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Learning Strategies Research Topics


Test Preparation Strategies


The BEST test prep strategies encourage active engagement with the material, repetition for reinforcement, focused practice on weak areas, and strategic time management. Creating your own review material like flash cards, study guides, and mind maps, are a few ways to prepare for an assessment. Do you prefer talking or acting? Try teaching the test topics to someone! 

Test Taking Strategies

What happens when you’re taking a test and get stuck on a problem? Test taking strategies are essential for students because they not only improve performance, but they also help manage anxiety, develop problem solving skills, and build confidence. Tests are one way you can show what you know, so why not position yourself to perform to the best of your abilities!

Time Management Strategies


Effective time management is all about achieving the right balance between homework, after-school commitments, and personal time. Making the most of the limited time you have during the day is crucial to your academic success and general well-being. Did you know that appropriate time management helps you accomplish your goals faster and enables you to get more done in less time? 

Organization Strategies


Organization skills are essential for managing your academic workload and achieving success. How do you keep track of your assignments? How do you prevent your handouts from getting lost? How do you make sure you’re prepared for class? By developing organization skills, you will reduce stress, increase your productivity, and rock your classes!


Strategies for Boosting Memory


Learning is the process by which we create memories and then access (remember) those memories when needed. Active studying is the key to making those memories stick. Strategies for boosting memory require your mind to work with the material, reorganize it, and, in the process, make it part of you. These strategies will help move information  into long-term memory and will increase the likelihood that you’ll remember what you’ve learned!

Metacognition Strategies


Metacognitive strategies are techniques to help you develop an awareness of your thinking processes as you learn.  These strategies help you become independent, successful learners. How often do you catch yourself reading a paragraph and then realizing you weren’t paying attention? How often do you ask yourself, “Can I explain what I’ve learned?”  You will become a more effective learner if you can become more aware of what you’re thinking and how you’re feeling.