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Study Skills Videos
Learning and Academic Resources

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The Learning and Academic Resources Department encourages you to view the online videos of workshops below to gain tips and learn strategies on a variety of learning and study skills topics! 

Click the name of the workshop title to watch an engaging session on YouTube; use the handouts and summary sheets links provided below each workshop title for reference and to take notes.

Or, if you prefer, you can visit the LAC Multidisciplinary Success Center or the PCC Multidisciplinary Success Center in person to watch the videos and obtain the handouts!

1. Habits of Successful College Students     
Gives and explains ten habits of successful college students and how to develop/strengthen those habits. 
Workshop Handout for #1  /// Video Summary Sheet

2. Organizing Your Study Time, Part One
Helps students examine how they spend (and waste) time now, teaches methods for setting and reaching goals, 
helps them understand the crucial study differences between high school and college, and shows them how to start getting more organized as an LBCC student.

Workshop Handout for #2  /// Video Summary Sheet

3. Organizing Your Study Time, Part Two
Shows students how to set up a successful, intelligent study schedule and focuses on why 
students procrastinate and how to conquer that bad habit!

Workshop Handout for #3  /// Video Summary Sheet

4. Improving Your Listening Skills
Explains problems that get in the way of good listening and teaches techniques designed to improve listening/concentration skills in (and out of) the classroom.
Video Summary Sheet

5. Taking Better Lecture Notes
Discusses several common note-taking mistakes and provides techniques for recording, organizing, 
and reviewing important information given during a lecture.

Workshop Handout for #5  /// Video Summary Sheet

6. How to Predict Test Questions
Teaches several methods designed to help students create their own practice quizzes 
in order to prepare more effectively for upcoming tests.

Workshop Handout for #6  /// Video Summary Sheet

7. Preparing for Tests
Shows students important study principles and discusses how to spend the last few days 
before a test studying in the most intelligent ways.

Workshop Handout for #7  /// Video Summary Sheet

8. Test-Taking Skills
Teaches some general test-taking strategies and focuses on true/false and essay questions.

Workshop Handout for #8  /// Video Summary Sheet

9. More Test-Taking Skills
Helps students learn how to budget their time on tests, read multiple-choice questions the RIGHT way, 
and deal with lack/loss of confidence during a test.

Video Summary Sheet

10. How to Remember for Tests
Uses two memory exercises designed to teach students how to remember more 
of what they read in textbooks and how to organize material 
to increase understanding and retention of information

Video Summary Sheet

11. Memory Tricks
Shows several fun and unusual memory tricks designed to help students memorize school-related information, 
names, etc. A few simple but effective math tricks will also be presented!

Video Summary Sheet

12. More Memory Tricks
Gives students several more ideas about how they can use creative memory tricks to help them 
memorize items in groups, definitions, and exact locations on a map or diagram.

Workshop Handout for #12  /// Video Summary Sheet

13. Great Ways to Study
Teaches basic study techniques, focusing on several textbook reading and study methods.

Workshop Handout for #13  /// Video Summary Sheet

14. More Great Ways to Study
Covers textbook study methods such as "reducing" and highlighting and 
discusses the best ways to use/review flash cards, etc.

Workshop Handout for #14 /// Video Summary Sheet


Enjoy these workshops?  Take LEARN 11, a three-unit study skills and learning strategies course designed to help you become a successful college student.  Scott Brueckner, who presents the workshops in these videos, is one of many excellent instructors who teach LEARN 11 every semester!