The transition from high school to college is a big one, and it is easy to pick up some bad studying habits when you are on your own for the first time. Many colleges and universities offer help when it comes to studying. For those who want to take advantage of it, there are many resources available for students to use. These resources often include tips on how to study, time management, and even tutoring help. It also often takes some time for students to realize they need to adjust their habits when it comes to studying when they are in college. Dorm rooms are often a big distraction, so it is important to realize that they are not the best places to be productive. Campuses are full of other good spots where students can study.
Studying Tips and Skills
Study Tips A list of study tips for a psychology course that will also work well in other courses.
The Basics of Effective Learning Strategies for studying, your environment, and managing time wisely.
Study Guides and Strategies A comprehensive list of guides for studying in many different situations.
Study Tips for New College Students. A list of the top 10 study tips for students who are adjusting to college.
Study Skills A number of different handouts that can be printed, with tips and skills to learn for studying.
How to Study A complete guide on how to study.
College Study Habits A large guide with different study habits broken up into several different sections.
Improve your study skills Several resources for help with improving study skills.
Time Management and Procrastination
University of Illinois A list of study tips to use for time management, and how to avoid procrastination.
How to Study A list of links to help with time management skills.
Columbia University How to make a schedule and why it is important for time management.
Learning Commons Time management and how to start, plan, and stay on track.
Academic Success Center Reasons why people procrastinate and several strategies you can use to avoid it.
University at Buffalo An article on procrastination , what it is, why students do it, and how to overcome it.
An Anti-Procrastination Plan A list of specific strategies to change a procrastinator.
Oregon State Ten strategies students can use to prevent procrastination.
Concentration and Memory Improvement
Cal Poly Information on how to memorize effectively.
The University of Alabama The four R’s you can use to improve your memory.
Mind Tools Techniques students can use to improve their memories.
Dartmouth College This page has several documents students can use to help learn how to concentrate better.
Life Learning An article with tips on how to improve their concentration.
Purdue University The online writing lab at Purdue University is a comprehensive guide to writing.
University of North Carolina A number of tips and tricks on how to revise your writing effectively.
Bartleby An online version of the Strunk’s Style writing book.
Writing Tips How to recognize plagiarism, and writing tips to help avoid it.
The Nuts and Bolts of College Writing An in depth guide to college writing.
Writing Program A short list of tips and tricks to effective college writing.
Essay Writing Tips for writing a good college essay.
Writing Resources A list of resources for writing prepared by writing center tutors and college faculty.
Test Preparation and Test Taking
AAC Study Tips A step-by-step process to use when preparing for an exam.
Test Taking Strategies Things to do before and during a test for a better chance of success.
Study Plans A seven day strategy to prepare for a test.
Academic Skills Center How to answer an essay question effectively.
Study Guides How to create a study guide to help study for a test.
Academic Tips Strategies students can use for studying and taking tests.
Improving Reading Skills
San Luis Community College Tips on how to mark textbooks to increase comprehension.
Study Guides How to read and comprehend college material that is difficult to understand.
Reach out Michigan An article about how to read a book on a difficult subject.
Improve Reading Comprehension Some quick and easy tips for improving reading comprehension.
Reading Comprehension An article that includes tips for improving reading comprehension along with some additional tips on speed reading.
Listening and Note Taking
SNU A list of ways to listen and retain information from a lecture.
Note Taking An insightful article on note taking.
College of Saint Benedict Several strategies to use for listening and note taking along with a listening
University of Minnesota Listening strategies for college students.
Learning Commons Resources for both listening and note-taking.
UC Santa Cruz How to write an annotated bibliography.
Curtin University An article on reference and how to avoid plagiarism.
St. Cloud State The APA style of citing sources.
Citing Sources A guide for citing sources for college papers. This guide includes citing within a paper and how to create a list of sources.
Tutors and Tutoring
Smarthinking An online provider of tutoring services.
Michigan State University Teaching critical thinking.
The Critical Thinking Community The fundamentals behind critical thinking.
University of Louisville Several articles and links about critical thinking.
Mission to Learn A list of websites students can use to improve their critical thinking skills.
St. Petersburg College Resources for critical thinking. This list includes websites, journals, books, and articles.
National Center for Learning Disabilities Planning for the transition to college or work for people with learning disabilities.
College Survival Skills A number of tips for college students with disabilities.
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