know I did. But then I learned how to study the smart way. If
you think that you have also forgotten some study skills, the
links in this article can help you.
BEST LINKS ON THE PAGE
even if you don't visit another study skills link, at least check
out Study Guides and Strategies.
It is written by Joe Landsberger, and can be viewed in many different
languages. It is worth a look, just to see all the resources there.
Mr. Landsberger has done this whole site as a public service.
It is a very worthwhile site.
NEW! I had a recent suggestion by one of my readers, Misty. She suggests the Education Atlas Study Skills page. I went there and it looks really great. Thanks, Misty!
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I HAD TO WORK ON WHEN I WENT BACK TO SCHOOL
I went back to college, I had to learn how to be better organized.
I got a calendar with room on it for detailed notes, and wrote
down when each class was, and where it was. I kept track of classmates'
names and emails to form study groups for tests and quizzes.
still had a lot of work to do, though, to improve my study skills,
because I had some bad study habits. One bad habit was taking notes
the wrong way.
OLD WAY OF TAKING NOTES
I was first in college, I often used the same notebook for all
my classes. As the year went on, my notebook became more and more
messy. It got to the point where I could not find the correct
notes for the correct classes. Then I got another notebook, and
it got messed up, too. When it was time for tests or finals, it
was very hard to find the information I needed.
I took a lot of notes still, but I learned to organize them so that
I would not lose them. It sounds so easy, but it helped me so
much. I decided I would have a different notebook for every class.
Every notebook was labelled with the name of each class. I put
extra paper in each one (these were 3-ring binders now instead
of plain notebooks) and I could rearrange each folder any time
education classes helped me become a better student and improve
my study skills by showing me my personal learning styles. I
found out that I learned better when I heard the information
and wrote it down. I was an auditory and a visual learner. I
guess I kind of knew this before, but now I started to re-type
my notes and discovered that I retained a lot more information
that way. I found a great link while I was taking my education
classes that has Learning Styles on it. Non-traditional students
can take this Learning
Styles Test online to start knowing how they learn best.
Landsberger has Learning Styles in his site, too. He also covers:
Your Learning Style
Taking Tests, and
TIME BENEFIT of BETTER STUDY SKILLS
all the responsibilities many non-traditional students face, it
is just good common sense to learn the tricks of studying the
smart way, because saving time means being able to do more in
the same amount of time. And non-traditional students, maybe even
more than other students, have a terrific time crunch problem.
study skills can also help a student to save time at the end of
classes, too, for finals or midterms. I learned to put a little
in my brain at a time. This helped my by cutting down on time-wasting
cramming at the last minute. It also let me sleep more!
let me know if you find other great Study Skills pages, so I can
add them to this page. You may also find some more help at the
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