Walsh College

Learning and Studying

There are many different ways of learning. Some people learn best by digesting individual chunks of information. Others need context for a new idea to make sense. And the most effective learning process for you can change with age, physical health and even the subject matter. Which is why it’s always a good idea to investigate alternate learning methods.

The links below provide a wide variety of learning and study aids for students of all types and needs.

Learning
There are many different ways to learn. The method that’s right for you may not be right for another person. Explore the variety of methods outlined here and find the one that fits your personality best. 
    •  Learning to learn
    •  Succeeding in continuing education
    •  Visual/spatial learning
    •  Learning as a student-athlete
    •  Learning as an adult
    •  Learning with ADHD
    •  Active learning
    •  Action learning
    •  Language learning strategies
    •  Exploring your personal learning style

Learning with others
Collaborative learning is as important in the workplace as it is in the scholastic world. The skills you acquire here can greatly impact your success and provide a stepping stone to greater achievement in the future.
    •  Collaborative learning
    •  Group projects
    •  Active Listening
    •  Conflict resolution
    •  Case study: conflict resolution
    •  Peer mediation
    •  Tutoring guidelines
    •  Using feedback with tutors

Studying
Research indicates that simple distractions are the reason that most studying isn’t as effective as it could be. The following links provide excellent study tips used by students around the globe.
    •  Effective study habits
    •  A.S.P.I.R.E. - a study system
    •  Index - a study system
    •  Studying with flashcards
    •  Studying with multiple sources
    •  Finding the right study space
    •  Studying text books in science

Classroom learning
The classroom (or an online lecture) is the best place to employ active learning. You can engage the instructor or classmates in discussions that create unique, memorable frameworks for the information offered. Use the following links to prepare for classroom learning.
    •  Preparing for the classroom
    •  Class "prep"/paying attention
    •  Classroom discussions
    •  Taking notes in lectures
    •  Influencing teachers
    •  Interviewing for class projects
    •  Consent form for interviews
    •  Problem based learning
    •  Using guided notes

Online learning/communicating
The online educational environment has unique strengths and weaknesses. Make sure you understand both and are prepared for your next online class.
    •  Online learning: questions
    •  Distance learning
    •  Mobile learning (M-learning)
    •  Taking online tests
    •  Netiquette