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Study tips for Gen-Ed classes?

  1. Jan 17, 2016 #1
    Hi all,

    I'm a freshman that's about to begin my second semester taking 3 technical courses and 1 gen-ed course. I've gotten accustomed to studying for math and science classes in university, but I have to take this non-western gen-ed (and due to scheduling conflicts with my main 3 classes, I'm taking a course on a subject I'm not really interested at all) and I'm not really sure how i should go about properly studying this kind of material. In high school, I would spend way too much time taking notes then studying those notes and reading chapters from the text only to get a high B/low A. I know university is a whole different ball-game, so I was wondering if you guys had any advice for studying classes like these that concern subjects like mythology.
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  3. Jan 17, 2016 #2


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    It might help to know what the subject is and what the course objectives are for someone to help you out. I would imaging that the studying techniques could be very different between a course in history, a course in music, or a course in English literature.
  4. Jan 19, 2016 #3


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    Difficult to say. Mythology may require some human maturity unlike what is needed for mathematics and sciences; but on the other hand, your ability to study and look for a sense or order could be strong enough to help you as a student in the Mythology course. Use the syllabus for your course if one is provided, and study the material before the topics are presented in the class meetings.
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