Do you want to improve your study skills (reading, taking notes, preparing for tests), so you are a more effective learner? Do you feel lost during lectures or are not sure what to do with your notes after class? Do you feel like you don’t always remember what you study?

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This is the information for you, then. Explore the following articles to not only learn strategies that will help you as you navigate your collegework, but to find out why these strategies will work, and to understand your brain a little better and how it retains information best.

(Not sure what you're looking for? Navigate to our Where Do I Start page and answer some questions. Based on your answers, we'll suggest some strategies and tools to use. You can check those out and use them to begin a more in-depth exploration of the Learning Corner.)

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Just like the title says, these strategies are particularly helpful for chem, math and science coursework.
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A beautiful illustration of a successful study cycle. Take a gander. You've got this!
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A truly important segment of the Student Responsibility video. Mindset matters.
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Curious about grade regulations and incomplete grades? This has answers.
Curious about your GPA and what the combination of your grades translates to? Try this out.
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Use this to help you determine where you stand in a class, and how to adjust your study habits moving forward.
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This is a segment of the Learning & Memory video, and focuses on homework and practice.
Reading Prism magazine
Reading well goes beyond just reading - you must engage with the information. Learn how here.
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The Department of Math and Computer Sci @ St Louis University compiled a TON of helpful tips and suggestions.
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These tips can help set you up for a successful math class (and the aftermath, too).
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Make your homework and weekly practice count as much as they can.
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How to study when you're out of time to prepare thoroughly, but you still have time to prepare.