See below on this guide for links and resources to help you develop good study habits and stay organized.
Get help with assignments and study skills, learn about learning opportunities, and learn tips for managing college life at the following places:
Center for Tutoring and Academic Excellence
First and Second Year Advising Office
Career Exploration at the Career Development Center
Center for Experiential Learning
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Guides of Interest
Getting Started with Research at the Libraries
Here are a few general tips to help you work, study, and succeed in college.
You can use these resources to learn more about learning styles.
Get an overview of learning styles and find additional articles and resources
Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences, which goes beyond traditional visual or verbal learning preferences to include things like musical tendencies and body/kinesthetic preferences.
Felder and Solomon
Read more about the Felder-Solomon theory of learning styles
Identifying Your Learning Style
There's a lot of information and resources available to help you identify your learning style, just as there are a lot of different types of learning styles. From the more traditional verbal vs. auditory vs. tactile learning styles to Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligences, which includes things like musical intelligence and sensitivity to nature.
There are a lot of learning styles out there, but the main thing to remember is that it can be helpful to take some time to reflect and figure out how you learn and work best. Do you get distracted when you're around lots of people? Try finding a quieter place to study. Does music help you think? Make a study playlist. Do visuals help you learn? Try drawing maps and images in your notes.
Learning Style Theories
Learning style theories often use different terms to describe different learning style categories or areas, but the basic breakdown of concepts is often the same across different theories. The areas that often come up in different learning style theories and classification systems are:
By being aware of how your best work and learn, you can develop good work habits and study skills.
Select Learning Style Theories - Myers-Briggs, Felder-Soloman, and Kolb
Here are two types of learning styles placed in comparison: The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and the Felder-Soloman Index. Learn more about Myers-Briggs and download inforgraphics here. Read more on Felder-Soloman here: Learning Styles and Strategies
Another learning styles theory that might be of interest is Kolb's model, which focuses on how we experience learning. You can learn more here.
Taking Notes to Suit Your Learning Style
By understanding your own learning style, you can be a better note-taker.
The list goes on! Think about how you like to process information and interact with people, and then adopt a note-taking and studying style that best suits you.
General Note-Taking Tips
Check out Drury University's Study Skills and Academic Success guide for links and resources.
Read this excellent LifeHacker post about taking notes
See Princeton's quick guide to taking great notes
Visit Hack College for posts on developing study skills, including this one on organization and time management
Image courtesy Neil Conway, via Flickr and the Creative Commons
There are a lot of tools out there to help you keep organized. See more at the Managing Your Research guide.
Organization and Productivity Tools
How does information literacy relate to learning styles?