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Strategic Learning (Study Skills)

Effective strategic learning skills (i.e. study skills) that are practiced regularly are necessary for your success in college.  Study skills in high school may not be as effective in college so it's important to change your outlook on study skills. Strategic learning includes study skills like effective textbook reading and note-taking.  It also involves the right attitude, focus, and management of time, resources, and self.  It involves keeping your mind and body healthy during challenging times.  

Take a look at these many resources to help you enhance your strategic learning.  

You can boost your skills and be successful!  


Time Management

 (from SARC)

Reading Textbooks (from SARC)

Notetaking (from SARC)

Test Prep (from SARC)

Self-Testing (from SARC)

Test Taking (from SARC)

Memory (from SARC)

Concentration (from SARC)

How Effective Are Your Study Skills? What can you do to improve? 

Find out by taking a FREE study skills inventory.  Then, submit your scores to the Center for Academic Success (Peggy Whaley) for a personalized follow-up!

Click HERE for the Free Study Skills Inventory!



Goal Setting and Attitude (from SARC)

Email & Classroom Etiquette (from SARC)

Success Quotes - Stay Inspired!

Key to Success? Grit! Video

50 Tips for College Students

21 Tips for College Students


We'll be adding more great content weekly!

TUTORING at Murray State

Free Tutoring at the Community College

Ross Mathematical Studies and Career Center


For more information about this page, please contact Peggy Whaley (

Source Citations:

"Learning." Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 21 July 2014. <>.

Student Academic Resource Center (SARC) at the University of Central Florida linked with permission.  Permission granted February 14, 2014.

"Strategic." Merriam-Webster, n.d. Web. 21 July 2014. <>.

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