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General help with your study skills!

How to get the most out of your time studying? It can be difficult to know where to start. And what about coping with the problems of motivation and stress? Most every student at one time or another procrastinates or faces stress of having so much to do or problems maintaining focus. On this page, we want to introduce you to some general websites for study skills help as well as specific advice on maintaining concentration and focus and beating your tendency to get distracted or procrastinate. A few key steps can help you get going again or get started!

Basic Resources

Study Guides and Strategies Website is one of the best comprehensive study skills websites with specific guides and links for strategies and information on Time Management, Reading Textbooks, Writing, Math, Science Study Strategies and a section on Managing Online Courses:

Go to Study Guide Stategies

Blooms Taxonomy is a great way to understand the different levels of learning material in your classes and what skills are needed to reach higher levels of critical thinking - levels 5 and 6! Most college courses are designed to have students go well beyond just memorizing facts and definitions.

 

Fight Procrastination!

Fight procrastination with the Pomodoro Technique: One of the biggest problems for students is procrastination. Some may struggle with just getting started and others with sustaining focus. You can do anything for 25 minutes with out distraction, right? That is exactly what the Pomodoro Technique is about. Break down those longer study sessions into shorter bursts of 25 minutes of focus. The key is to have a very specific goal for that time, a timer, no distractions (put away the laptop and phone. The following 2-minute short video explains the system well.

 

Tips for Building Concentration and Focus

College Info Geek Thomas Franks shares tips for building concentration and focus and phone apps that help you avoid distractions while you study.

 

Manage your stress

Let's face it. There will be stress in college! How to manage that stress is key.

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Avoid the Procrastination and Low Motivation Traps

How to Beat Procrastination and the "I Don't Feel Like it" trap. And just Do The Think ...

 

JUST DO THE THING!

 

Additional Study Skills Assistance?

During a one-on-one session, our study skills instructors can meet with you and advise you on best practices for optimizing success in your courses. Please sign up for available times through TutorTrac.