I Need Help with... Study Skills & Time Management
Foundations on Reading and Note-Taking
- Active Reading
Take the iStudy tutorial to help you recall and apply information you obtain through printed text.
- Evaluate Study Locations
Take this short quiz to determine whether your study locations are full of distractions or are mostly distraction free.
- iStudy tutorials
View Penn State’s comprehensive list of study tutorials, which include categories to help you succeed in school, in life, and on the job.
- Note Taking
See this Penn State Learning resource that guides you through taking notes in class, effective listening, and the five R’s of note taking.
- Note Taking II
View this quick guide to learn “The Cornell Note-Taking System.”
- Reading Comprehension
See this Penn State Learning resource that focuses on study/reading methods, speed reading, and the do’s and don’ts of highlighting.
Preparing for Exams
- Taking Breaks from Studying
Learn about the benefits of taking breaks to relax, de-stress, and clear your mind.
- Test Anxiety
Take this iStudy tutorial to learn about the different types of test anxiety and what you can do to help test anxiety.
- Test Anxiety II
View this checklist designed by Oregon State University that includes tips for managing test anxiety.
Take this iStudy tutorial to help you learn ways to become a better test-taker. It also walks you through different types of testing, assessment, and evaluation.
- Utilize Instructors Office Hours
Unsure what to say to an instructor during office hours? Take a look at this list of tips through the University of Oregon.
- Goal Setting Worksheet
Use this worksheet designed to help you set and achieve SMART (specific, measurable, action-oriented, relevant, time-oriented) goals.
- Managing Procrastination
Get help with motivation and procrastination management.
- Time Management
Get help with time management through these Oregon State University resources, including a weekly to-do worksheet, a weekly calendar worksheet, and a time management video.
- Time Management II
Take this iStudy tutorial to learn to prioritize your time, determine long-term goals, and avoid pitfalls like procrastination.
- Use a Monthly Planner
Use a basic planner to help you manage your assignments, exams, and appointments. Find others through Amazon or the Penn State Bookstore.