Effective studying mean that you are learning actively from texts, readings, lectures, and labs. Active learning means you are engaged with the content – understanding it, absorbing it, questioning it, and connecting it to the content from other parts of the course.
We've included below several of our favourite strategies for studying effectively.
If you have questions about how to adapt these strategies to your courses or if you'd like more information and techniques to study effectively, you can book an appointment to meet with a learning specialist or learning peer helper.
Use your senses, think outside the box, and test your recall to help you learn course material thoroughly and understand it at a deeper level.
Predicting questions and answering them will help you spend time practicing using course material, rather than just reading through it. It's also a good way to identify what you know and don't know.
Working with someone else can give you a different perspective on course materials, and a lot can be accomplished by sharing skills and resources with others.
Specific study methods can help you increase your active learning, as can approaching your reading with thought and analysis. The following pages have information on methods to help you study effectively:
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