Many students prepare for exams by re-reading textbooks or notes even though this is one of the least effective study strategies to use. That’s because most students never have a class on how to learn. Using evidence-based approaches to studying can make a huge difference in your learning success, whether drawing from cognitive science research or traditional wisdom such as First Peoples Principles of Learning. Mindset about learning, time management, note-taking, active reading, study strategies, test-preparation and test-taking are all study skills we can help you with. You can:
- make an academic coaching appointment with the Learning Centre coordinator to work in a supportive 1:1 session
- attend a learning strategies workshops
- use our resources below
- VCC’s Online Learning Orientation
- Get oriented to learning at VCC with helpful how-to videos, study strategies, links to student services and more.
- 9 Best Study Tips (video)
- Learn how to study smarter based on brain research (3 min 25 sec)
- Read Your Textbook and Remember (video)
- Learn about SQ3R for active reading and better recall (4 min 30 sec)
- Time Management (video)
- Create a weekly schedule with regular, distributed study time (4 min 40 sec)
- Assignment Calculator
- University of Toronto's online assignment calculator breaks projects and papers into manageable steps to meet deadlines.
- Managing Test Anxiety
- This fantastic resource can help you understand test anxiety and manage it with effective strategies.