Student Resources

Below we have gathered resources that you can print or upload to your Google Drive. If you have any questions or would like help using any of the resources, you can contact a Learning Assistance staff member or schedule a session with a learning strategies tutor.

Resources are continuously added throughout the year. Come back soon to check for additional resources.

Time Management

Weekly Schedules
Self-Reflection Tool
Kanban Boards
Final Exams Schedule

Organization

How to Guides
Planner Templates
Monthly Calendars
Digital Resources

Study Skills

Studying Resources
  • Pomodoro Technique: Set a timer for 25 minutes of work and then take a 5 minute break. After 4 cycles, take a long break (15-30min).

Note-Taking

Note Taking Methods

  • Outline: Each topic is structured using bullet points, numbers, or letters. The main topic is listed at the top while subpoints, supporting details, or examples are listed below as the topic becomes more specific.
  • Cornell: The page is divided into two columns with a summary section at the bottom. Notes go into the main note-taking column on the right and the left side is for comments, questions or hints about the actual notes. After the lecture, summarize the main ideas of the page in the section at the bottom.
  • Boxing: All notes that are related to each other are grouped together in a box. Each box represents a different topic.
  • Charting: Notes are organized by creating a table or spreadsheet. Topics are listed horizontally or vertically with different categories representing each column and row.
  • Mapping: Notes are sectioned or circled and connected to other concepts, enabling you to establish relationships between the topics. Start with writing the main topic at the top or center of the page. Keep branching ideas into subtopics on the left and right.
Hand-written vs. Typed Notes
Pros Cons
Hand-written notes
  • Research shows that hand writing notes improves your ability to remember class material
  • Limited distractions
  • Notes can be lost if notebook is misplaced
  • It might be challenging to keep up with writing notes and listening to the lecture
Typed notes
  • Typing is typically quicker than writing and allows for digital access to notes
  • Additional online resources can be used to support students while taking notes
  • Additional distractions are present
  • Network connectivity might cause issues with typing or accessing notes
Digital Resources

Presentations

Platforms
Templates
Interactive Tools

Research