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Study methods and study skills

Last modified on 29-07-2022
The following pages contain tips on how to improve your study skills. How do you start learning from a book or article, for example, and how do you write an academic text? If you’re having problems with studying in general, e.g. a lack of motivation or procrastination, check out the page on dealing with obstacles.
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  • Focus and concentrationSometimes it’s difficult to concentrate while you’re studying. There are a number of things that you can do to help you focus better on your work.
  • Assimilating information If you simply read a text, you will already have forgotten 80% of it by the following day. What techniques can you use to ensure that you remember the text as effectively as possible?
  • Retaining information By adopting the right approach you can ensure that you retain the material you are studying effectively...even after the exam.
  • Creating a study planWant to keep on top of the course material and remember it better? Make sure you create an effective study plan.
  • Reading effectivelyHow do you ensure that you understand and remember the content of a book or article?
  • Sitting an exam This page gives tips on how to approach different types of exam questions.
  • Giving a presentationIf you’re studying at university you will regularly have to give a presentation on the course material or on the results of your own research. How do you do this?
  • Key competences of Academic WritingAs a student you often have to write texts. Academic writing is a skill you will develop during the course of your studies.