Good study habits lead to success. Not intelligence. Not luck. Effective and efficient studying will help you succeed and these tips will help you build your study skills.
A number of resources are available to help you improve your study skills. We have listed several, which vary in format and style. Choose the resource that best fits your needs and personal preferences.
Multiple Choice Exams, King's University College
Provides tips that can help minimize anxiety and manage your time during a multiple choice exam.
How to Get the Most out of Studying: A Video Series, Samford University
This series of five videos presents basic principles of how people learn and tries to correct counterproductive misconceptions so that you can improve your learning by devising your own effective study strategies.
How I Organize My Notes, Homework, and School Files, College Info Geek
This video outlines a system that ensures that you are never without access to any of your work and always being to find the files you need with minimal effort.
How to form an Awesome Study Group, Clarissa
A good study group doesn't just happen - it has to be planned carefully and all members need to agree.
Studying doesn't have to be boring!, ParticleMen
Think of different ways to learn the material for your class. A great example is "Meet the Elements" by They Might Be Giants.
How to study for ANY science course, DocOssareh
DocOssareh, a med school grad, shares tips on how to study for ANY science course. Watch all the way through -- critical info after 13:00.
Many students make the mistake of picking up their textbook and reading 50 pages straight through front to back and assuming they are done with their reading assignment. These students will often struggle to participate actively in class discussion and may not do well on the tests. There are better methods for getting the most out of your reading.
Concept Mapping, ThinkerAcademy
This is why creating concept maps can help you learn. In fact, there are at least 3 ways concept maps support learning. Concept maps help you: Build better understanding, be realistic about what you know (and what you don’t), and they help you figure out what you need to study further.
Visualize Instead of Outline, Library, University og Guelph
Concept Maps are a graphical way of organizing your thoughts and showing how concepts are related or differentiated.
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