At the Office of Academic Enrichment:
Beyond the offerings of the Office of Academic Enrichment, the University of Delaware provides additional academic assistance for undergraduates. These include:
Study Skills Resources Beyond OAE:
We are proud of the resources we provide at the OAE…but there is so much more out there! If you are looking for something more or something different, explore the possibilities through the links below. If you’ve found something you think would be a good addition to what we’ve found, please contact us–we appreciate your ideas.
- Taking Notes: Crash Course. Learn about why taking notes by hand is usually best for most students and some different methods of taking notes.
- STUDY Smarter Maths in a Minute. Learn about how to take good notes for a math or stats class.
- How to Take Notes: from a Math Textbook. This video shows one college student’s method for getting the most out of her math textbook.
- Oregon State University Academic Success Center Note-Taking Resources. See the note-taking section for some great sample notes! They even have blank templates you can download and use.
- How to Remember Anything Forever-ish. For classes where you need to memorize a lot of words or concepts, using a technique called Spaced Repetition is a really effective and evidence-based learning strategy. This link will take you to an interactive comic tutorial about how to use Spaced Repetition.
- How to Remember More of What You Learn with Spaced Repetition. This is another source explaining Spaced Repetition. It explains the science behind forgetting and describes, in detail, how you can practice Spaced Repetition. It also recommends some apps if you prefer to learn with technology.
- Study Less Study Smart: A 6-Minute Summary of Marty Lobdell’s Lecture – College Info Geek. This video gives some helpful tips to help you study more effectively.
- Effective Studying and Learning Videos from Thomas Frank. Here is a playlist of 23 videos about a variety of studying and learning techniques from Thomas Frank, the creator of College Info Geek. The videos are easy to understand and all between 5-13 minutes long.
- Crash Course Study Skills. Also from Thomas Frank, this series has 10 videos on different topics related to studying and learning, such as taking notes, reading, writing essays, staying focused, and procrastination. The videos are all around 9-10 minutes long.
- 6 Reasons People Procrastinate. This document from Oregon State University gives reasons you might avoid getting started, questions to ask yourself, and strategies for changing your thinking and habits.
- Field Guide to Procrastinators. This resource addresses time management, including some “types” of procrastinators. They explain motivations behind each type and tips for getting started.
- Crash Course. Crash Course is a YouTube channel with playlists about…well, almost any subject you might be studying, from Math to Physics, Anatomy to Astronomy, Theater, Business, History, and so on. These videos can give you a solid introduction to or review of introductory level courses.
- Intermediate Algebra Resources from Tammy Rossi at the University of Delaware. Need help with Algebra? See these helpful videos about a variety of topics, including quadratic equations, functions, linear equations, factoring, and more.
- Professor Dave Explains Math. Professor Dave has videos about Algebra, Trigonometry, Calculus, etc. Pretty much any math concept you might struggle with, he’s got an easy to understand, helpful video about it. He’s also got videos about Chemistry, Physics, Biology, etc. See other sections for links to those playlists.
- Introduction to Computer Science. An open course from Harvard from Professor Asim Ali, these lectures have rave reviews.
- Science with Tyler DeWitt. This channel has easy-to-understand videos about a variety of introductory Chemistry topics.
- Learn Spanish with Rodrigo. This website is extremely comprehensive, containing almost 500 Spanish lessons, covering the very basics, pronunciation, conjugating verbs, vocabulary, and so on. There are links to videos, exercises, and quizzes. You can also go to the YouTube channel directly to see all the videos.
- Learn French with Alexa. This is a YouTube channel with lessons about French vocabulary, grammar, pronunciation, and so on. Alexa also has a website where you can pay a subscription for a more comprehensive online learning experience.
Try this excellent set of suggestions from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill: Tips for Effective Studying in Groups.
Don’t have a group yet? Students who need assistance connecting with other classmates to take advantage of our free tutor visits to study groups can email Sandy McFoy with the name and course number of the class, instructor name, and section number. As soon as there are 3 interested students, Sandy will contact you (note: your email address will be shared with other group members).