Study Skills Resources
These documents were written by Academic Support Services staff for use with our study skills workshops. Check out this semester's workshop schedule if you are interested in participating in one of these in-person group discussions.
Staying Motivated and on Task
- Eliminating Distractions
- Stress Management
- Check out these videos of Reedies talking about stress and stress management
Procrastination and Time Management
Skills for the Classroom
Effective Study Strategies
- Tips for Exam Preparation. This handout includes suggestions for developing a realistic study plan, active review methods, and tips for the day of the exam.
- Strategies for Learning a Second Language
- Reading Effecitvely
Books: The following books are available to borrow:
- Learning Outside the Lines: Two Ivy League Students with Learning Disabilities and ADHD Give You the Tools for Academic Success and Educational Revolution by Jonathan Mooney and David Cole
- Academic Transformation: The Road to College Success
by De Sellers, Carol W. Dochen, and Russ Hodges
Handouts Written by Reed Faculty
- Communicating with Professors
- Getting to Know Your Faculty
- Making the Most of Conference
- Advice for Introductory Biology Students
- How to Get the Most Out of Studying (work smarter, not harder!)
Tech Tools and Links
- Anti-Social and Freedom are Internet-blocking applications that help keep you more productive.
- RescueTime is a tracking program that tells you how much time you spent on applications and websites so that you better understand where your time goes.
- Written? Kitten! Provides a cuddly reward for every 100 words you write.
- Write or Die A decidedly less cuddly way to motivate your writing.
- My Tomatoes Uses the pomodoro method, which marks your progress every 25 minutes.
- Assistive Technology Reed's Disability Support Services page dedicated to technology resources like text-to-speech software, dictation software, and screen magnification tools.
- onlinecourses.com This is a free and comprehensive resource that is a collection of open college courses. You'll find videos, audio lectures, and notes given by professors at Harvard, Princeton and MIT. Please note: This resource is most appropriate for students looking to brush up on a subject; they are not suggested as credit-bearing courses for use toward the completion of a Reed degree.