The Learning Resource Center

Study Skills

The Learning Resource Center (LRC) offers a variety of Study Skills resources such as handouts, videos, and tutoring tips to handle stress, improve communication skills, and provide strategies for test-taking. While working with your tutor, you can discuss techniques to improve your study skills. Please see the links below and visit the LRC for these and additional handouts. Please also visit the LRC Online Tutoring Blackboard organization for help in writing and course-specific concepts. 

  • Anxiety and Stress

Increasing Academic Self Confidence (DOCX)
Managing Test Anxiety (DOCX)
Stress-Reducing Study Habits (DOC)

  • Avoiding Plagiarism (citation and research)

Purdue Owl
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Responding, APA style (PPT) 

  • Notetaking

Lectures and Taking Notes (DOCX)
Notetaking Tips & Models (DOCX)
SQ3R Reading Method Description (DOC)
SQ3R Worksheet (DOC)

  • Study Skills Tips

Afternoon Nap Might Make You Smarter (DOCX)
Elaborative Encoding Memorization (DOCX)
Study Skills in the Sciences, Part 1 (video)
Study Skills in the Sciences, Part 2 (video)
Study Skills Suggestions (DOCX) 

  • Test Taking

Multiple Choice Tests (DOCX)
Test Taking Skills Diagnostic Inventory (DOC)

  • Time Management

Time Spaced Learning (DOC)
Weekly Planner Instructions (DOC)
Weekly Planner Worksheet (XLS)

  • Writing
Grammar Bytes
Preparing for the GWT (PDF)
GWT Component: Responding to the Topic (PDF)
GWT Component: Thesis (PDF)
GWT Component: Organization and Paragraphing (PDF)
GWT Component: Development (PDF)
GWT Component: Sentence Structure and Word Choice (PDF)
GWT Component: Grammar, Punctuation, and Mechanics (PDF)