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Learning Resources

Everyone learns differently. This is especially true when it seems like your peers just “get it” faster or easier than yourself. We’ve put together some resources for you to help in different areas.

Help Me:

with assignments, studying and, tests

  • Highlight or color code important information in text and notes
  • Find your prime study time when you are most attentive and at your best
  • Figure at what type of environment is best, white noise versus absolute quiet
  • Take a break between classes to get a snack, walk around, sit and relax for a moment
  • Organize yourself and materials to promote good recall. Again, this can be writing side notes when reading your textbook or novel
  • Focus less on memorization but more on applied problem solving and meaning. Again, understanding the meaning and concept will make it easier to remember

 

with staying organized, both with my time and my studies

  • Leave margins when taking notes to add information from the text
  • Use daily planner to keep track of assignment/homework due dates
  • Organize time with space for breaks, rest, exercise, social time, and meals
  • Start each day with a list of what needs to be done and prioritize your goals, for example buying socks does not have the same importance as completing your assignment that is due in class that day
  • Break down large tasks into small components and put these in planner. A large task may feel overwhelming however, when it is broken down into small parts each component is quite manageable
  • Color code (e.g., files, texts, schedules)
  • Use Reminders

 

stay on topic

  • Tackle tough assignments early
  • Learn what motivates you
  • Make sure attention is focused free from distractions at the start and during each subject
  • If unsure of instructions, ask for clarification right away
  • Break assignments into smaller chunks. For example, after reading a paragraph, make notes of what the main points are to ensure you understand what you have just read. You can use the side notes to study and review so that you don’t have to re-read the whole paragraph again

with goal setting

Goal setting is a valuable means to creating accountability and encourages success by:

  • Deciding what is important for you to achieve in your life
  • Separating what is important from what is irrelevant, or a distraction
  • Motivating yourself
  • Building your self-confidence, based on successful achievement of goals
  • If you don’t already set goals, do so, starting now. As you make goal setting a priority, you’ll find yourself feeling more positive about achievements.

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