Study Skills

Along with resources on active learning, we also wanted to provide a resource for your students to help them improve their study skills.

By the time students reach college, they may be relying on study skills that are ineffective and may have never been exposed to study strategies that work.

Below is a link (with a short video at the end) that students can directly access to learn more about effective study strategies. We hope you will share this with your students as early in the semester as possible.

Here is a link to the strategies self-test (Google Form).

We will continue to build out this section of our site. Do you have a suggestion for a useful student resource? Please let us know!


Gettinger, M., & Seibert, J. K. (2002). Contributions of study skills to academic competence. School Psychology Review31(3), 350.

Locke, E. A., & Latham, G. P. (2006). New directions in goal-setting theory. Current directions in psychological science15(5), 265-268.

Rohrer, D., & Pashler, H. (2010). Recent research on human learning challenges conventional instructional strategies. Educational Researcher39(5), 406-412.

Son, L. K., & Metcalfe, J. (2000). Metacognitive and control strategies in study-time allocation. Journal of Experimental Psychology-Learning Memory and Cognition26(1), 204-221.