College vs. High School: Studying

Studying in High School

  • Teachers may often set aside class time for students to work on homework. Study time outside of class may be as little as two hours a week.
  • Students are expected to read short assignments that are then discussed and often re-taught in class.
  • Teachers often remind students of their incomplete or pending work.
  • Students will usually be told what they are expected to learn from assigned materials.

Studying in College

  • Students need to plan to study two to three hours for every hour they are in class.
  • Students are assigned substantial amounts of reading and writing that may not be directly addressed in the classroom.
  • Students are expected to complete homework listed on the syllabus without being reminded.
  • It is up to students to read and understand the assigned material; lectures and exam schedules are based on the assumption that they have done so.