04 August 2011

Relearning How to Learn? Try These Study Skills Resources

Despite the workplace looking like a deserted island while everyone seems to be holidaying except yours truly I am being told via the newspaper and TV that not only is it Fall in the Mall but it's again that 'most wonderful time of the year' for our back to school stores.  Apparently August is a mere stepping stone to the annual launch of the "back to" mentality everyone both loves and dreads.  You may even be back to work and school at the same time, a situation very familiar to many health care professionals undertaking advanced degrees and CE.  That said it's an opportune moment to highlight some Study Skills tools a colleague of mine sent my way( thank you to Elaine Bernstein, Director of Library Services at NYGH in Toronto) .

University of Guelph's  A Guide For University Learning
University of Guelph's (Guelph, ON, Canada)  A Guide For University Learning:
This is an excellent and fun-to-navigate resource advising everything from how to properly take notes in lectures to test-taking strategies for exams.  There's also a 'Resources' section that has a time management guide, a mark calculator alongside videos and podcasts.  All in all it's a fantastic way to get back into the groove of getting through school whether it be University, College or Distance Ed.

Athabasca University's Learner Success Study Skills

Athabasca University's Learner Success Study Skills page:
Another wonderful site with lots of information and printouts from writing a term paper to multiple choice exams.  You can also find time management tools alongside advice on how to study when you have a family.  Athabasca also lists some external resources such as the University of Victoria's Learning Skill Program and Joe Landsberger's Study Guides and Strategies site which has an amazing amount of resources and in 37 languages!!

Joe Landsberger's Study Guides and Strategies



Getting back into the swing of studying doesn't have to be too stressful or daunting, even knowing these resources are out there mean there are others in the same boat as you! So take a browse around these resources to help lighten your load in the upcoming semester :)

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