Study Skills are learned abilities that students use to acquire knowledge and competence. These skills are processes that students use to organize and direct the effort they invest in learning in order to become a more efficient and effective self learner.
Study skills are not a substitute for the work that learning demands. However, these strategies will help students gain more from the effort they put into learning. (http://www.xaviermicronesia.org/academic/studyskills.htm)
"The only person who is educated is the one who has learned how to learn and change." - Carl Rogers
Below are general resources to increase your study skills abilities.
35 Quick Study Tips
If you are looking for a quick way to increase your success then take a look at the general tips we’ve provided on what to do before and during class, how to set up your ideal study atmosphere, and how to prepare for exams.
Preparing To Study Handout
Preparation will not only increase your study time, but it will also help you stay organized, manage your time more efficiently, and increase your learning! We’ve created a list of suggestions to help you tailor your study environment and abilities to your needs.
Study Skills Inventory
What are your study habits and attitudes? Take this inventory to explore the study skills in which you have strengths and weaknesses. Knowing the areas in which you are well accomplished and the areas in which you need improvement will help you better equip yourself for success in college. This inventory focuses on the following study strategies: time management, concentration, listening & note taking, reading, exam preparation, and writing skills.
LASSI (Learning and Study Strategies Inventory) Sample & Description of Scales
The LASSI is a great tool to help you discover the general study skill areas in which you have strengths and weaknesses. It is a 10-scale, 80-item assessment of students' awareness about and use of learning and study strategies such as Information Processing, Selecting Main Ideas, Motivation, Anxiety, Concentration, and Time Management. If you are looking for more information on the study strategies the LASSI assesses and how the inventory is completed, then take a look at this resource.
If you’ve ever struggled to accomplish your tasks, then take a look at this online workbook to get you get back on track! The workbook consists of eight sections that include some of the following: a personal assessment to determine the areas in which you procrastinate, reflection activities, and a personalized plan to tackle your procrastination habits.
Study Skills for Budding Scientists
Study Skills for Budding Scientists is a web-based, science and research-oriented portal that offers students helpful study tips and easily connects them to valuable online resources. Provided by the Center for Study of Gene Structure and Function (Gene Center) at Hunter College of The City University of New York, the information is a consortium of biomedical researchers from Biology, Chemistry, Physics, and Biopsychology within Hunter College dedicated to developing and preparing the next generation of American scientists, including minorities underrepresented in the sciences.