But high school classes are often small, there are daily assignments, teachers remind students of due dates, and grades are based on a variety of factors such as attendance, homework, quizzes, and multiple tests during the grading period. In contrast, college classes are sometimes large, there are few daily assignments, the class syllabus may be the only reminder of due dates, and course grades may be based largely on one major paper and a final exam.
These differences mean studying in college can be a challenge for first-year students. A few tips will help you meet that challenge and stay on top of your studies from the first day of classes.
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