Science Study Strategies

Learning How to Learn at Dartmouth

Many students arrive ready to tackle pre-health science courses at Dartmouth with great enthusiasm. Along with that enthusiasm, it is also important that students come prepared to learn new study strategies and are open to the flexibility of thinking in new ways; be that in science courses or in the liberal arts curriculum that you will be immersed in for the next four years.

For some, it is not too difficult to adjust study habits for a course in biology, chemistry, and physics. For others, the first few terms of Dartmouth serve as an important period to adapt to different learning styles that can evolve over time. There are many different types of learners at Dartmouth, and many different pedagogies exhibited by the faculty. Being open to various learning styles can enhance your success at Dartmouth.

Resources to Get You Started:

Academic Skills Center: Helps students improve their academic skills and ability to learn, thereby maximizing their academic experience and allowing them to achieve greater academic performance and personal fulfillment.

Teaching Science Fellows: Post-graduate fellows work with professors and students in biology, and chemistry courses. Check out their Study Tips for Success!

Learning Fellows: More science professors are looking to include Learning Fellows as part of the teaching curriculum!

Tutor Clearinghouse: A subset of the Academic Skills Center that facilitates student-to-student academic enrichment through programs such as peer tutoring and study groups.

Your Peers: The Pre-Health Peer Mentors are a valuable resource for advice on study strategies. Comprised of upperclassmen, they have already gone through the leg work of figuring out their own effective methods of studying, and are happy to share their insight with lowerclassmen.

VIDEO: Some of the Pre-Health Peer Mentors Share their Science Study Strategies!