Learning skills include the skills and habits that allow students to learn effectively in the most efficient manner. These include activities that foster active recall and deep learning, that maximize the efficient use of study time, and that help students know when and how to ask for academic help.
Why focus on skills?
Skills are the building blocks of change. They are manageable in that you can learn one or two skills at a time. They are relatively easy to acquire (although harder to master) in that you can practice them every day. And they are scalable in that you can teach skills to one or two people or entire classrooms at a time.
The full list of skills can be found here:
Learn flashcards & practice problems
Learn why flashcards and practice problems are so critical to learning, what makes them work so well and how they can help you beat the forgetting curve. Read more.
Finding the good things in your day
Finding three good things each day, even on bad days can be hard, and sometimes seemingly impossible.Learn how to find good things in every day. Read more.
Effective and efficient note-taking
Learn how to take notes in class that will maximize your efficiency and effectiveness — while keeping you focused even when you get bored. Read more.
Learn how to take effective breaks
Micro-breaks can boost your focus and increase the efficiency with which you master course material and prepare for exams. Master the pomodoro technique. Read more.
Learn how to use to-do lists
Find out how to-do lists can boost your productivity, lower your stress and decrease your procrastination.
Learn how to build lasting habits
Want to start fresh, turn over a new leaf or reboot your life. Learn how to build lasting new habits that can make you healthier, less stressed and more productive.
Learn to think strategically about school
Developing a strategy for your studies can help you reduce your stress and optimize your success. We have 16 strategic moves that you may not have considered — yet.
Backwards scheduling has been shown to boost motivation, reduce stress and increase your grades. Find out how.
Learn about deliberate practice
Research into understanding the secret to achieving excellence has identified three key ingredients. Learn how to reap the benefit of deliberate practice.
Learn how to stay motivated
How can I stay motivated during the last few (painful) weeks of school. Six great tips you can start using today. Learn about three different types of disengagement. Read more.
Learn how to find more marks.
Every semester, students leave marks on the table by not finishing thier work r not asking for more. Finding more marks may be the difference between a pass and a fail or an A and a B.
Learn how to write exams
We have more than 25 tips on how to prepare for and write exams. Avoid the mistakes that most students make. Get the grades you need and deserve. Read more.
Learn how to write papers
Writing papers at university and college is hard work. Find out how to write a great paper and avoid the 24 most commonly made mistakes.
Learn how to build a growth mindset
A growth mindset is an essential part of lifelong wellbeing and a key component of reaching your full potential. Find out if you have a growth mindset and learn how to get more.
Using your character strenghts
Character strengths are what make each person unique. They can motivate you, energize you and help you reach your full potential unlike anything else. Find out what your character strengths are.
How to talk to profs and ask for help.
Most students feel uncompfortable asking questions, talking to profs and asking for help. Get started on building this cricial skill. Read more.
Learn how to ask for help with mental help. The five domains of social emotional learning are critical to your emotional wellbeing and academic success. Find out how much you have and how to get more. Read more.
Learn how to ask questions
Learning how to answer questions in class and asking for help when you need it is a critical part of getting the most out of school. Find out how to take the fear out of speaking up.
Learn what to do before dropping out
There are a lot of good reasons to change programs, switch schools, and even take a break from studying altogether. But most hurdles can be overcome. Learn what you should do before deciding to drop out.
Learn how to deal with unfairness
Know the facts about the unfairness and discrimination students experience on campus and how to get started on a plan to make things right.
Learn how to build grit
The end of the term is still weeks away, but you are already running out of gas. Whether you are bored, tired or starting to wonder why you are doing any of this, learn how to motivate yourself and build grit.
Learn how to deal with failure
I just failed my exam and the panic is setting in. Research shows that student’s fail tests more than you might think. What happens next is what matters most.
Learn how to have tough conversations
How do I tell my parents I did badly this term? We asked our expert how best to break the bad news to parents and convince them you have a plan to get back on track. Read more.