Helpful Learning Tools
Strategies for Multiple Choice Exams
Understanding the material vs. memorization
Academic Anxiety Online
This is a free training program for K-State students. These online workshops help you understand the nature and causes of stress and give you stress reduction strategies. Here you will learn better time management skills and enhance test taking skills.
University Life Café
This website allows you to participate with an active community online to talk about and find information on important topics that impact your daily life. There are videos, texts, and interactive blogs to get you engaged on topics that matter to you, such as stress management, relationships, friendships, body image, sexual orientation, and more. They also have a lot of events listed taking place on campus for you to get involved.
If you would like additional resources or information please contact K-State Counseling Services at 785-532-6927 or email them at firstname.lastname@example.org. There office is located at 232 English Counseling Services building. http://www.k-state.edu/counseling/topics/resources
Note Taking Strategies in the Computer Age
It is normal and healthy to feel some anxiety before an exam. Many students, however, complain about "test anxiety", explaining that they went into a test knowing the material but that they "went blank" when they began to take the exam. Or when they receive their test results, they find that they made "silly mistakes". What they think is "too much anxiety" may really point to a gap in their study skills.
Why? When most students prepare for a test, they read their notes or textbooks. As you read along, you may feel that you know (understand) what the author is saying. Understanding what you are reading at the moment does NOT mean that you know it well enough to remember it for a test when the book isn't there to help you. Thus, students may enter a test situation expecting themselves to "know" the material and finding themselves going "blank" when trying to answer a test item.
Teaching and Learning Resources
Helpful Resources for Students and Peer Assistants
Study Strategies and Skills
Basics on how to study, test taking, using flashcards, memorization techniques, visual mapping
VARK Learning Styles
How do YOU learn best? Take this short quiz to find out!
More Resources via the K-State Academic Assistance Center
- Learning strategies database from Muskingum College
- Memory techniques from Mind Tools
- Sites to promote academic success from Univ. of Northern Iowa
- Student Survival Manual by Jack Pejsa
- Study guides and strategies
- Study skills guide from College of St. Benedict/St. John's Univ
- Study skills library from Calpoly
- Study skills self-help information from Virginia Tech
- Study strategies compiled by University of Illinois at Chicago
- Study tips from the University of Texas
- What are the differences between High School and College?