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April 2008

Improve your study skills

Tap into the online Study Skills Package offered by UW's Counselling Services. You'll find strategies for:

  • learning and remembering
  • time management
  • listening and note-taking
  • reading
  • concentration and distraction

During exam time, you'll be keen to check out tips on:

  • preparing for exams
  • cramming
  • writing exams
  • how to get better sleep


"Try ...

taking a break of 10 minutes for every 50 minutes of work;

doing your most difficult work during hours when you feel best;

setting up your text so you can study effectively from it;

examining your place of study;

breaking your studying into chunks and reviewing often;

writing out a course summary;

being an active reader in a multiple-choice exam."