Study Skills, Learning Strategies, and Study Skills Mentors
"Metacognition" is thinking about your thinking and learning. Use the links below to think about your studying and to learn how to "Study Smarter Not Harder." After trying the approaches suggested here, please contact your academic advisor to discuss other potential options.
Self-help: Improve your time management
- Organize Your Time (links to website with time management resources)
- Build "S.M.A.R.T." Goals (printable handout)
- Fight Procrastination (printable handout)
Self-help: Form a study group
- Collaborate with peers to learn more effectively (printable handout)
Self-help: Develop your learning strategies and study skills
- Consider "Ten Rules for Good/Bad Studying" (printable handout)
- Use the "Spaced Repetition" technique to learn (printable handout)
- Structure studying with the "Pomodoro Method" (printable handout) (Note: Don't have a kitchen timer? Check out Flora or Focus Keeper.)
- Take better notes (printable handout)
- Make a plan for exam preparation (printable handout)
- Be positive and have a Growth Mindset (printable handout)
- Learn how to read more effectively (links to website with tips from Notre Dame scholars)
- Predict your grade in a course with this Study Skills Self Assessment (printable handout)
Helping-hand: Schedule an appointment with an undergraduate Study Skills Mentor!
The Learning Resource Center (LRC) has assembled a great team of undergraduate Study Skills Mentors to meet with students who want to discuss tips and strategies for academic success at Notre Dame. These sessions help you with "metacognition" to think about your thinking and learning.
Note: To find these appointment sessions, click the button above and be sure to select "A list of Study Skills Mentors" from the Display Options dropdown menu.