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This is designed to help you find the basic study tips and academic support you need anytime, anywhere. You’ll find a variety of excellent academic resources compiled from several universities and learning web sites. Links will redirect you to the original site/source.

Assessments Critical Thinking Health & Wellness Learning Disabilities
Learning Strategies  Library and Internet Math and Science                    Memory                               
Note Taking                             Online Learning and Study Skills Oral Presentations Reading
Study Guides Study Skills Test Anxiety Test Taking
Time Management Vocabulary Writing Related Websites

Balancing academics and university life can be exciting and demanding. For additional academic support, consider taking ED PS 2600: "Strategies for College Success"; taking courses with Supplemental Instruction (SI); forming study groups; working with a tutor; contacting the Learning Success Center for additional resource ideas (801-581-8746).


Assessments

Learning Style Assessment

Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire 
The Index of Learning Styles is an on-line instrument used to assess preferences on four dimensions (active/reflective, sensing/intuitive, visual/verbal, and sequential/global) of a learning style model formulated by Richard M. Felder and Linda K. Silverman of North Carolina State University.

Coping & Stress Management Assessment

Coping Skills Inventory
A short assessment to help you learn more about how you deal with stress and your predominant methods of coping with stressful situations. At the end, it will provide you with a Snapshot Report of how you deal with high-stress situations in your life. 

Distance Learning Skills Assessment

ELI (Extended Learning Inventory)
Use this inventory to help you assess if distance learning courses (Web-based, satellite, correspondence) will work for you, given your study strategies and learning preferences.

Motivation Assessment

Locus of Control and Attributional Style 
Determine your sources for motivation and the effects of internal versus external sources.


Critical Thinking

What is Critical Thinking?
An introduction to the concept of Critical Thinking, the important components of critical thinking and how to implement it in your life. 

The Critical Thinking Community
A website dedicated to teaching college and university students about what critical thinking is, how to become a critical thinking, and lessons about how to become a critical thinker. 

Pitzer College: Critical Thinking
A website with a series of links in order to teach students about the important concepts of critical thinking and understanding the critical thinking process. 


Health and Wellness

University of Utah Center for Student Wellness
Information about the Center for Student Wellness and the resources that they provide for University of Utah Students. 

Go Ask Alice
Health related questions and answers from Columbia University's Health Center.

Nutrition Fact Sheets
Published by the American Dietetic Association.

Mayo Clinic Health Information
Mayo Clinic Web site containing physician-reviewed articles and other information on health, fitness, and nutrition topics.

Prevention Magazine
A monthly magazine with articles on health, fitness, food, and many other health-related topics.


Learning Disabilities

Center for Disability and Access
University of Utah Center for Disability and Access and information on the resources available through the University. 

Rights and Responsibilities of Students with Learning Disabilities 
The Learning Disabilities Association of America information about required academic accomidations for students with learning disabilities.

10 Tips for College Students with Learning Disabilities 
A list of 10 tips for students with Learning Disabilities as provided by NPR. 


Learning Strategies

Effective Learning Strategies
Learning resources about organization, independent learning, learning from others, writing, and math. 

College Success and Learning Strategies 
A list of strategies to help students, specifically those starting college, learn about how to be an effective college student, with resources on effective studying strategies. 

College Learning Strategies Handouts 
A list of handouts to help improve college learning strategies in the categories of memory, note taking, reading, stress management, time management and test taking.

How to Study
Information about how to improve your study skills, including getting ready to study, taking in information, remembering information, and how to output that information. 


Library and Internet

University of Utah - Marriot Library
Information about the University of Utah library, the J. Willard Marriot Library and the resources that they provide. 

University of Utah - Faust Law Library 
Information about the University of Utah library, the James E. Faust Library and the resources they provide to students from the College of Law. 

University of Utah - Eccles Health Sciences Library 
Information about the University of Utah library, the Spence S. Eccles Library and the resources they provide to the Health Sciences students. 

The City Library - Salt Lake City Public Library System 
Information about the Salt Lake City public library system, the resources they provide and the events that they host. 

