Study Skills Resource Links Beyond F&M
How are your study skills? Use these links to brush up on essential skills for success.
How to study?
- Ed Tech Magazine article on "5 Apps to Empower College Students' Study Skills"
- Association for Psychological Science article on "How Should Students Study? Tips, advice and pitfalls" (written more geared towards faculty/staff but still has good tips)
- High IMPACT Learning (Dean Butler’s handout on research-based academic success strategies for college students. There are also links at the end of the handout to other valuable online resources.)
- Own the College (Dean Butler’s presentation slides on what the most successful college students do)
Interacting with Faculty
- Office hour tips on how to talk to your professor.
- More Office hour tips on how to talk to your professor
- Office hour prep worksheet so you feel comfortable and prepared for talking to your professor.
- Tips on How to email your professor
- Note-taking Strategies
- SQ4R Method
- Cornell Note-Taking Method
- Note-Taking Inventory This is a brief quiz to pinpoint an area of weakness in your note taking (either for class or studying)
Working with texts
- Active reading video
- Writing resources from F&M's Writing Center
Preparing for exams
- Mind Tools article on "Learning Styles"
- Institute for Learning Research "Overview of the Several Perceptual Styles"
- What is plagiarism? The F&M Writing Center also has a document on using sources on their resource page. In addition, the F&M library website contains useful information on how to cite references.
- Academic Honesty
- Overview of how we learn
- Common Hour Archive
Health Habit Resources
Taking care of your whole self is critical to your success at college.
- SEEC tips for self-care
- Center for Disease Control article on "Six Tips for College Health and Saftey"
- American Academy of Pediatrics article on "Healthy Tips for College Freshmen"
- Center for Young Women’s Health (affiliated with Boston Children’s Hospital) article on "College Health: Eating and Fitness 101"
- MyPlate on Campus initiative by the USDA
- Wellness Committee
- World of Psychology article on "5 Ways to Get to Know Yourself Better"
- Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project and other books, article on "Want to Know Yourself Better? Ask Yourself These Questions"
- Simon Sinek, TED speaker and author, on "Starting with Your Why"
- Tips on sleep hygine
- American Academy of Sleep Medicine article on sleep hygiene and tips
- Division of Sleep Medicine at Harvard Medical School
- National Sleep Science Journal article on "Causes and Consequences of sleepiness among college students"
- Huffington post article on "The Importance of Getting Sleep in College"
- Feel like a Fraud? You're not alone (At some point, nearly all students and even your professors feel unprepared under the pressure to achieve. Here is an article that explains how to overcome “imposter syndrome”)
- Surviving Stress and Anxiety in College and Beyond