A good study tip is to always use the study resources available to you. A lot of people make the mistake of only studying with the notes and handouts given in class, but the thing to remember is that these are only a base, which needs to be built on by you.
Many of my professors explain this to the class at the beginning of each year, making it clear that they have the right to ask anything, related to the subject matter, in the final exam, even if they have not mentioned it themselves in their lectures. This is due to the idea of university students having a responsibility to study outside of class and making it a priority to learn everything they can to better themselves.
I’ve tried to make it a part of my weekly routine to spend a couple of hours in the university library, reading books, containing information related to my current subjects. I use these books to fill out my class notes and learn a few extra details on a certain topic. This also helps me, when it comes to studying for the finals, as I already have an idea of which books contain the most relevant information, allowing me to take out those I prefer.
One thing to keep in mind though, is that not all available resources are reliable. I generally steer clear of studying information I can get off the internet, as there are many cases of posted articles, that contain incorrect or inexact information and data. I would have to recommend that you always use the books and magazines found in your university library, as these have been picked out by your academic superiors as resources containing correct information.
The main thing to learn from this article is not to allow yourself to do the bare minimum to pass. In theory you’re studying a subject that you are passionate about, something you want to continue doing as a career for the rest of your life. So make the most of your resources to become the best that you can be in your respective field. Try not to be weighed down by the amount of study and work that needs doing. Maintain the passion that you had going into the course and hold onto it to get you through, because it’s never a mistake to better yourself and be the best that you can be.