• Jesse Heaton

    Jesse Heaton

    Graduate Student
    Heyworth, IL
    Doctor of Physical Therapy

    Jesse's Bio:
    I graduated in 2015 with a B.S. in Exercise Physiology and am now in the Doctorate of Physical Therapy program here at CSS. I played on the baseball team at CSS for four years. I was also a statistics tutor and currently work as personal care assistant in Duluth. I love the outdoors, hunting fishing, hiking, etc. While being at St. Scholastica I have noticed the “family” atmosphere and I am truly enjoying every second of it.

  • Shauney Moen

    Graduate Student
    Oak Grove, MN
    Doctorate of Physical Therapy

    Daniela Moreno Gomez

    San Salvador, El Salvador
    Computer Information Systems and Finance

    Brooke Elvehjem

    Mora, MN

    Jason Chavez

    Minneapolis, MN
    Psychology, Organizational Behavior, and Social Work

  • Malvern Madondo

    Harare, Zimbabwe
    Mathematics & Computer Science

    Conrado Eiroa Solans

    Madrid, Spain
    Psychology Major, Biology minor

    Neena Koslowski

    Apple Valley, MN

    Jin Baek

    Aurora, CO
    Biology and Chemistry (Pre-Med)

  • Halle Nystrom

    Graduate Student
    Fargo, ND
    M.S. Health Information Management

    Laura Salazar

    Bogotá, Colombia
    Marketing and Business Management

    Bryan Chavez

    Richfield, MN
    Accounting and Finance

    Yael Ikoba-Ndjip

    Brussels, Belgium
    Accounting Major; Finance minor

  • Takudzwa Munjanja

    Gweru, Zimbabwe
    Health Information Management, CIS minor

    Shivani Singh

    Mumbai, India
    Management & Marketing

    Laila Zemar

    Casablanca, Morocco
    Biochemistry, Biology and Pre-med

    Kathryn McCarrick

    Saint Paul, MN
    Elementary Education

  • Katelyn Gehling

    East Bethel, MN
    Exercise Physiology for Pre-Physical Therapy

How To Study

If you do a quick Google search for “study tips”, you will come across a plethora of ideas and examples to ace that tough class. However, it is becoming more and more difficult to find that much needed perfect study environment. Everyone has there own opinion on how to study and what works. In my experience, studying is an independent endeavor, in the fact that everyone has to find what works best for them. For me that means taking the time to familiarize myself with the material own my own by reading, reviewing powerpoint notes, and looking up any unfamiliar topics or terminology. After that I may get together with one or two people to review and go over any topics that may be more challenging or complex. I have found that if I get into a group for studying when I haven’t put in the time to understand the topics, it usually ends in built up stress, more questions than answers, and ultimately starting up from scratch the next day.

Another big portion to studying is the physical environment you put yourself in to get work done. I know that I study best in a quiet area with minimal distractions. That also means phone on silent and upside down or in my backpack. After a few semesters of studying in my dorm/apartment room where people could come in and out as they pleased, I escaped to our beautiful library on campus. There are also some great study lounges, conference rooms, and commons that are great for studying, which I took advantage of. If you go off-campus there are a few local coffee shops that are nice spots to set up and get some studying in. My personal favorite is Dunn Brothers on London Road. Once again you just have to find what works best for you.

My last point is to beat the procrastination bug as early as you can. I fell into a terrible habit of procrastinating to study and get my homework done early on in my academic career. Thankfully, I was able to dig my way out of that with some improved organizational skills. It can be tough to set aside time, but trust me when I say, it is well worth it. You end up feeling much better about the given topics and more prepared when it comes to meeting up with friends to study.

In short, take some time to try out what works best for you. If you study well in groups, then by all means set up a study session with some classmates. If you are like me and need that quiet space alone, find a cozy spot on on or off campus to set up shop for awhile. Make sure you are in an area that is conducive to your learning style and block yourself from the temptations of social media. Lastly, make time to study, whether it is 15 minutes here and there or 3 hours. Don’t wait and be bitten by that procrastination bug!

Good luck to all students in this spring semester!

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