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Resources for Study Effectiveness

Sometimes it doesn't matter how much time you spend studying. If you're not "doing it right," you may just be spinning your wheels. Use these resources to help you improve and hone your study techniques to get the most out of studying, and to get better grades!

Study Groups

The Prescott Learning Center provides resources for Study Group support. We at the Learning Center strongly encourage you to get together and form intentional study groups and please, allow us to assist you in making your group as effective as possible.

Transforming Good Students into Great Learners Online Workshops

Many students starting college did well in high school, and subsequently study hard in college; yet they struggle to make grades that reflect their abilities & efforts. In many cases, this is due to their failure to adapt their approach to studying to the rigors demanded by college level course work. There’s a good chance you’re using methods that are ineffective for success in difficult college courses. Learn how to get the most out of your study time!

Session 1: Why Good Students Do Bad in College
Session 1 Handouts (print before viewing)
Session 1 Transcript for hearing impaired

Session 2: College Expectations & Textbook Mapping
Session 2 Handouts (print before viewing)
Session 2 Transcript for hearing impaired

Session 3: Applications to Individual Study Sessions
Session 3 Handouts (print before viewing)
Session 3 Transcript for hearing impaired


Study Tools

Improving Your Study Effectiveness

  • Metacognition - means gaining higher awareness of how you approach your leaning tasks.
  • Overcoming Procrastination - We all do it, but if it's creating big problems in school, it's time to do something about it.
  • Mind Tools - Use this link to access hundreds of management, career, and thinking skills.
  • Interrogating Texts - Six reading habits to develop, from Harvard Library
  • How to Get the Most Out of Studying(YouTube Videos from Samford University) - Excellent 5-part video series every serious student should watch
  • What Professors Expect - Essential understanding for every college student. You're not in high school any more!
  • How to Study - Lots of great resources on a variety of topics.
  • Preparing for Tests - Because for many students, that's really what much of your studying is all about!
  • Critical Reading- Fundamentals of critical reading and effective writing
  • Academic Tips- Study tips, study skills, guides and tricks to help handle the stresses of college life.

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