Skip to Main Content
It looks like you're using Internet Explorer 11 or older. This website works best with modern browsers such as the latest versions of Chrome, Firefox, Safari, and Edge. If you continue with this browser, you may see unexpected results.

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.


* * * 

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.