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Study Skills Handouts

These documents are tips and tricks to increase good study habits.




Learning is a never ending journey!

Important College Skills

These skills will increase your chances of success.

  • Attend class regularly
  • Be alert and engaged in class
  • Carve out time to complete homework
  • Complete assignments on time
  • Resist digital distractions
  • Take care of personal health
  • Seek help from campus services

Higher Learning Skills

When you develop executive function and self-regulation skills, you experience lifelong benefits.  "These skills are crucial for learning and development. They also enable positive behavior and allow us to make healthy choices for ourselves and our families."    Harvard University

8 Key Executive Functions

Executive functions are skills everyone uses to organize and act on information.

Impulse Control – think before acting

Emotional Control – feelings in check

Flexible Thinking – adjust to the unexpected

Working Memory – keep key information in mind

Self Monitoring – able to tell how you are doing

Planning and Prioritizing – set goals and plan to meet them

Task Initiation - take action to get started

Organization - keep track of things physically and mentally