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Academic Support: Studying

Office of Student Retention and Success

Studying Module

Module Objective

After completing this module, you will have several IDEAS and TOOLS for improving your studying skills, with a particular focus on memorizing and memory skills.

Handouts

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1. Introduction

The bad news is there are no study hacks. It's hard work. 

The good news is there is a lot of research that can give you ideas about how to maximize your studying time. Here are some ideas.

Below is a link to a free e-book from the AUD library. It is about studying in general, but PART 5 is specific to memory building.

" Improve Your Memory

Human beings are capable of extraordinary feats of memory. In fact, experts in the study of memory agree that the skill isn’t all due o an inborn ability but is developed through the use of various techniques and considerable practice.

Overcoming Memory Problems

Have you studied for hours trying to memorize material for a test and then gone blank? Practicing the memory strategies in this section will help you reduce blanking out."

Lengefeld, U. A. (2009). Study Skills Strategies : Get the Most From Every Minute of Learning (Vol. 4th ed). [Rochester, N.Y.]: Axzo Press.

2. Memorize This!

3. Memorization video

How to triple your memory by using this trick | Ricardo Lieuw On | TEDxHaarlem

This is a great, interactive TED talk in which you will actually improve your memory! 

4. Note taking video

Taking Notes: Crash Course Study Skills #1

This is an excellent "How to" about getting to be a better note-taker.