Appendix: Other Study Tips

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  • AcademicTips.org – This site is a clearinghouse for all sorts of helpful tips for college students, encompassing studying, taking effective notes, taking tests successfully, and writing quality scholarship application essays.
  • How To Study – This site, presented in infographic form, includes plenty of tips, tricks, and factoids on studying, such as night owls’ low GPA and the problems with music while studying.
  • Develop Good Study Habits For College – Part of wikiHow, an online guide to many skills, this resource provides thirteen steps to forming good study habits, including concepts like scheduling your breaks and partying.
  • 9 Awesome Study Tips for College Students – Collected from the New York Times, this list of tips challenges some conventional ideas (don’t over-study; tests can actually help you learn) while endorsing others (flashcards are great).
  • ACT Test: How to Study for the Science Test – This guide is intended for high school-level or other aspiring college students worrying about the ACT’s science exam. It provides advice on making use of practice tests for self-assessment.
  • Ten Study Methods that Work – Chadron State College provides this site that lists ten ways to study that are confirmed by research, including information on study environment and memory.
  • Fixed-Schedule Productivity – This  site provides a guide on how to set your number of hours spent working and studying. You’ll also find advice on how to accomplish what you need to during that period.
  • How to Study for Computer Science Exams – This resource combines tips and thoughtful discussion from computer science instructors and others on preparing for computer science tests.
  • Building an Autopilot Schedule – This resource provides a discussion on how to structure your “mechanical” studying parts, like regular review of notes or reading a chapter of a book, into a low-stress routine.
  • Accomplish More by Doing Less – This article discusses how Albert Einstein sat down and figured out relativity by focusing on what was important. Learn how to a carry out a five-step productivity purge.
  • How to study for college science classes – This resource is provided by the University of Washington Oshkosh and is based entirely on the observed behaviors of successful students. This guide advises you to treat science courses like learning a foreign language and tells you how to be successful in college science courses.
  • General Advice on Academic Essay Writing – From the University of Toronto, this resource guides you through the not-always-obvious path of writing a successful academic essay.
  • Self-Help Math Study Skills – This resource from Texas A&M University guides you toward preparing for your coursework, getting help when you need it, and keeping up with your instructor.
  • How to Organize and Conduct Effective Study Groups – This guide helps you lead a study group so all of you get the most possible out of the experience.
  • Reading Comprehension – This guide from Penn State is useful if you’ve ever read a textbook chapter and then realized you had no idea what you’d just read. You’ll learn how to read more quickly and how to tackle challenging books.
  • Concept Mapping – This guide introduces you to the effective studying method of concept mapping, whereby you connect the broad ideas of your subject with a guided doodle.
  • Critical Reading vs. Critical Thinking – These two similar-sounding skills are both essential to studying, but aren’t the same thing. This guide helps you build your skills in both.
  • 23 Science-Backed Study Tips to Ace a Test – This guide will help you if your problem is performance on tests; it derives its advice from scientific studies on problems in psychology and learning.
  • Note Taking – This guide introduces you to the ins and outs of note taking, which can be a subtle art. Even if you have experience, you will find new tips and tricks here.