Study Smarter


I follow a website called Retrieval Practice which documents for students and teachers the current best evidence on how to learn/study most effectively.

This week they forwarded a list of some of their best resources.

I’ve reproduced it below.

I strongly encourage you to familiarise yourself with some of these resources.

When I was a student, I considered that the main thing I came to learn at uni was my selected topic: psychology.

But university is much more than that. It is the place where you learn ‘how to study’ as much as you learn ‘what to study’. At university, you develop the study and learning strategies that you’ll likely use throughout your career, so take the time whilst you are here to familiarise yourself with what we know about how best to learn.

Furthermore, investing in improving how you study can make your study more efficient and effective.

As far as Flinders resources go, remember that Lauren from Yunggorendi writes an excellent Study Skills Blog.

The team at the Student Learning Centre have a range of learning resources and programs.

And we publish our “Evidence-based Study Tips” guide.

Help students study smarter, not harder 

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