Study Skills


Miscellaneous Tools

Flashcards
CoboCardsCram.comMemorizeMemorize NowStudy BlueStudy Stack
Mind Maps and Graphic Organizers
Bubbl.usMind42PoppletSpiderScribeWiseMapping
Homework Help, Review Sites, Study Guides
Discovery EducationHomework SpotInfopleaseNYT: Times TopicsOpposing ViewpointsProCon.orgQuizHubShmoop

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 Tools

Note-Taking Tips and Methods
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.
The Modified Cornell Note-taking Sytem
Discusses the Cornell note-taking system and how to combine it with other ways of taking class notes.
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.
Two-Column Notes (video)
Rita Platt describes two-column notes on this Youtube account. (via ASCD Express)
Note-Taking Tools
CintaNotes Win
A free, lightweight and user-friendly personal notes manager. CintaNotes lets you quickly save and tag any useful information that you come across or just need to jot down.
Citelighter online
Store, organize, and share your education and research for free. Includes highlighting, note-taking, and automatic bibliography citation tool.
Evernote Mac, Win, mobile, online
Capture anything. Save your ideas, things you like, things you hear, and things you see. Access anywhere…. Find things fast. Search by keyword, tag or even printed and handwritten text inside images. Evernote Web Clipper is an addon to help streamline this process.
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.
NoteStar online
NoteStar is an Internet utility to assist in the preparation of research papers. Teachers and students can set up research projects with topics and sub-topics. Students may then take advantage of NoteStar’s many features to collect and organize their notes and prepare their bibliography page.
Simplenote multiplatform, 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.
Zotero Firefox addon (especially for research)
A free, easy-to-use tool to help you collect, organize, cite, and share your research sources.

Study Skills

21st Century Information Fluency Project
Digital Information Fluency (DIF) is the ability to find, evaluate and use digital information effectively, efficiently and ethically. Includes tutorials, tips, and other resources.
The Big6 Writing Process
The Big6 is a proven approach to information problem-solving. It helps you succeed in school and life. Use the Big6 to find, use, apply, and evaluate information for specific needs and tasks.
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.
Google Search Education
Though designed for teachers helping students to become better searchers, the materials here are useful for anyone.
How To Study.com
Free study skills, study strategies, and study tips.
Scientific American: Sleep and Learning
Researchers find that how soon we sleep after learning new information impacts how well we retain it.
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.
Transitioning to College
This guide provides information about the changes you will face during the transition from high school to college. You will find general information about college and how college differs from high school, but the focus of this guide is on college libraries as an academic support service, college level research expectations, and the research process.

Related Links

Research Papers
Test Prep

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