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!  

SUCCESS!  It feels great!

Strategic Learning Skills

Time Management (from SARC)

Reading Textbooks (from SARC)

Notetaking (from SARC)

Test Prep (from SARC)

Memory (from SARC)

Concentration (from SARC)

Tutoring at MSU

ASSESS YOUR LEARNING SKILLS!  Take a FREE study skills inventory.  Then, submit your scores to the Peggy Whaley (veteran advisor and instructor) for a personalized email follow-up.  Click HERE for the free inventory.


Successful Behaviors and Attitudes

Goal Setting and Attitude (from SARC)

Email and Classroom Etiquette (from SARC)

Success Quotes - Stay Inspired!

"Key to Success?  Grit" Video

50 Tips for College Students

21 Tips for College Students

Essential Study Tips for Successful College Students


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