Salt Lake County Library Services
Information about the Salt Lake Country public library system, the resources the provide and the programs they host. 

How to Study: Library Research
Resoureces on how to effectively use your library, conducting research online and avoiding plagarism. 


Math and Science Study Strategies

Math Handouts
Excellent review sheets for algebra, pre calculus, calculus, trig and more.

Algebra help
Lessons on basic concepts such as factoring, simplifying equations, word problems, as well as worksheets that can be graded or show a step-by-step solution.

How to Study Math
A compilation of sites with effective strategies from the Study Web, created by instructor Lucy MacDonald, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR.

Learning Math Vocabulary and Concepts
Excellent site for study strategies to understand reading and understanding a math textbook.


Memory

Memory and the Information Processing Model
Information about the information processing model, why we forget, and how to test your memory. 

Developing Memory Skills
Understanding the what and how of memory skills. Links can be found at the bottom of the page in the Concentration and Memory section.

Memory Techniques and Mnemonics
An introduction to memory techniques, mnemonics, and designing your own mnemonics to help your memory. 

How to Study: Memory
Resources on how to remember, why we forget, and reciting information to imrpove retention. 


Note Taking

Lecture Notes
The ASUU Tutoring Center page on how to improve your lecture notes and make them more effective for studying. 

Step-By-Step to Effective Notes
Ohio University tutorial to recording, editing, and reviewing notes for effective comprehension.

More Effective Note Taking
Information about being a good notetaking and how to be a good listener. 

How to Study: Note Taking 
Resorces on improving your note taking skills including videos on how to take good college notes, different note taking methods, videos on taking effective notes and what to do when a professor is making it hard to take notes fast enough. 


Online Learning and Study Skills

Is Online Learning For You?
A list of links for tips for studying in online courses, assessments to determine if you would be a successful online learner, do's/don'ts for online learning, and more. Compiled by Learning Supports Centers in Higher Education (LSCHE).

National Education Association Online Learning Resources
A list of resources for online learning students provided by the National Education Association. 

Tips for Online Courses
Information about how to decide if online courses are for you, as well as tips on how to be an effective online student. 


Oral Presentations

Oral Presentations - Duke University 
Information about how to plan, practice and present an effective oral presentation. 

Poster and Presentation Resources 
Resources on general presentation advice, poster presentations, powerpoint presentations, and effective visual communication. 

Learning Lab - Oral Presentations
RMIT University information about giving good presentations, including a "lifehack" page on oral presentations. 


Reading

Efficient Reading
The ASUU tutoring page on how to become an efficient reader and to improve your reading speed, comprehension, and flexibility. 

SQ3R Textbook Reading Method
A method of textbook reading to help you become a mor effective reader by following this method: Survey, Question, Read, Recite and Review. 

Pre-Reading Strategies 
Information about how to pre-read so that you can better understand the text you are about to read. 

10 Tips to Improve Reading Comprehension 
A youtube video about how to improve your reading comprehension skills and become a better reader. 

How to Study: Textbook Reading 
A list of resources to improve your textbook reading skills, remember what you read, annotating your text, and reading texts critically. 


Study Guides

Creating Study Guides
From the Utah State University Academic Resource Center: examples of six study guides to help visually organize study material.

Making and Using Study Aids
Information about how to create and use study aids and study guides so that you can preapare for your exams. 

Creating Your Own Study Guide
Resources about different kinds of study guides that you can create that vary from the conventional style of study guide. 


Study Skills

Textbook Studying
The ASUU Tutoring Page about how to study the information you are learning in your text book, while you're reading and after you read. 

Concentration
The ASUU Tutoring Page on how to stay concentrated while you are studying, focusing on internal and external distractions and mental and physical fatigue. 

Study Web
Created by instructor Lucy MacDonald, Chemeketa Community College, Salem, OR. Contains a categorized list of effective study strategies, including "How to study" and "How to write" in specific subjects such as math, accounting, biology, etc.

