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Knowing How to Study: sub-module 5 of 7 of studying smart

This module will explain some of the ways that you can improve your study habits. It is useful to learn good study habits and techniques in order to make the most out of your studying. Learning how to study can help you study more efficiently.



  • Turn off your phone.Don’t use texts and calls as an excuse that you are needed elsewhere.
  • Have a plan.Plan when you will study so you don’t end up cramming at the last minute.
  • Be realistic.Ask yourself: How will a small bit of procrastination affect your stress levels, anxiety, health and overall success?
  • Plan for YOU.Tailor your study plan to accommodate how you learn best.
  • Remember your goals.Relate your studying to real-world consequences. How will this knowledge help you in the future?

Additional Resources

Study Strategies

How to Get the Most Out of Your Study Time

Watch the video below to discover some strategies to make your studying more effective.

Avoid Cramming! Study with Spaced Practice

Watch the video below to learn about spaced practice and how it can help you retain information.

Preparing for Tests and Exams

Online Tests: How to Prepare for Success

Watch this video to discover strategies to prepare for an online test or exam.

What to Do Before the Test

Watch this video to learn good pre-test habits that can help you prepare for tests.

What to Do During the Test

Watch this video to learn some strategies that you can use during a test to improve your performance.