Study Skills


Flashcards
Cram.comQuizletStudy BlueStudy Stack
Chrome Apps for Flashcards
CramFlashcard StashQuizletStudyStack
Mind Maps and Graphic Organizers
CoggleMindmupPopplet (iPad) — WiseMapping
Chrome Apps for Mind Mapping
LucidChartMindMeisterMindmup 2.0 for Google DriveMindomo
Homework Help, Review Sites, Study Guides
Discovery EducationHomework SpotInfopleaseOpposing Viewpoints* — ProCon.orgShmoop
*SCC students: see librarian for password

Organizers

Assignment Calculator online
Handy tool from the University of Minnesota which creates a work/study timeline for doing reports. Includes links to study guides and specific subject resources.
My Study Life multiplatform, online
My Study Life allows you to store your classes, homework and exams in the cloud making it available on any device, wherever you are. Includes a Chrome app as well.
SchoolTraq Android, online
Track your homework more efficiently, and see it at a glance. Add assignments with natural English. Sync it to your phone. Enjoy an award-winning interface.
TrackClass online
TrackClass helps you get your school work organized. From reminders to notes to assignments and grades, you’ll be on top of your studies!

Note-Taking Tips and Techniques

Dartmouth: Academic Skills Center: Notetaking
These are some practical suggestions for taking notes for someone else, as well as strategies to help you improve your own notetaking abilities.
Geek to Live: Take study-worthy lecture notes
Learn how to transcribe a lecture in a way that makes studying and cross-references a breeze throughout the semester – no copying involved. A discussion of the Cornell note-taking method.
Learn To Take Better Notes – 3 Note Taking Strategies Compared
One effective strategy for improving retention is note taking – not just because you’ll have a written record to refer to in the future, but also because the actual act of taking notes can help cement concepts in your mind. … You’ll learn about and compare three powerful ones in this article. Discusses the Outline, Cornell, and Flow sytems of note-taking.
Listening Note Taking Strategies
Advice for taking and reviewing lecture notes for the university student.
Note Taking Systems
Briefly discusses 5 popular methods of taking effective notes with comments on their advantages and disadvantages and when it is best to use each one.

Note-Taking Tools and Apps

CintaNotes Win
CintaNotes lets you quickly save and tag any useful information that you come across or just need to jot down.
Evernote Mac, Win, mobile, online
Save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see. Access anywhere… Search by keyword, tag or even printed and handwritten text inside images. Evernote Web Clipper is an addon to help streamline this process; there is also an extension for the Chrome browser.
LiveBinders online
Your 3-ring binder for the Web. Collect your resources. Organize them neatly and easily with your own tabs and notes. Extremely popular way of organizing links and notes on various topics.
OneNote Win, Mac, Android, Chromebook, online
Get organized in notebooks you can divide into sections and pages. With easy navigation and search, you’ll always find your notes right where you left them. Part of Microsoft Office and available separately.
Simplenote Win, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, online
This free tool is an easy way to keep notes, lists, ideas, and more. Keep notes on the web, your mobile device, and your computer. Find notes quickly with instant searching and simple tags. Share a list, post some instructions, or publish your thoughts.
Sylvan Paper online
Store, organize, and share your education and research for free. Includes highlighting, note-taking, and automatic bibliography citation tool. (Formerly ‘Citelighter’.)
Symbaloo online
Symbaloo lets you set up an online desktop with your favorite sites and feeds right at hand, and allows the creation of new tabs which can be used for gathering pages about different topics.
Zoho Notebook Win, Mac, iOS, Android
Free, no-ads tool which can be used separately or as part of Zoho Office to take, organized, and sync your notes.
Zotero Mac, Win, Linux, Firefox, Chrome
Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share research.

Study Skills

5 Research-Backed Studying Techniques
[R]esearch shows that highly successful students actually spend less time studying than their peers do—they just study more effectively. Read more about these proven techniques in this article.
Dartmouth College Study Skills E-Guide To Academic Success
This ebook discusses the importance of the right mindset, defining your goals, study skills, and study strategies.
ergo Study Skills
This practical guide to research, essay writing and studying shows you how to find resources, write great essays and prepare for exams.
How To Study.com
Free study skills, study strategies, and study tips.
Study Guides And Strategies
Study habits, time management, critical thinking, classroom skills, reading skills, test taking, writing skills, math & science help, webskills including how to evaluate sites, and outside links.
Study Skills Information
Time management, checklists, note taking, proofreading, and more.
Successful Study Habits: Tips for Students, From Students
Below, several participants in Cengage Learning’s Student Case Study Program pass along the successful study habits that they’d recommend to new college students as they prepare to enter college.
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