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Improve Study Skills


Learning should be fun. By developing good study habits, you will improve your chances of being academically successful in college. Use all the resources available to you.

General Study Skills
  • A wealth of learning and study skills resources and links are available at including specific learning and study strategies for subjects ranging from Accounting to Theater.  Just click on "Resources" for all the categories of information available.
  • Virginia Tech has a wonderful site full of Study Skills Self-help Information including online workshops.
  • Over 100 learning skills study guides are available at Study Guides and StrategiesThe site also contains translations of many of these study guides in more than 20 languages!
  • Visit the Study Skills Library at California Polytechnic State University. Topics include listening, memorizing, time management, note taking, test preparation, and test taking.
  • Conduct a Time Audit to help you to improve your time management skills (University of Minnesota--Duluth).
  • Excellent online study skills videos from Dartmouth College. There are short videos on the Cornell Note-Taking system, time management, stress management, reading improvement, and strategic learning.  

Conquering Test Anxiety

  • also has many resources for conquering test anxietyOne of the best is Beating the Big Bad Wolf (requires flash player), a multimedia test anxiety presentation from Austin Community College. (Note: Beating the Big Bad Wolf will take a minute to load.)

Learning Styles and Learning Self-Assessments

  • Did you know that there are different learning styles? Diablo Valley College has an excellent introduction to learning styles, learning strategies to use with each learning style, and an online learning style survey to identify your preferred learning style.
  • The VARK is an excellent guide to learning styles, complete with questionnaire and Help sheets for studying and learning tips for each style.
  • North Carolina State University has a good learning styles questionnaire and helpful information.

Note-Taking Systems

Group Projects

Have you been assigned a group project? Here are some web sites with help on surviving a group project:

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Contact Information
Jeanne Haslam
Coordinator of the Learning Center
Second floor of the Library, room #252
Phone (478) 445-1179

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