STUDY MAPS AND ATLASES. Since this is a college course, it assumes you already have the knowledge most students gain in a high school geography class. You will see many exam questions throughout the year that require knowledge of specific information about specific countries and prominent physical features, from their location to their size to their shape. So get a globe, an atlas, or just get on Google Maps and explore!
GET READY FOR A COLLEGE LEVEL TEXTBOOK. This could be challenging early on, so you may want to check out this site for help: