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Effective learning style

Completing your degree requires a level of commitment, focus, and motivation. Forming good study habits can help you ‘stick’ with your studies and achieve satisfactory grades in your first year and beyond. By good study habits, we mean habits that will help you achieve what you want to achieve; for each assignment, each individual paper, the semester, the year, and your overall degree. In the following videos, students talk about forward planning and some study strategies that worked for them.

Everyone develops their own personal learning style. Some of us learn best by 'doing' or actively engaging with the material we wish to learn. Others learn best by abstracting, or reflecting on the content of the material. Because each of us learns differently, we all develop different study habits and routines. Nevertheless, sometimes we all need to step out of our comfort zone and try different ways of learning or studying. Learning styles are not fixed. If necessary, we can develop new good study habits by re-shaping our existing learning routines or habits. At uni, the ideal solution is to use active learning skills combined with reflective learning skills.

Want to know more?

For more information on effective learning styles talk to staff at the HEDC Student Learning Development.