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Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation

Many students are surprised at the differences in studying for college courses versus how they studied in high school. Regular worksheets are replaced by vast midterms and exams which require knowledge about concepts rather than simple memorization of facts. Students frequently discover they need to adapt their study habits to the college setting. Here are some tips for getting started:

  • Study in chunks
  • Use daylight hours
  • Rank your three classes
  • Study actively
  • Find the right place to study

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Videos

Strategic Learning Video (9:00 Minutes)

Strategic Learning Video with Captions (9:00 Minutes)

Dartmouth College Library

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Last Updated: 7/16/12