Back to Class: Study Skills

“Back to Class” means something different during a global pandemic. New face masks, hand sanitizer, laptops, and headphones fill online shopping carts, and thousands of educators nationwide are welcoming their students through a screen instead of in a classroom.

Nevertheless, faculty are as dedicated as ever to the success of their students. In a series of “Back to Class” posts, I’m sharing some resources that faculty can use with their students—whether in a classroom or a virtual learning environment—to support deeper engagement and learning.

Earlier in August, I shared a resource you can use with your students to discuss the importance of a growth mindset. In this post, I am sharing a resource you can use to help your students Study Smarter!

Believe it or not, the most suggested study skills, like “highlighting, underlining, and sustained review of notes and texts,” are not always effective.

If you really want your students to learn, consider sharing these strategies from Make It Stick: The Science of Successful Learning by Peter C. Brown, Henry L. Roediger III, and Mark A. McDaniel instead.

The video below is an excerpt from our course in Effective Online Teaching Practices. In this video, Dr. Jennifer Whitley discusses study skills.

Have a great class!

Laurie Pendleton

Laurie Pendleton, Executive Director of Curriculum and Assessment, ACUE





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