Study Skills

What is active learning?

Active learners do more than just listen: They read, write, discuss and solve problems. Most importantly, active learners engage in higher-order thinking tasks such as analysis, synthesis and evaluation (critical thinking).

The Library Learning Commons provides active learning workshops and individual appointments to support you in working “smarter versus harder” and being more efficient with your study time.

How We Can Help

Madeline can help with…

  • Studying for written tests and exams in disciplines other than math and science
  • Managing your time in productive ways, including
    • Setting realistic goals
    • Forming strong habits
    • Approaching online courses
  • Preparing for time writing exercises
  • Reading critically and strategically

Alex H. can help with…

  • Studying for written tests and exams in disciplines other than math and science
  • Notetaking strategies
  • Reading critically and strategically
  • Preparing for timed writing exercises

Alex T. can help with…

  • Studying for written tests and exams in disciplines other than math and science
  • Notetaking strategies
  • Reading critically and strategically
  • Preparing for timed writing exercises

Susanna can help with…

  • Studying for written tests and exams in math
  • Applying, instead of just memorizing, math content

Brennan can help with…

  • Studying for written tests and exams in math and science
  • Applying, instead of just memorizing, math and science content

Peer Tutors can help with…

  • Identifying resources relating directly to specific courses, programs, and disciplines
  • Sharing tips to approach workloads in specific programs and courses

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