with sunflower seeds. I like to go to the library, and if teachers put up Power points, that is my favorite way to study. I notice I do well with good amounts of sleep too.” — Aubree Allen, exercise science, Mesa, Ariz.
"Studying away from the temptation of Netflix if possible." — Bella Hansen, undeclared, Kalamunda, Australia
“Studying away from the temptation of Netflix if possible.” — Bella Hansen, undeclared, Kalamunda, Australia
"The key is to know what the professor is looking for. Evaluate throughout the semester what they emphasize, and talk to the TA if they have taken the from that particular professor. It's all about playing the game." — Daniel Christensen, accounting, Riverton.
“The key is to know what the professor is looking for. Evaluate throughout the semester what they emphasize, and talk to the TA if they have taken the class from that particular professor. It’s all about playing the game.” — Daniel Christensen, accounting, Riverton.
"Reviewing notes and looking online for background information until I really know my topics in depth. I like having some background noise too; when it's too quiet, I can't focus." — Derrick Johnson, civil engineering, Twin Falls, Idaho
“Reviewing notes and looking online for background information until I really know my topics in depth. I like having some background noise too; when it’s too quiet, I can’t focus.” — Derrick Johnson, civil engineering, Twin Falls, Idaho
"Finding a quiet place in the library of the law building and having a long study session with no interruptions." — Jeff Ward, neuroscience, Twin Falls, Idaho
“Finding a quiet place in the library of the law building and having a long study session with no interruptions.” — Jeff Ward, neuroscience, Twin Falls, Idaho
"Taking it easy and not stressing too much. The more relaxed I am, the better I feel, and usually, the better I do." — Laurie Kelley, public health, Georgia
“Taking it easy and not stressing too much. The more relaxed I am, the better I feel, and usually, the better I do.” — Laurie Kelley, public health, Georgia
"Doing a little bit every day is key. If you study a little bit for a long time then you don't have to cram it all in at the last minute. Also, take breaks so knowledge is actually retained." — Sharlene Nauta, communications and Italian, South Jordan
“Doing a little bit every day is key. If you study a little bit for a long time then you don’t have to cram it all in at the last minute. Also, take breaks so knowledge is actually retained.” — Sharlene Nauta, communications and Italian, South Jordan
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