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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.

VARK Learning Styles Inventory
Learners use different modes to receive, understand, and study information.  For many people, there is a dominant style that is more effective when learning new material. VARK is a questionnaire that helps your learning by suggesting the strategies you should be using.

VARK Learning Styles Strategies
Once you have completed the Learning Styles Inventory, learn about the best ways to study for your dominant learning style.

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. 

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.

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.

 

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. 

 

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. 

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. 

 

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.  

 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.

 

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

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

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).

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. 

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. 

THIEVES
This is a strategy that helps students to preview text before they start reading. THIEVES is a pre-reading strategy that sets the purpose for reading using an easily remembered acronym. Students learn how to “steal” information from the text before they actually read it.

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. 

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.

 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.

Is It Possible to Overcome Test Anxiety?
This article from the Mayo Clinic looks at effective strategies for overcoming and working with test anxiety.

Test-Taking Strategies Inventory
Evaluate your current test-taking strategies to see what your most and least productive habits are and decide what changes you need to make in order to more effectively prepare for and take exams. 

Understanding Exam Formats
In order to successfully take an exam, you must first understand the format. Learn some tips and tricks for each type of exam question. 

168 Hours
There are 168 hours in each week. Understanding how you are currently spending your time is the first step in effectively utilizing this nonrenewable resource.

The Real Reason You Procrastinate
"Research shows that even though you relate to your procrastination as a way to avoid doing something, you actually put things on the back burner as a response to stress. In this video, [Mel Robbins] share[s] how to handle that stress so you can start taking action and leave procrastination (and the guilt that comes with it) in the dust once and for all."

 

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.

 

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.

Last Updated: 11/4/19