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Study Skills Resources

Organization & Time Management

Starting a New Semester the Right Way (9 minutes)
Tips and tricks for establishing solid study and time management habits at the start of a new term. 
Brought to you by College Info Geek, Thomas Frank, an Iowa boy with an international following and a passion for helping you build a remarkable college experience.
Find a video study guide, created by Michelle McIllece, Coe Learning Commons, here. 

Study Less Study Smart: A 6-Minute Summary of Marty Lobdell's Lecture (6 minutes)
Study less and accomplish more? Yes Please! 
Brought to you by College Info Geek, Thomas Frank, an Iowa boy with an international following and a passion for helping you build a remarkable college experience.

A Weekly Habit That Will Help You Stay Motivated All Semester (5 minutes)
A regular, weekly review day can help you stay consistently on task and better remember all the material you are cramming into your brain. 
Brought to you by College Info Geek, Thomas Frank, an Iowa boy with an international following and a passion for helping you build a remarkable college experience.

Study Guides and Strategies: Time Management (web)
How to use your time as one resource in organizing, prioritizing, and succeeding in your studies. 
From the Study Guides and Strategies website, which researches, authors, maintains, and supports this international, learner-centric, educational public service.

The 9 BEST Scientific Study Tips (3:25 minutes)
Scientifically proven ways to improve your study habits created by Mitchell Moffitt and Greg Brown from AsapSCIENCE, bringing scientific understanding to the everyday world around you.

Handouts and Guides for a variety of study techniques (web)
Excellent information to help you with reading comprehension, note taking, preparing for exams and more from Dartmouth University’s Academic Skills Center.

Concentration & Memory

Learning How to Learn with Barbara Oakley (TEDx 18 minutes)
What can you learn from failure? Fabulous learning tips from a professor who’s been there. Improve your ability to learn more easily and with less frustration. Dr. Barbara Oakley teaches at Oakland University and has a Ph.D. in Systems Engineering. She says she used to be terrible at math and science!

The Most Powerful Way to Remember What You Study (8 minutes)
Learn by leaving - tips and techniques for spaced repetition. 
Brought to you by College Info Geek, Thomas Frank, an Iowa boy with an international following and a passion for helping you build a remarkable college experience.

How to Study Effectively with Flash Cards (5 minutes)
Flashcards can be a powerful active learning tool for promoting recall of information. Eight tips for making flashcards and using them effectively.
Brought to you by College Info Geek, Thomas Frank, an Iowa boy with an international following and a passion for helping you build a remarkable college experience.

How to Study Effectively: 8 Advanced Tips (13 minutes)
Some more advanced ways to become more efficient when studying by using a memory strategy, avoiding procrastination and other techniques from College Info Geek, Thomas Frank, a Des Moines native with an international following and a passion for helping you build a remarkable college experience.

Note Taking

How to Take Great Notes: The Cornell Method (6 minutes)
The Cornell Method is a great technique for taking notes in class, from a textbook, or from a video An example is shown to help clarify the method being used. 
Produced by Socratica, a personalized education service founded in 2013 by Michael Harris.

Note Taking BYU Idaho  (12 minutes)
The importance of taking notes, three major note taking methods, strategies for taking better notes, how to review notes.  From the Brigham Young University-Idaho Academic Support Centers

Note Taking 101 (web)
Why? How? What? Fantastic note-taking basics presentation created by the Vocational Program Instruction staff at Brevard Community College, with campuses in Cocoa, FL, Melbourne, FL, Palm Bay, FL and Titusville, FL.

How to: Take the BEST Notes! + Study Tips! (7 minutes)
Six-step note-taking process and study strategies for lectures, textbooks, PowerPoints, and more. Find companion printables at maemovement.com/organization. Materials created by Hailey Cairo.

Reading Skills

How to Read Textbooks More Efficiently (7 minutes)
Get the right information, remember what you read, reduce the amount of time it takes you to read. 
From College Info Geek, Thomas Frank, a Des Moines native with an international following and a passion for helping you build a remarkable college experience.

5 Active Reading Strategies for Textbook Assignments (7 minutes)
Tips for getting the most out of your intense text book reading. 
From College Info Geek, Thomas Frank, a Des Moines native with an international following and a passion for helping you build a remarkable college experience.

Learning from Textbooks (web)
Strategies to enhance learning when reading textbooks; created by the University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada.

Test Taking Tips

10 Tips for Test Taking (8 minutes)
Tips for the days leading up to the exam as well as strategies you can use during the exam. 
From College Info Geek, Thomas Frank, a Des Moines native with an international following and a passion for helping you build a remarkable college experience.

Avoid Stupid Mistakes on Exams (5 minutes)
Careless test errors can hurt your grade as much as lack of study and preparation. 
From College Info Geek, Thomas Frank, a Des Moines native with an international following and a passion for helping you build a remarkable college experience.

Test Taking Strategies (web)
Preparing for different types of exams and coping with test anxiety. 
Produced by St. Mary's College of California.

Mind & Body

College Life: 10 Ways to Reduce Stress (web)
If you feel like your brain is melting under the crush of books, classes, and papers, don’t freak out. Follow our stress-management tips to help relieve the pressure. 
From Everyday Health, Inc., providing medically-sound advice and information on a variety of healthcare topics.

How to Deal with Student Burnout (6 minutes)
Watch this video to see what causes student burnout, and how you can avoid it! 
From College Info Geek, Thomas Frank, a Des Moines native with an international following and a passion for helping you build a remarkable college experience.

Student’s Guide to Dealing with College Stress (web)
How to navigate stressors, get help on campus and turn expert advice into tangible results.
From Affordable Colleges Online, which creates in-depth resources to address topics, questions and concerns related to higher education with an eye on affordability and accreditation.