What is learning? How do we learn?
Learning is a lifelong process, and each individual’s pathway is unique. Understanding your pathway will make learning more meaningful. Here are a few great tools to add to your learning toolkit.
Improve your study skills and technique
- Good study and work habits are learned and need to be practiced over time.
- Pick one or two things you'd like to change now. Later, work on other areas. (Remember, Rome wasn't built in a day. Set yourself up to succeed by mastering one or two things at a time.)
- Help is available from many sources: people, books, websites, blogs, CDs, DVDs, magazine articles, etc. Choose the learning resources that are right for you.
- Set aside time to actively work on improving your study skills and techniques. Time spent now could have a big payoff when it comes to getting the grades you want and achieving your academic and personal goals.
- We've pulled together some proven ideas for improving study skills and technique. Feel free to download Strategies for Success -- Techniques to Maximize Learning Potential (3 MB pdf) and refer to it often. This manual starts with a quick overview of some of the most effective study and organization tips around. These are explained in more detail in sections that follow the overview:
- Before You Begin
- Time Management
- Learning and Memory
- Note-taking and Organization
- Study Strategies
- Reading and Listening
- Exam Writing and Stress Management
- Be patient with yourself while you strive to become the most effective and efficient student you can be.