Step 1: Exploring and planning
How to get started?
Start right away.
A good start is half the job done!
A semester passes faster than you think, and before you know it, it is time to start preparing for the exams. If you want to have sufficient time to go through all stages of active learning, then, apart from your work on assignments/internship, you will have to plan the processing of the syllabuses too. Take a look at our webpage about planning and start practising.
Take a close look at the table of content, titles, subtitles and use smart highlighting.
This stage is very important for you to know where in the syllabus to place everything you read. The titles tell you what the course is about, all these titles together are the framework of your course. If you gradually memorise this framework, then you will better know which part of the syllabus the questions on the test or exam refer to. You will immediately know which chapter you can find the answers in. Start practising with the table of contents.
Assume an active attitude during lectures. Find out here what you best (don’t) do during lectures. You can also find useful tips in our notes aid! Additionally, many useful apps exist that can help you to take notes.
Get to know your own learning style.
There are different manners to learn. Depending on the situation, you will use a certain learning style. Check here what your favourite learning style is and how to apply it.
Search for study tips.
Try to find out what exactly the lecturer is expecting from you. First, check the learning objectives, the exam method, study tips ... in your study aid or in the ECTS sheets. Find more info on the different assessment methods (open response questions, multiple choice, portfolio ... ) on the website Spotlight.
Do you take a course which offers mainly digital study materials?
Then check our digital learning study tips!