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Academic Study Skills

This guide can assist you to increase your understanding of course material, improve your marks, and make learning a little less stressful. Here you will find strategies for time management, reading and note-taking, study skills, and test-taking.

Welcome!

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Welcome  

College is exciting, but it can be a lot of work for students! Completing all your work and balancing other responsibilities can be challenging. However, you can mitigate this challenge through habits, study skills and time management and concentration tips.  

Take a look at the resources in this guide to increase your understanding of course material, improve your marks, and make learning a little less stressful. Here you will find strategies for time management, reading and note-taking, study skills, and test-taking.

The guide also includes recommended self-directed tutorials, videos, books, ebooks, websites, and many more resources.

If you have any questions, or would like to request any academic supports, please don’t hesitate to contact us by completing this form or emailing us directly to tutoring@rrc.ca

Thanks, and all the best in your studies!

Go Beyond the Guide

Go Beyond the Guide

  • Academic Coaches work one-on-one with students to help set and accomplish academic goals by employing research-backed study and motivational strategies. Tutors help students review, practice, and question new material learned in class. 
  • If English is your second or additional language, the EAL Centre can provide you with ongoing support to develop your reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills for success in your program and industry. 
  • The Writing Centre provides help and guidance via email or video conference. Give your writing process space for another look at your paper and see how it looks before the final grade.
  • Self-Directed Online Tutorials housed in LEARN provide relevant and helpful resources for the entire student cycle at college.

Keywords

Use the following keywords to get started searching this subject area:

  • Brain-based learning
  • Calendar
  • Cognitive reframing theory
  • Comprehension
  • Fixed mindset
  • Growth mindset
  • Inferring
  • Memorization
  • Multiple choice
  • Note taking
  • Objective tests
  • Predicting
  • Prioritization
  • Procrastination
  • Questioning
  • Reading
  • Retrieval practice
  • Spaced practice
  • SQ3R
  • Stress
  • Study skills
  • Study skills training
  • Summarizing
  • Systemic desensitization
  • Test anxiety
  • Test taking
  • Time management
  • Working memory