HEDS | General Study Skills | Student Success Series | Test Anxiety |
| Learning Styles/Self-Assessments | Surviving Group Projects |
| Note-Taking Systems | Time Management | Study Skills for Sign Language/Interpreting |
| GPA Calculator |
Learning and Study Skills
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The Learning & Tutoring Center has books and tapes on learning and study skills including How to Study in College by Walter Pauk, The Secrets to College Success, 100 Things Every College Freshman Ought to Know, 100 Things Every Online Student Ought to Know, Orientation to College Learning, and The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People.
We also have a growing collection of free handouts. Be sure to stop by and get your copy of My 24/7 Time Management Chart, Cornell Notetaking, SQ3R, and The Puzzle of Math!
Note: All of the links below open in a new window.
- The Social Science Department offers the Higher Education Development Seminar (HEDS) course that helps students adjust to college and develop powerful learning skills including note taking, time management, text book reading techniques, critical thinking skills, and test taking. This is an excellent opportunity to ensure you succeed in the academic environment and get the most from your college experience. Check the Class Schedule to find HEDS classes.
- Dunwoody Campus Advising & Counseling sponsors the excellent Student Success Series featuring sessions on time management, math anxiety/how to study math, Cornell note taking system, SQ3R (how to read a text book), and many more!
- http://www.howtostudy.org An amazing wealth of learning and study skills resources and links are available at this site including specific learning and study strategies for subjects ranging from Accounting to Theater. Now with reviews! If you visit only one study skills site, this is the one.
- Train your brain at Lumosity.com
- Virginia Tech has a wonderful site full of Study Skills Self-help Information including online workshops.
- Over 80 learning skills handouts on topics including textbook reading, note taking, concentration, memory, time management, test taking, attitudes, and goal setting are available from the Student Academic Resource Center at the University of Central Florida.
- Over 100 learning skills study guides are available at Study Guides and Strategies. The site also contains translations of many of these study guides in more than 20 languages!
- Visit the Study Skills Library at California Polytechnic State University. Topics include listening, memorizing, time management, note taking, test preparation, and test taking,
- Conduct a Time Audit to help you to improve your time management skills (University of Minnesota--Duluth).
- Excellent online study skills videos from Dartmouth College. There are short videos on the Cornell Note-Taking system, time management, stress management, reading improvement, and strategic learning. NOTE: These videos do not play from within the GPC network.
- Video on how to use the SQ3R textbook reading method:
- Mind-Mapping video by Stephen Pierce
- HowtoStudy.org also has many resources for conquering test anxiety. One of the best is Beating the Big Bad Wolf, a multimedia test anxiety presentation from Austin Community College. (Note: Beating the Big Bad Wolf will take a minute to load.)
- An excellent video on overcoming test anxiety from Dana Kobold of Red Rocks Community College:
- Did you know that there are different learning styles? Diablo Valley College has an excellent introduction to learning styles, learning strategies to use with each learning style, and an online learning style survey to identify your preferred learning style.
- The VARK is an excellent guide to learning styles, complete with questionnaire and Helpsheets for studying and learning tips for each style.
- North Carolina State University has a good learning styles questionnaire and helpful information.
- Here is a learning styles survey chart from Chaminade that provides an alternative way to identify your primary learning style.
- Take a l earning style or learning strategies self-assessment from the University of Arizona to find out more about how you learn best and ways to take advantage of your learning styles.
- California Polytechnic State University provides a good assessment of the different systems for taking notes, their advantages and disadvantages, and when to use each.
- A short video on the Cornell Note-Taking method from Dartmouth College.
- Very short (43 seconds) video on Cornell Note-Taking
- An excellent explanation of Cornell Note-Taking from the University of Ottawa:
- Where does your time go? This Virginia Tech time management calculator will help you find out.
- Study Guides and Strategies has a weekly scheduler and some very helpful time management information and tools.
- Wayne State University has an assignment planner for doing research papers.
- Dartmouth has an excellent set of time management resources.
- The University of Minnesota--Duluth provides tools for conducting a time audit and establishing a schedule.
- Video explanation of David Allen's wildly popular Getting Things Done system (explained by Roel Smelt):
- If you want to learn more about the GTD system explained in the video above, the book Getting Things Done by David Allen is available on Amazon for under $10.
Have you been assigned a group project? Here are some websites with help on surviving a group project:
- Working in Groups from Harvard University
- Tips on Group Projects from iamnext.com
- Group Project Guidelines (especially for group presentations) from the University of Hawaii
- Comprehensive Approach to Working in Groups from the University of Southampton
Group Work (especially science projects) from the University of Delaware
- These Study Hints for Sign Language and Interpreting Students are from Christine Smith, Coordinator of the Sign Language Interpreting Program here at Georgia Perimeter College.
- This GPA Calculator from the Center for Academic Success at Louisiana State University computes how many As, Bs, and Cs you need to achieve the GPA you want. You enter your current and desired GPAs, credit hours earned, and the GPA you want. It's quick and easy!