- Active Reading
Take the iStudy tutorial to help you recall and apply information you obtain through printed text.
- Concept Maps
Take this iStudy tutorial to understand “concept mapping,” a visual and active thinking technique to help you structure thoughts, illustrate in-depth ideas, and show relationships between and among them.
- Evaluate Study Locations
Take this short quiz to determine whether your study locations are full of distractions or are mostly distraction free.
- iStudy Tutorials
View Penn State’s comprehensive list of study tutorials, which include categories to help you succeed in school, in life, and on the job.
- Learning Online - Are Your Ready?
Take this iStudy tutorial to determine your readiness for taking online courses.
- Note-Taking Techniques
View this quick guide to learn note-taking techniques.
- How to Effectively Use PowerPoint Notes
Finding your method of taking notes is trial and error
- Reading Comprehension
See this Penn State Learning resource that focuses on study/reading methods, speed reading, and the do’s and don’ts of highlighting.
- Taking Breaks from Studying
Learn about the benefits of taking breaks to relax, de-stress, and clear your mind.
- Test Anxiety
Take this iStudy tutorial to learn about the different types of test anxiety and what you can do to help test anxiety.
- Test Anxiety II
View this checklist designed by Oregon State University that includes tips for managing test anxiety.
Take this iStudy tutorial to help you learn ways to become a better test-taker. It also walks you through different types of testing, assessment, and evaluation.
- Utilize Instructors Office Hours
Visit with your instructors, but plan ahead to make the best use of time.
- Goal Setting Worksheet
Use this worksheet designed to help you set and achieve SMART (specific, measurable, action-oriented, relevant, time-oriented) goals.
- Managing Procrastination
Get help with motivation and procrastination management.
- Tackling Time Management (PDF) | (Word)
How much time do you really need?
- Time Management
Get help with time management through these Oregon State University resources, including a weekly to-do worksheet, a weekly calendar worksheet, and a time management video.
- Time Management II
Take this iStudy tutorial to learn to prioritize your time, determine long-term goals, and avoid pitfalls like procrastination.
- Use a Monthly Planner
Use a basic planner to help you manage your assignments, exams, and appointments. Find your perfect planner online through sites like Amazon or by visiting the Penn State Behrend Bookstore located on the first floor of the Reed Union Building.