Strong study skills translate to any class or exam in your college career. There are a variety of techniques that will help you make the most of your study time. You will find resources here to help you identify how you learn best, how to better manage your time, and how to prevent test anxiety. Effective study habits take practice, and you may have to try out several ideas before you find what works best.
If you would like a more detailed review, please stop by the Tutoring Center, which is located in A-248, or call 318-678-6059. You can enroll in a series of interactive videos that offer additional study strategies.
Click one of the links below to view the interactive content. If you would like a more detailed review, please stop by the Tutoring Center, which is located in A-248, or call 318-678-6059. You can enroll in a series of interactive videos that offer additional study strategies.
The Seven Learning Styles
- Visual – (spatial):You prefer using pictures, images, and spatial understanding.
- Aural – (auditory-musical): You prefer using sound and music.
- Verbal – (linguistic): You prefer using words, both in speech and writing.
- Physical – (kinesthetic): You prefer using your body, hands and sense of touch.
- Logical – (mathematical): You prefer using logic, reasoning and systems.
- Social – (interpersonal): You prefer to learn in groups or with other people.
- Solitary – (intrapersonal): You prefer to work alone and use self-study.
What is your learning style?
Additional information on learning styles
Seven Basic Time Management Tips:
- Plan ahead – by the week but especially by each day – set workable goals – schedule important activities for the right time of day – make a “to do” list and stick to it – allow time for interruptions and distractions, be flexible
- Prioritize tasks – don’t over-commit yourself
- Take the time you need to do a quality job – Study two hours per hour in class for an easy class, three hours per hour in class for an average class, and four hours per hour in class for a difficult class
- Break large, time consuming tasks into smaller tasks (work on a dreaded task for 10-15 minutes each day)
- Limit distractions – concentrate and focus on the task at hand – learn to say “no” to friends – saying no frees up time for school work
- Get plenty of rest – take a break when needed
- Evaluate how you are spending your time – reward yourself
Time Management Websites:
- Stress management
- Beat Work Overload, Be More Effective, Achieve More
- Time Management Tips
- 8 Steps for Strong Time Management for College Students
- 7 Practical Time Management Tips for College Students
- 5 Time Management Tips to Calm College Student Stress