As a college student looking to improve your school grades, there are times you come across courses that are quite easy and simple for you to understand and pass through, and also, there are times you come across courses that seem very difficult and might not be interesting to you.
Back then in my college years, I had courses I found interesting, easy and I loved them so much and that made me score better grades on them. On the other side, I also had few courses I found very difficult to get through but using some defined strategies, I was able to understand them and also score higher grades on them.
So in this article, I will be dishing out strategies and ideas I implemented during my college years to help me get passed difficult courses and also that helped me come out with a good college grade.
9 Important Ways To Make A Difficult Course Look Easy In College
Here are the few important ways you can make a difficult course look easy in college:
Make up your mind to put more effort
The first step towards achieving any goal is making a strong decision and having the mindset needed to achieve it. To make a difficult course look easy, you have to first make up your mind about making it easy. You need to build a strong determination and have the positive mindset that your efforts will definitely help you understand better on the course.
Attend more classes on the course
The second step is attending more classes on that course and avoid missing classes. Back then in college I was a lover of lectures and I don’t miss them. I loved hearing from the lecturers mouth and try to understand clearly the information they are trying to relay.
Ask questions whenever you are confuse
Asking questions when you are confuse or you don’t understand something will help you a lot towards understanding a course. When the lecturer is teaching the course, learn to jot down areas you don’t understand and ask questions on those areas after the lecture. You can also meet with your lecturer on a private class for better understanding.
Start from the basics
When attending to difficult courses, its important you start from the basics before moving down to difficult areas. You can start from the definitions and meaning of terms before moving down to calculations and problem solving.
Check online for more information
There are a lot of online resources related to different courses. This resources can help you learn more and also help you gain more insights based on other peoples understanding of that topic. You can also check out YouTube for video illustrations and also niche blogs for related topics and research papers.
Ensure you always perfect your reading on the course
After classes, ensure you read up the course same day even if its just for an hour. Also, ensure that you are able to understand every bit of the course and you can explain them in your own words.
One last thing I used to do after reading for a course, is to set questions from all I read, and I try to answer them without looking at my lecture or text book.
Answer more questions related to the course
Another effective way of getting passed difficult course is by answering questions related to those courses. You can check online for more questions and try to answer them. This will give you more insight about the course topics and help you in understanding the course.
Engage in group discussions
Group discussions with the right people is a common booster to helping you understand anything. Most times, our close friends or course friends explains better to us than our lecturers. So set out time to engage with course mates or senior students that understand the course topic better.
Learn to relate the previous topics with new topics on the course
The last step is learning to relate previous information with new ones. All topics taught in a course are closely related and your ability to relate them together will definitely give you an upper edge towards understanding them better.
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