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.
- Finding a Good Place to Study
One of the keys to effective studying is finding a good location.
- The Learning Scientists
View or print different posters to learn about guided study practices and techniques.
- 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
- Getting Prepared for a Test: Start Now
In this module, we’ll share some strategies for effective test prep, give suggestions on how to organize your notes for studying, and discuss test anxiety.
- 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.
- Test Taking
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.
- Why cramming for tests often fails
You may think you know your own mind, but when it comes to memory, research suggests that you don't.
- Why Cramming Is the Worst Way to Study
Cramming doesn't provide long-term learning.
- Time Management
Being able to plan and prioritize activities is an important skill to obtain so that you can complete class assignments and projects on time without denying yourself a social life, recreational activities, or other items that are important to you.
- Time Estimator
- Time Management Calculator
This time management calculator shows you what your week may look like depending on the number of credits you take.
- Tips for Time Management
Sometimes all it takes is a bit of preparation at the beginning of the semester to make you feel ready to tackle the coursework ahead of you.
- Tackling Time Management
Create a Weekly Timetable
- How to Get the Most Out of Studying (Dr. Stephen Chew Video Series)
- How to Manage Your Time Better
- How to Take Great Notes
- How to Stop Procrastinating
- How to study effectively
- How to Study for Final Exams: 5 Tips!
- How to study smarter, not harder - From How We Learn by Benedict Carey
- The Curve of Forgetting