Study Skills Links

photoExplore the following links for information and interactive assessments geared towards sharpening your study skills.

NOTE: While the following external links are provided here in the belief that the information they lead to will be of use to you as a UNCW student, they connect to sites not sponsored or maintained by the University Learning Center or UNCW. No guarantee, express or implied, is made concerning the reliability of or access to information at such sites, nor regarding privacy of your information as you visit those sites.

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General Study Skills

Exploring How Students Learn (Bill Cerbin, director of the Center for Advancing Teaching & Learning, University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)

Flashcard Machine (a site to create online flashcards)

Full Frontal Learning (study strategies from McMaster University)

How to Get the Most Out of Studying (Samford University video series)

How to Study (a comprehensive study skills resource site)

Khan Academy (educational videos for MAT, Sciences, ECN, HST)

Learn Well ("transforming good students into great learners" -the Learn Well Projects website)

Multimedia Educational Resource for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT - resources for different courses from agriculture to world languages)

Study Blue (study strategies & online flashcards)

Study Guides and Strategies (an educational public service)

Ten Studying Traps (NC State) [PDF]

Where and How to Study (Dartmouth College)

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Specific Study Skills

Classroom Strategies

Classroom Listening & Note Taking (St. John's University)

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Critical Thinking

Critical Thinking (The Foundation for Critical Thinking) - an in-depth examination of critical thinking skills

Critical Thinking Guidelines (University of Victoria)

Four Steps for Better Thinking (The IDEA Center -pdf)

Seven Key Areas of Critical Thinking (Washington State University - paragraph 4)

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Exam Preparation

Essay test tips (St. John's University)

Learning Express Library (An online collection of practice tests and study aides) [also linked from Randalll Library]

Looking over Returned Tests (Middle Tennessee State University)

Test Taking Skills (St. John's University)

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Learning Styles

Hemispheric Dominance [Right Brain/Left Brain Questionnaire] in Learning Styles (Middle Tennessee State)

Learning Styles Questionnaire (Felder & Soloman - North Carolina State)

VARK Learning Preferences Inventory (Fleming and Bonwell)

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Memory

Memorization Techniques (California Polytechnic)

Remembering What You Read (St. John's University)

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Motivation

Increasing Motivation (University of Victoria)

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Note-Taking

Lecture Notes (St. John's University)

Listening to the Lecture (California Polytechnic)

Note Taking Systems (California Polytechnic)

Taking Lecture and Class Notes (Dartmouth College)

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Online Learning

Survey to Discover if Online Learning Is Right for You (Georgia Perimeter College)

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Reading Strategies

6 Reading Myths (Dartmouth College)

How to Read Texts (University of Victoria)

The QUASAR method (University of Southampton)

Reading & Remembering (University of Canberra)

Reading Skills (University of Southampton)

Reading Textbooks Effectively and Efficiently - includes SQ3R method (Dartmouth College)

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Research

Research Guides [also Course Guides & Online Tutorials] (UNCW Randall Library)

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Standardized Tests

General Testing info:

Building a Better Vocabulary (The Guide to Grammar and Writing - the Capital Community Collge Fund)

Learning Express Library (An online collection of practice tests and study aides) [also linked from Randalll Library]

Overcoming Text Anxiety (University of Florida)

Standardized Test Practice (GRE, PRAXIS, GMAT, LSAT, etc)

Vocabulary builder (online vocabulary quizzes)

GRE:

Educational Testing Service (company that produces the GRE test)

UNCW Professional Education page (info about GRE prep courses--fee required)

PRAXIS:

Educational Testing Service (company that produces the PRAXIS test)

UNCW Watson School of Education PRAXIS Info

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Test Anxiety

10 Things to Know About Test Anxiety (Graduate Educational Information Service)

Overcoming Text Anxiety (University of Florida)

Taming Test Anxiety (Red Rocks Community College)

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Time Management

UNCW Semester Calendar

Managing Your Time (Dartmouth College)

Time Management Strategies (Virginia Tech)

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Specialized Content Areas

American Sign Language (ASLPro)

Chemistry Terms & Concepts (Purdue University)

Chemistry Quiz & Tutorial (Dr. Fred Senese, Frostburg State University)

Organic Chemistry Resources (Joint Science Department of the Claremont Colleges)

Foreign Language Online Dictionaries (WordReference.com)

French Grammar (University of Texas)

Spanish - Spanish Proficiency Excercises (University of Texas at Austin)

Spanish - Senor Jordan's Spanish Videos (teacher created website)

Spanish - Spanish Dictionary


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