Let's face it. Studying is hard work. It's even harder if no one ever taught you how to do it right. That's where Shmoop comes in. Our goal in this course is to give you the tools you need to make school just a tiny bit easier, or at least keep you from having a panic attack in any of the following scenarios: your teacher starts throwing out historical events at you like candy at a parade, you realize you have ten assignments due in the next week, one of which is a big paper, or you have to design and perform a psych experiment with a group.
In this course, we'll stock up on a few of the most important study skills. Among them?
- How to manage and plan your academic schedule
- Taking notes that will actually help you prepare for that paper/test/project
- How to read and think about an assigned text before walking into the classroom
- Designing study aids that work for your learning style
- Memorizing facts and dates like a walking encyclopedia
So break out those highlighters and join us as we study how to study.
Unit 1. Study Skills
You don't just naturally absorb how to "do" school. You've got to be taught. And since Shmoop speaks student, we've combed the depths of the web to come up with the best of the best to help you be a productive and effective student.