A: Permanent Skills1. Setting Goals Establish some goals to add meaning—not only to your studies, but also to your life.2. Controlling Your Time When you develop ways to save time and stick to a schedule, you can control this precious resource.3. Staying Focused If you can’t keep your mind on your work, all your efforts at learning will be wasted.
4. Defending Your Memory With forgetfulness waging a constant war against your memory, the only way to succeed is to fight back.5. Managing Stress There are commonsense ways to avoid, cope with, and prepare yourself to face stress.
B: Enrichment Skills6. Improving Your Reading A faster pace and increased comprehension are what most of us look for in reading improvement.7. Building a Lasting Vocabulary When you combine the right kind of tools with genuine interest, you’ll wind up with a vocabulary that lasts8. Thinking Visually Information can make a different kind of sense when you look at things from a visual perspective.
C: Note-Taking Skills9. Adopting a Note-Taking Mindset To gain full benefit from a lecture or reading assignment, you need to be warmed up and ready.10. Taking Effective Notes All the valuable information you read or hear will be lost without a system for jotting things down.11. Mastering Your Notes Reviewing, reciting, and reflecting team up to make key ideas a permanent part of your knowledge.
D: Test-Taking Skills12. Managing Test Anxiety What’s the simple solution to the apprehension that often accompanies tests? Preparation!13. Answering Objective Tests Objective tests may come in different flavours, but they all draw on the same fundamental approach.14. Tackling Essay Tests Answering essay questions effectively combines systematic test taking with basic writing skills.
“The only true wisdom is in knowing you know nothing. A wise man does not need advice and a fool wont take it.”