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Study Skills Resources

You can now print out the study skills resources the A-LEC uses in HDEV 1110, workshops, and academic counseling. If you need advice on how to use them, request an appointment by visiting https://roomres.smu.edu/, and select Altshuler Learning Enhancement Center, or call 214-768-3648.

 

Time Awareness 24/7 weekly calendar (PDF) (1 hr increments)

Time Awareness 24/7 weekly calendar (Excel) (30 minute increments)

Weekly To-Do List (PDF)

Daily To-Do List (PDF)

5 Day Test Prep Planning Information and Scheduling Calendar (PDF)

Anticipating and Planning for Classes Information and Grid (PDF)

SQ4R Study Reading (PDF)

Managing Test Anxiety (PDF)

Cornell Note-Taking (PDF)

Finals Preparation, Spring 2017 (PDF)


Online Resources


SMU has recently signed a campus agreement for Lynda.com, which has over 3,500 online courses in software, technology, creative and business skills.  Users can develop playlists and share videos and courses with others.  Each course varies in length; however, there are videos within each course that are anywhere between 1-20 minutes long.  Login at http://smu.edu/Lynda.   You will be asked for your SMU ID and password.  Below are suggestions from our learning specialists that compliment information from our workshops:

Study Skills Fundamentals: https://www.lynda.com/Higher-Education-tutorials/Study-Skills-Fundamentals/372920-2.html?org=smu.edu
 
Efficient Time Management:https://www.lynda.com/Business-Skills-tutorials/Efficient-Time-Management/427444-2.html?org=smu.edu
 
Time Management Fundamentals: https://www.lynda.com/Business-Skills-tutorials/Time-Management-Fundamentals/397387-2.html?org=smu.edu
 
Overcoming Procrastination: https://www.lynda.com/Business-Skills-tutorials/Overcoming-Procrastination/153124-2.html?org=smu.edu
 
Managing To-Do Lists: https://www.lynda.com/Carrot-Do-tutorials/Managing-Do-Lists/365217-2.html?org=smu.edu
 
Efficient Reading Tips: https://www.lynda.com/Business-Skills-tutorials/Top-5-Speed-Reading-Tips/192260-2.html?org=smu.edu
 
Top 10 Apps for Enhanced Productivity: https://www.lynda.com/IFTTT-tutorials/Top-10-Apps-Enhanced-Productivity/365215-2.html?org=smu.edu
 
Google Apps for Students: https://www.lynda.com/Apps-Education-tutorials/Google-Apps-Students/142961-2.html?org=smu.edu
 
The Neuroscience of Learning: https://www.lynda.com/Higher-Education-tutorials/Neuroscience-Learning/188434-2.html?org=smu.edu
 
Improving your Memory: https://www.lynda.com/Business-Skills-tutorials/Improving-Your-Memory/172858-2.html?org=smu.edu
 
GRE Test Prep: https://www.lynda.com/Business-Skills-tutorials/Improving-Your-Memory/172858-2.html?org=smu.edu
 
Excel 2016 Training: https://www.lynda.com/IFTTT-tutorials/Top-10-Apps-Enhanced-Productivity/365215-2.html?org=smu.edu
 
Writing Research Papers: https://www.lynda.com/Education-Student-Tools-tutorials/Writing-Research-Papers/158319-2.html?org=smu.edu