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Handouts: Study Skills

Learn techniques and strategies for improving academic learning. The Academic Skills Center has prepared handouts to help you achieve academic success.  The handouts are easy to access and view online, or you can print them out to keep with you. The handouts cover:

Active Reading: Comprehension and Rate

Classes: Notetaking, Listening, Participation

Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation

Studying in Math and the Sciences

Learning a Foreign Language

Managing Your Time

Preparing and Taking Tests and Exams

Active Reading: Comprehension and Rate

The following documents explain in more detail some misconceptions about reading: For information on how to use the SQ3R method and other reading techniques, download one of the handouts below: For suggestions on where to read, download the following handout:

Classes: Notetaking, Listening, Participation

The following documents outline ways to improve your listening habits and retain more information from class.

The following handouts provide suggestions on ways to take good notes and use them well.

Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation

The handout below provides a list of common study spots on campus and includes rankings of noise level, cleanliness, and availability.

The following document provides strategies for general academic success.

The following worksheets provide specific strategies for staying motivated, improving your memory, and active review.

Studying in Math and the Sciences

Studying in the sciences can prove to be challenging. The following document provides some study tips for sciences students.

Learning a Foreign Language

Learning a foreign language can be a challenging task.  The following document provides information on test-taking strategies for language students.

Managing Your Time

The following documents provide you with tips for managing your time well so you can get the most out of your Dartmouth experience.

The following documents are planners for single terms and the four years of your college career.

Preparing and Taking Tests and Exams

Exam time can be particularly stressful for college students, so use the following documents to learn more about stress management.

Students often turn to counter-productive strategies to deal with stress; read the following documents to understand the effects of alcohol and sleep-deprivation on your studies.

The following documents provide tips on how to properly prepare for exams in order to avoid stress.

Read the following documents for information on test-taking strategies.

Last Updated: 8/22/14