Learn How to Deal with Difficult Material

Learn How To Deal With Difficult Material


When you find that the material you are studying for a course is difficult, and you are having trouble understanding it, there are several things that you should do:

  • Admit that the material is too hard.  Don't be embarrassed or ashamed that you don't understand, and don't pretend that you will understand it at a later time or fool yourself into thinking that it's not important or that it won't appear on an exam. 
  • If there is an opportunity to ask questions in class, ask!!!  If the explanation you get doesn't help, ask again!
  • Talk to your professor outside of class about the difficulty you are having.  He or she will probably be able to help.
  • Seek tutoring.