Learn - Academic Journey
Good study strategies are an important part of your academic success.
A successful student:
- is highly motivated
- views learning as their own responsibility (e.g. engages in active knowledge construction)
- uses deep processing study strategies (e.g. relates specific facts to the main issue in a chapter or article)
- is a self-regulated learner who controls and monitors their own learning (e.g. engages in self testing during study)
We have a great questionnaire to help you identify your personal learning profile. If you complete the questionnaire you'll have valuable information so you can become a more active, self regulated learner. Complete the questionnaire.
"Participate in classroom discussion; it's the best way to learn."
"I prefer studying on my own."
"Learning in groups reduces my anxiety about the course because I can see other students have the same problems."
"Tutes are good. If the tutor gives a lot of feedback about your ideas it helps you think about your approach."
"Online works for me. I can chat to a lot of people and find things out."
"I like online discussion boards because it's easier to contribute. I'm not confident speaking up in class."
Student Tip: Use different study strategies
"Step outside your comfort zone. Challenge yourself to think about what you need to do and why you're doing it."
"Read. Take on board the feedback lecturers give you. If you get a bad result don't give up. Use it to do better next time."
"Summarize lecture notes each week, that way you'll be revising as you go."
"Write down questions that you want to ask about the lecture content."
"Don't be afraid to ask questions in tutorials, this is your opportunity to clarify your understanding of the weekly lecture topic or the set readings."
"Asking a question is an opportunity to learn, if you don't ask you don't learn."