improving students' study skills

sharon fletcher, M.A.

February 18, 2009

Video Segments

  1. What are study skills?
  2. How can faculty help students set goals?
  3. How can faculty help students manage their time?
  4. How can faculty help students take notes on lectures and readings?
  5. How can faculty help students think critically?



According to Professor Sharon Fletcher from the Center for Academic Reinforcement, study skills encompass a wide variety of techniques that help students succeed in school.  These techniques include global strategies such as goal-setting and time management as well as discrete skills such as note-taking and textbook reading.  In this video, Professor Fletcher identifies useful study skills, providing concrete examples that faculty can easily incorporate in their pedagogy.  She concludes the video with a set of exercises to help students think critically—one of the most important study skills of all.