Study Skills


Flashcards
Cram.comQuizletStudy BlueStudy Stack
Chrome Apps for Flashcards
CramFlashcard StashQuizlet
Mind Maps and Graphic Organizers
CoggleMindmupPopplet (iPad) — WiseMapping
Chrome Apps for Mind Mapping
LucidChartMindMeisterMindmupMindomo
Homework Help, Review Sites, Study Guides
Hippo CampusHomework SpotInfopleaseKhan AcademyOpposing Viewpoints* — ProCon.orgShmoop
*SCC students: see librarian for password

Planners

Assignment Calculator
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.
Egenda mobile
Egenda makes it simple to add multiple different types of assignments and manage day to day assignments. This helpful study/organizer app is available for both iOS and Android.
myHomework Student Planner online, mobile, Chrome
myHomework is a digital student planner that lets you easily track your classes, homework, tests and projects so you never forget an assignment again! Free and pay versions.
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.

Note-Taking Tips and Techniques

Back to Basics: Perfect Your Note-Taking Techniques
Taking notes serves one simple purpose: to help you remember information. That’s really it, but with so many different methods of note-taking out there it’s good to find what works for you on different projects.
The Best Note-Taking Methods for College Students
One thing that most of the successful students have in common is that they use a note-taking method. A note-taking method will help you to prepare before the lecture and to review key concepts after a class. … In this article, we give an overview of the best note-taking methods for college students, on how to apply them and when you should or shouldn’t use them.
Geek to Live: Take study-worthy lecture notes (Cornell method)
Learn how to transcribe a lecture in a way that makes studying and cross-references a breeze throughout the semester – no copying involved.
How to Take Better Notes: The 6 Best Note-Taking Systems
In this guide, we’ll talk about how to prepare yourself to take good notes in class, introduce some popular techniques for taking notes, and cover the best ways to get the most out of your notes after class. The same site offers their estimate of the Top 10 Best Note-Taking Apps.
Two-Column Notes (video)
Rita Platt describes two-column notes on this Youtube account.

Note-Taking Tools and Apps

Evernote Mac, Win, mobile, online; (freemium)
Take notes anywhere. Find information faster. Share ideas with anyone. Meeting notes, web pages, projects, to-do lists… Evernote Web Clipper is an addon to help streamline this process. There are also addons for Chrome, Firefox, and Edge.
Google Keep online
Create, share, and work together on notes and lists. Make to-do lists, transcribe voice memos, take photos as reminders, and more. A handy Chrome extension makes it easy to save urls and notes.
LiveBinders online (freemium)
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.
Simplenote Mac, Win, Linux, mobile, online
Simplenote 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.
Symbaloo and
Symbaloo Edu 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. Symbaloo Bookmarker is a quick way of adding sites from Chrome.
Zotero Mac, Win, Linux (especially for research)
A free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources. There is a Chome extension as well.

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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