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TIPS: Study Skills and Strategies

Effective study skills are considered essential for students to succeed in academics and are useful in general to improve learning throughout one's life in support of career and other interests. Key study skills and strategies include:

  • Removing distractions and improving concentration
  • Maintaining a balance between coursework and other activities
  • Reducing stress, such as that caused by test anxiety
  • Speed reading
  • Notetaking
  • Preparing for exams

Check out the links to the right for more detailed information about study skills and strategies.