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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You've taken notes and worked on homework problems. Now how do you take all of that and turn it into something you can study from?
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Read on for more tips and strategies that will support you as you work to learn and study more efficiently (and with better results!).
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So your learning is directly related to your memory, right? But what does successful memorization entail?
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There are so many resources on the web. Here are several that might speak to you.
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OSU is full of people and places here to help you succeed.
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Math, science, English, and test-prep information brought to you by teachers.
A place to learn a lot in many different subjects.
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This app makes speech out of text, and boasts details that help cut down on viewing distractions.
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An app to make your PDF reading experience pretty fantastic - you can edit, annotate, copy, etc.