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Improving Your Study Techniques

University of Groningen via FutureLearn

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Overview

Develop effective study skills for life

Learning is a fundamental part of life; many of us continue studying even when we leave formal education. This means good study skills are vital for all of us. Many, however, lack these skills and struggle to study effectively.

This course aims to change that. Through the course you will learn to become a better student by learning to apply the ‘three-step model’ of studying: previewing, summarising and revising. You will consider your use of time and learn how to make a realistic study plan. You will also learn how to tackle procrastination, deal with stress and keep motivated while studying.

This course for anyone currently studying including full-time students and people studying for professional or personal development. It might also be useful to anyone involved in the learning process, for example teachers, student advisors and family.

Taught by

Maple Hupkens

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Anonymous
5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I found this course to be very helpful and interesting. They cover how to deal with stress, procrastination, and motivation -among other things.

No matter how old you are or what you are studying. This is a very useful course.
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Anonymous
4 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
this is summary of what I learnt on the course. It was well put together and made me think more deeply about several things which I knew in a general way

- topic comment summaries

- three step method - previewing texts, studying, revising

- revising all the way through a course, not just at the end

- Ebbinghaus forgetting curve

- everyone suffers from procrastination & self doubt; it can be controlled with the right techniques

- actually prepare a timetable and detailed weekly plans with buffer times to ensure course work stays on target

- fixed versus closed mindsets; (Ie the mindset that says "I can't do this ...yet")

If you want something to help you succeed in your studies this is the course to take.
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Anonymous
4 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course is a must do for all parents and teachers as well as adult learners/students who would like to make their learning easier.This course tells you the process of effective studying , the importance of motivation ,planning, procrastination and mindsets.In our country we do not teach children how t o learn.Students have to undergo lots of undue stress for not knowing the right process of learning . I feel schools should start teaching these techniques at the earliest. No knowledge will be a waste. So request everybody to enroll for the course ASAP.Thank You
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Anonymous
2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This is a very interesting and deep course which will help you to improve yous studying skills in different aspekts:

-time management, creating your own week and long-term plan with simple clear achieveable goals

-dividing your study process into 3 parts-perview-study-revise

-look at psycholigical aspekts of your stress, procrastination, motivation, delay

- learn more how your self-esteem affects your chances being successful in learning

- learning about gowth and fixed mindset which also will improve your study skills

I am so in love with this course!!!
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Anonymous
a month ago
Anonymous completed this course.
For myself, I didn't find hearing from the students in videos particularly helpful and thought there were too many videos overall. Despite this, I am amazed at how concise each lesson was, presenting invaluable information so efficiently that each step was a breeze to understand. I cannot commend Anne-Miek Hermsen and Maple Hupkens enough. I am so grateful that my journey towards a degree has been relieved of some of its stress and am certain that the techniques described in this course will help keep me on track and prepared to do my best.
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Anonymous
5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I have been profoundly affected by this course. Positively.

The three step model (Preview, Study, Revise) were very helpful.

Their is a topic on growth mindset (you don't want to miss it).

How to avoid distractions, procrastination and stayed motivated. You will be very much interested.

The different study methods and study techniques? You don't want to be left out.

The time I spent on this course was worth it (I would have spend more time if need be).

Try it! Perhaps your review and transformation will be better than mine!
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Anonymous
6 days ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I'm so Happy, this is my first Course with a Dutch University I loved it. You introduced us to various concepts in learning effectively and possible risks too. I intend to work with many students in the future, this course helped me to understand better the learning process, risks and solutions.

Thank you Educators at Groningen and Future Learn for the opportunity!

David Ojah MSc MA

England
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Anonymous
3 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The course was very helpful to me in giving specific tips on how to plan your study, how to avoid procrastination, and in learning the importance of subdividing long tasks into smaller ones, so that you can maintain your concentration by the sense of accomplishment (or another reward) that you get after completing a task.
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Anonymous
3 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I really enjoy the course and the perspective of 3 steps to study: preview, summarize and review. Besides, the approach to keep away the procrastination was very useful. At the same time, the instructions to planning and stay motivate it was very precious.
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Anonymous
2 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
The best course I ever took!!!

It points you things you don't know and indirectly affect your performance. So by discovering them, you can tackle not only your studying activities more effectively but your entire life.

I really recommend taking this course.
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Anonymous
4 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
This course provided some incredibly insightful concepts and useful practices to help develop study skills and avoid motivational blockages and traps. Simple principles that can potentially lead to some incredible leaps in productivity and focus.
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Anonymous
3 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I found this free short course very valuable with great advice on procrastination, time management and reviewing. There is a great 5.5 minute about reviewing that highlights the importance of regularly reviewing work so that it isn't forgotten.
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Wim W
5 months ago
Wim completed this course.
What i like most is that it does not only focus on planning and study techniques, but also on habits and the way you deal with stress, procrastinatoin, motivation, etc. These can also help you to get more satisfaction in your private life.

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Anonymous
a month ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Fantastic course! Full of tips, ideas and strategies to help you study effectively.

Cannot wait to try out the topic-comment, writing a summary and recognising when I am procrastinating and dealing with the clean pain
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Anonymous
5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Very comprehensive and practical.

Dealing with the essential elements of studying and life as a student.

As I am going to go back to studying after 20 years (beside work now), I definitelly will use the advices.
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Pat B
5 months ago
by Pat completed this course, spending 2 hours a week on it and found the course difficulty to be easy.
This is an excellent course with many helpful techniques for study and organising your time. Common issues such as writing a study plan, procrastination, stress, and keeping motivated are addressed.
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Anonymous
5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Interesting course topics for me were how to make summary and revise, prepare oneself for exams, reduce stress levels, reward oneself. The animation and supported PDF materials were great.
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Anonymous
a month ago
Anonymous completed this course.
I loved this course. It gave my insight to my bad habits, while also providing methods fo buliding better habits. I highly recommed this course to anyone trying to learn.
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Anonymous
5 months ago
Anonymous completed this course.
Highly recommended. it's really helpful and practical. The Best part is the Weekly plan and how to manage stress and procrastination.
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