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Videos: Learning Strategies

Learn techniques and strategies for improving academic learning. These four videotapes guide college and university students in getting the most out of their academic experience. Developed by the Academic Skills Center at Dartmouth College and produced by the College's Media Production Group, the tapes cover:

Classes: Notetaking, Listening, Participation

Studying in Math and the Sciences

Managing Your Time

Active Reading: Comprehension and Rate

Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation

Preparing and Taking Tests and Exams

Getting Adequate Sleep

Classes: Notetaking, Listening, Participation

Notetaking - techniques for effectively recording and learning information from classes and lectures

Studying in Math and the Sciences

Learning Strategies for General Chemistry

Managing Your Time

Time Management - methods for getting organized and making better use of your time

Active Reading: Comprehension and Rate

Reading Improvement - strategies for improving reading rate and comprehension

Improving Concentration, Memory, and Motivation

Strategic Learning - a three-step process for meaningfully understanding and retaining information

Explore Dartmouth's Baker Library

Preparing and Taking Tests and Exams

Stress Management - learn more about stress and stress management techniques

Getting Adequate Sleep

Sleep and the College Student - tips on creating and maintaining a healthy sleep cycle

 

These videotapes are also available for purchase:

They may be purchased through:

 Film Media Group (www.films.com)
200 American Metro Blvd, Suite 124
Hamilton, NJ  08619
800-257-5126

If you would like to discuss any of these topics in greater detail, please contact the Academic Skills Center for an appointment.

Viewing Instructions

First, check to see if you have a free QuickTime player installed on your computer. If you don't, download the QuickTime Player for Mac and Windows. Plan on 1 to 25 minutes to download any media player, depending on the speed of your connection. Then, click on a link above to play one of the movies.

Problems?

  • If you run into problems downloading the software, or accessing the streams, you can visit Apple's QuickTime Troubleshooting site to get help configuring your installation
  • Windows Media Player may attempt, unsuccessfully, to play QuickTime movies. If so, try updating QuickTime.
  • Other problems may be resolved by updating your web browser to a more current version (e.g., Internet Explorer 5.0 or higher; Netscape 5.0 or higher).
  • As a final solution, you may need to contact your network administrator if you are behind a firewall that blocks the Real Time Streaming Video port.

Last Updated: 2/10/14