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Study Strategies


Learning Services provides study strategies to ensure student successLearning Services provides students with the resources and strategies they need to succeed.

Learning Services can provide classroom presentations and other training workshops on time management, reading textbooks, note taking, test taking, and other learning strategies. Learning Services staff members are also available to meet one-on-one with students for individual assessment and to teach any specific study strategies and academic skills that may be needed. Students who come to Learning Services for study assistance are taught specific study techniques, using actual notes, assignments, and textbooks from the classes in which they are enrolled.

Additional Resources

How College is Different than High School - What is different in college classes? Read this handout to help you navigate the transition from high school to college courses!

VARK Learning Styles Inventory - Do you know your learning style? Take the inventory and talk with a Learning Services staff member about how to adapt your studying to your learning style(s)!

The Art of Active Reading - This handout provides information on the SQ4R method of textbook/active reading.

Cornell Note-Taking Method - Want to learn how to take more complete and organized notes? Review this handout for examples of the popular Cornell Note-Taking Method.

Comprehensive Test-Taking Tips - Trouble with tests? This handout covers tips for multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer/essay questions as well as general test-taking tips.

Time Allocation Worksheet - Do you ever wonder where your time goes? This helpful worksheet allows you to see how you are dividing your time currently, and it asks you to reflect on changes you may want to make to your priorities to be a healthier, more successful student.

To-Do List - This list provides you with a template for planning out and prioritizing the important goals of your day. You can make it a part of your daily routine or simply use it when things begin to get busy and overwhelming.

 
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