William S. Altman, Ph.D.


Tools for Studying

Learning is hard work.

Most people don't realize that when they're in elementary or high school, unless they've had some excellent and demanding teachers. Some students have been able to get by with a minimal amount of effort, just showing up for class and taking their exams. If that's the case, they may suffer a bit of culture shock when they get to college.

The average course will require you to spend about 2-3 hours on studying and writing for each hour you're in the classroom. For the average 3-credit course, that means you'll be spending about 6-9 hours on homework every week.

This may seem even more difficult because college instructors expect you to set your own priorities, and know how to manage your study and work time. In practical terms, that often means that they won't assign specific homework, but that you'll be required to figure out how to study, and how to budget your time for working on papers, projects, and research for your classes.

But don't worry, there's help!

There are many resources to help you make things easier. Use the links along the left side of this page to find help with studying, writing, research, and keeping it all together.

Explore these resources, and use them to your advantage.

Don't worry. We're all in this together, and with the right attitude, hard work, and help from all of us at Broome Community College you will succeed!