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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 Database 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

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.

Hemispheric Dominance Inventory 
Are you a right brain or left brain learner? Evaluate yourself using this inventory from Middle Tennessee State University.

Learning Styles 
Explanation of learning styles and learning theory, with application to learning.

Coping & Stress Management

Coping Skills Inventory

Distance Learning Skills

Use any of the following inventories to help you assess if distance learning courses (Web-based, satellite, correspondence) will work for you, given your study strategies and learning preferences.

Northern Virginia Community College: ELI (extended learning) inventory

Motivation

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

 

Critical Thinking

Strategies for studying to increase comprehension and ability to apply, synthesize, and evaluate course knowledge.

Health and Wellness

University of Utah Campus Wellness Connection

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 Services

Misunderstood Minds
This site is a companion to the PBS special Misunderstood Minds, and profiles a variety of learning problems and expert opinions. It is designed to give parents, students, and teachers a better understanding of learning processes, insights into difficulties, and strategies for responding.

Learning Strategies

 

Library and Internet

 

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.

Math.com
Comprehensive sight for pre-algebra, algebra, trigonometry, geometry, stats, calculus. Offers tutorials, equations, practice problems with solutions, hints, and much more.

Math About
A comprehensive site with online tutorials for lower level to high level math, formulas, math study strategies, homework, practice problems, and more.

Success in Mathematics
From St. Louis University Department of Mathematics: Tips on how to study mathematics, how to approach problem-solving, how to study for and take tests, and when and how to get help.

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

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.

9 Ways to Aid Memory

Memory techniques and mnemonics

Note Taking

Lecture notes

Step-by-step to effective notes
Ohio University tutorial to recording, editing, and reviewing notes for effective comprehension.

5 Methods of Note taking
Explanations and examples of five note taking systems, by California Polytechnic State University Student Academic Services.

More effective note taking

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).

Distance learning assessment 
Created by Peterson's, part of the Lifelong Learning group within Thomson Learning, a division of the Thomson Corporation.

Use any of the following inventories to help you assess if distance learning courses (Web-based, satellite, correspondence) will work for you, given your study strategies and learning preferences.

ELI (extended learning) inventory, Northern Virginia Community College

Oral Presentations

 

Reading

Efficient Reading

SQ3R Textbook Reading Method

Effective text reading and comprehension strategies

Study Guides

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

Study Skills

Textbook Studying

Concentration

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.

Test Anxiety

Test Anxiety

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

Analyzing Returned Tests

Analyzing Tests Worksheet

Essay Exam Preparation

Test Taking Strategies

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

Test preparation strategies

The Six Hour D: and how to avoid it

General test-taking strategies
Strategies for what to do before, during, and after a 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.)

Time Management

Efficient Time Management

Goals

Procrastination - stop putting it off.

Psych 1730 (Findlay) Time management exercise

Conduct a time audit and planning exercise
Find out where your time is going and then complete exercises to develop a more effective schedule.

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.

Writing

Writing Basics

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.

Editing and Proofreading
Part of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Writing Center Web site.

Proofreading

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 site.

Strunk's Elements of Style Handbook - online

Related Websites

Last Updated: 4/27/17