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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.

  • 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