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Learning skills

Learn more about skills to help you succeed in your studies, such as time management, study skills, and test taking.

Learning skills

Welcome to this guide that provides information, practical tips, and links to more resources on learning skills!

"Learning skills" is a term that describes the tasks involved in learning, including time management, note-taking, reading effectively, study skills, and writing tests. In this guide, you'll find information on each one of the tabs shown above, including links to excellent information made available at other universities. The goal of this guide is to give you practical tips on how to learn more effectively.

You may have heard about how everyone has a learning style, which is different from but related to learning skills. Learning styles are a description of how you prefer to learn and interact with information. For example, you might be a visual, aural, or kinesthetic learner. Knowing your preferred learning style can be helpful in knowing how to develop the skills necessary to be an effective learner. For links to more information on learning styles check out the official VARK site and assess your individual learning style.

We hope that you'll find the information provided in this guide helpful!

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Information within this guide was adapted from the University of Guelph's "A Guide to University Learning" and from information provided by Roberta Mason, Associate Vice-President, Student and Academic Services, Royal Roads University. These materials are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 United States License.