Building Strong Study Skills Series: Conclusion & Roadmap to Success
Note: This series details how to study smarter, not harder, to help students succeed in their academics. All information in this series draws upon principles from psychological research on learning and memory.
Over the past 10 weeks, this series covered the most, moderately, and least effective study techniques, according to effect sizes in the literature. This series also covered other helpful study skills.
Study Skills Overview:
- Making Text Summaries
- Making Flashcards (Often, But Not Always)
- Rote Memorization
Helpful Study Skills:
Experts recommend that students use a combination of the best and moderate study skills to most effectively learn and retain material. Avoid the worst study techniques at all costs. Use the other helpful study skills in this series to enhance your studying and learning experiences. Good luck on your final exams!
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- Terry, W.S. (2018). Learning and Memory: Basic Principles, Processes, and Procedures, Fifth Edition. New York, Routledge, a Taylor and Francis Group. ISBN 978-1-13-864591-2.
- Rhodes, M.G., Cleary, A.M. and DeLosh, E.L. (2020). A Guide to Effective Studying and Learning: Practical Strategies from the Science of Learning. New York, Oxford University Press. ISBN 978-0-19-021447-0 (pbk).
Drew is Hodis Learning & Music’s Founder and President. He has been tutoring and teaching music for more than 10 years. Drew earned his B.A. in Psychology from the University of Southern California and is pursuing a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology at Adelphi University.