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Student Success


Last Updated:
January 30, 2024

First Published:
January 20, 2023


Planning, preparation, and sleep are vital to the success of students at UTHSC. This section includes advice and techniques that prepare students for academic success.

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  1. To improve long-term knowledge acquisition, utilize study strategies like retrieval (flash cards) instead of passive studying tactics like rereading and highlighting. (Retrieval-Based Learning Strategies in Medical Education | Lecturio Medical)

  2. When engaging in group work, make sure to set goals and deadlines, delegate tasks, and discuss meeting times and communication methods when the group is first formed. (Using the Stages of Team Development | MIT Human Resources)

  3. Adequate sleep is very important for learning and memory because sleep deprivation reduces the ability to learn and retain knowledge. Sleep is of vital importance to academic success, as memories only consolidate (become stable) during sleep. (Sleep, Learning, and Memory | Healthy Sleep (harvard.edu))

  • Jackie Burchum, Kate Fouquier