I Need Help with... Study Skills & Time Management

Resources

Study Skills

  • Active Reading 
    Take the iStudy tutorial to help you recall and apply information you obtain through printed text.
  • Concept Maps 
    Take this iStudy tutorial to understand “concept mapping,” a visual and active thinking technique to help you structure thoughts, illustrate in-depth ideas, and show relationships between and among them.
  • 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.
  • Learning Online - Are Your Ready? 
    Take this iStudy tutorial to determine your readiness for taking online courses. .
  • 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.
  • Taking Breaks from Studying
    Learn about the benefits of taking breaks to relax, de-stress, and clear your mind.
  • Text 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
    Visit with your instructors, but plan ahead to make the best use of time.

Time Management

  • 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.

Books

Videos