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Study Tips for Students to Maximize Retention and Learning

So what can I do in veterinary school to learn stuff more effectively?

  1. Take responsibility for your own education.

  2. Ask questions when things are unclear.

  3. Discuss new material with classmates, even when you think you understand it. 

  4. Study with a friend or small group

  5. Try to find out answers to your own questions by reading, computer searching, etc. 

  6. Relate new information to things you already know. 

  7. Relate new information to your own personal experiences whenever possible

  8. Never attempt to learn isolated bits of information.

  9. Ask yourself, "Why would anyone want to know this, and how would they use it?"

  10. Do whatever it takes to stay focused and involved. 

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