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Study Skills

PowerPoint Study Skills Lessons

The SLC provides various study skills seminars, instructional videotapes, software, and printed materials. View a current listing of upcoming Study Skills Workshops , times and locations. 

Student Learning Center Study Skills Workshop Descriptions

Textbook Reading
Students will learn specific strategies to use before reading, during reading, and after reading in order to maximize reading efficiency, comprehension, and retention. To make the most of the workshop, students should bring a textbook of their choice, a corresponding course syllabus, a pen, and a planner or calendar.

Lecture Note Taking
Students will learn a comprehensive lecture note-taking system that examines the relationship between writing and learning. Students will learn how to listen for organizational patterns during classes, review notes after classes, and turn each day’s notes into a study guide. Students should bring a pen a paper to this workshop.

Time Management
Students will learn how to set academic goals and use time management strategies to achieve them. Students learn how to schedule study time for each class, develop study action plans, and utilize campus resources, such as the librarians, to help make study time more efficient. Students should bring a pen and paper to this workshop.

Save Your Semester (SYS)
Students will learn how to closely analyze their workload toward the end of the semester, develop a daily study action plan, develop a final exam study plan, and utilize campus resources.

Learning and the Brain
Students will learn some basics about learning and the accompanying physical changes that take place in the brain.  They will leave with specific tips that they can employ which will help them learn in harmony with their brains.

Mindsets & Metacognition
Students will learn about Dr. Carol Dweck’s concept of Mindset and the benefits of adopting a Growth Mindset.  Additionally, students will learn about metacognition and will take part in a metacognition exercise.  Students should bring a recently graded exam with them.

Study Skills Video Library

Students may view DVD's in the Student Learning Center only. No appointment is needed. Just ask a staff member for assistance.

DVD Study Skillls Topics

  • Lecture Note-taking
  • Reading Efficiency
  • Staying Focused
  • Time Management
  • How Do I Show What I Know
  • Multiple Choice Test Taking
  • Organizing Textbook Reading
  • How to Study

Last Updated 2/25/16