Study Guides and Strategies
A comprehensive site created by the Director of the Learning Center, University of St. Thomas, St. Paul, MN. Includes guides on "Studying with ADHD", "Thinking like a genius", math/science study strategies, and many guides on writing skills. This site provides the guides in English and 14 other languages.

ASUU Study Skills
The ASUU tutoring page that provides you links to the information on improving your concentration, note taking, reading, time scheduling, test taking, text book study and writing. 


Test Anxiety

Test Anxiety
The ASUU Tutoring Page on Test Anxiety. Talks about how to academically and mentally prepare, and how to manage anxiety during the test. 

LSC Test Anxiety
The University of Utah Learning Success Center holds test anxiety workshops during fall and spring semester. For specific dates and times, see the LSC home page or call 801-581-8746. We also offer occasional workshops on other academic topics, such as time management, memory, and study skills.

P.A.S.S. Test Anxiety Management Program
The objective of the P.A.S.S. Test Anxiety Management program is to help students gain confidence in their test preparation and test taking skills.


Test Taking

Test Strategies
The ASUU Tutoring Page on test taking strategies, how to understand your test, reviewing information, and putting in the last ditch effort. 

Analyzing Tests Worksheet
A resource that can be used to analyze returned test results and help you understand where you may have gone wrong. 

Essay Exam Preparation
Information to hel you specifically prepare for an essay exam or the essay section of an exam. 

Test Taking Strategies
Different strategies to help you prepare for True-False Exams and Multiple Choice Exams. 

Preparing for tests
Selecting information to study, strategies for self-testing, preparing for essay exams, reducing test anxiety.

Test Preparation Strategies
How to learn and review so that you can effectively prepare for your test. 

Study Guide Zone
Quote from site: " This site represents the efforts of educators in Minnesota and is made possible by a generous grant from the McNamara Educational Trust. Together we have developed a series of free study guides on a variety of standardized tests commonly utilized for admissions, licensing, and educational assessment. " (e.g., ACT, GRE, GMAT, etc.)

How to Study: Test Anxiety 
A list of resources to improve test anxiety, helping yourself and using positve self talk to reduce anxiety. 


Time Management

Efficient Time Management
The ASUU Tutoring Page on how to efficently schedule your time by organizing your schedule and course information. 

Goals
A worksheet to help you work through the goal setting process, as well as ideas to help you create effective goals. 

Procrastination - Stop Putting It Off
Information about why we procrastinate, setting goals, creating action plans, and unlearning procrastination. 

Psych 1730 (Findlay) Time Management Exercise
An activity to help you learn about how you are spending your time now and how you would like to in the future. 

Conduct a Time Audit and Planning Exercise
Find out where your time is going and then complete exercises to develop a more effective schedule.

How to Study: Time Management
Resources about how to improve your time management including evaluating your schedule, planning your semester, and prioritizing your schedule. 

How to Study: Procrastination 
A website with resources about how to beat your procrastination, and how to create an anti-procrastination plan. 


Vocabulary

Vocabulary.com
Learn words that are essential to academic and business success.

Common Errors in English
Developed by an English professor at Washington State University. Presents lists of errors and explanations. Example: definitions and explanations of affect and effect. Contains links to other useful English/writing Web sites and resources.

Effective Ways to Build Your Vocabulary 
Four basic steps to help you continue to develop your vocabulary. 


Writing

Writing Basics
The ASUU tutoring page on the kinds of papers you may need to write and how to determine your subject, and organize and write your paper. 

University of Utah's Writing Center
Describes the available writing tutor services available through the College of Humanities.

Writing resources
Excellent! from Purdue University, including handouts, online writing labs, indexes, style guides, reference resources, and more.

Proofreading
The Purdue OWL page on proofreading your papers and strategies on how to do it effectively. 

Improving Sentence Clarity
Purdue's writing lab has put together an excellent site that has many strategies for improving writing strategies, from brainstorming to the final copy. The above sites are just two of many that are available.

Online English Grammar
Comprehensive and award winning guide on English grammar. 



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Last Updated: 10/17/17