WHY ARE STUDY SKILLS SO IMPORTANT?
Effective study habits are not inherited; they are learned.
Study skills or strategies are important for a variety of reasons. Good study skills are critical to your success in school; they:
Study skills and strategies use an array of methods to help tackle your process of organizing and taking in new information, retaining information, or dealing with assessments (assignments, tests and exams). For more specific resources and information, review each specific tab related to study skills and book an appointment today!
Did you know that you can train your brain to concentrate better and retain more information?
Read these documents for strategies and tips to improve your brain power!
GET THE MOST FROM YOUR READING
If you typically read a chapter in your textbook and then, 10 minutes later, have trouble recalling what you read, you are not alone. Many students benefit from learning different strategies to help them retain and process the information in their texts.
The following document can help. It explains some reading techniques, such as the SQ4R (Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Rewrite, Review) to help you retain and process the information in your texts. If you require additional assistance, please book an appointment today with the Learning Skills Strategist.
HOW TO WORK EFFECTIVELY IN GROUPS
Why participate in a study group?
It can be exciting to form groups to complete a project, especially when you have a group full of friends. However, sometimes gaining support and cooperation from all of the group members can prove to be challenging! Some group members may be unwilling to accept responsibility, while others may be dominant or pushy. This kind of dynamic within a group can have adverse effects on your performance in the project. Unfortunately, this is so common that you are likely to find yourself facing similar situations in your future career.
These resources will help you work effectively in groups.
SCIENCE STUDY TIPS
ESSENTIAL SKILLS FOR YOUR APPRENTICESHIP TRAINING
If you rely heavily on your devices (laptops, tablets, etc.), there are a variety of tools and/or apps that are available to assist you with your studying. The following tools and/or apps are not endorsed by Red Deer College. Therefore, before installing any of the listed tools and/or apps, please ensure you have carefully considered their purpose for personal use.
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