Study Guides and Strategies

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This site is one of those treasures that has so much to offer, I can’t put a full description in my limited space. Please check it out for yourself.

From the author, Joe Landsberger:

For the past seventeen years I have researched, authored, maintained and supported the Study Guides Web site as an independent educational public service. We have enjoyed collaborative projects across institutional, cultural and national boundaries. I resist registration and distracting graphics or features that may interfere with maximizing learner access and success. I hope you find the resource helpful.

Here is the current table of contents for the site:



Time/project management








Author pages

Guides: Learning and Studying


▪Learning to learn

▪Succeeding in continuing education

▪Visual/spatial learning

▪Learning as a student-athlete

▪Learning as an adult

▪Learning with ADHD

▪Active learning

▪Action learning

▪Language learning strategies

▪Exploring your personal learning style

Learning with others:

▪Collaborative learning

▪Group projects

▪Active Listening

▪Conflict resolution

▪Case study: conflict resolution

▪Peer mediation

▪Tutoring guidelines

▪Using feedback with tutors


▪Effective study habits

▪A.S.P.I.R.E. – a study system

▪Index – a study system

▪Studying with flashcards

▪Studying with multiple sources

▪Finding the right study space

▪Studying text books in science

Classroom learning

▪Preparing for the classroom

▪Class “prep”/paying attention

▪Classroom discussions

▪Taking notes in lectures

▪Influencing teachers

▪Interviewing for class projects

▪Consent form for interviews

▪Problem based learning

▪Using guided notes

Online learning/communicating:

▪Online learning: questions

▪Distance learning

▪Mobile learning (M-learning)

▪Taking online tests


▪Basics: Website development

▪Basics: Website design

▪Making your website popular

Guides: Project and time management

Managing time and projects:

▪Time management

▪My daily schedule

▪My daily schedule

▪My weekly schedule

▪Organizing my tasks

▪Scheduling your school calendar

▪Creating to-do lists

▪Avoiding procrastination

▪Developing self-discipline

Problem solving/decision making


▪Defining and gathering



▪Graphic overview: problem solving

▪Creative problem solving

▪Analogies in problem solving

▪Adaptive decision making

▪Managing by exception

▪Managing stress

Project management

▪Completing a class assignment

▪Organizing challenging projects

▪Project management .pdf
Organizing form

▪Developing case studies

▪Spreadsheets and budgets

▪Setting your (school) budget

▪Following the scientific method

▪Lab safety

Presenting Projects

▪Presenting projects/speeches

▪Public speaking

▪Presenting your positive image/brand

▪Public speaking match game

Self Motivation/Project Management


▪Intrinsic and Extrinsic values

▪Project development/mentors

▪Progress and Project Review

Guides: Writing and vocabulary

Writing assignments

▪Seven stages of writing assignments

▪Develop your topic (1)

▪Identify your audience (2)

▪Research (3)

▪Organizing with notecards (3a)

▪Prewrite (4)

▪Draft/write (5)

▪Revise (6)

▪Proofread (7)

Types of writing:

▪Writing for the “Web”

▪The five-paragraph essay

▪Essays for a literature class

▪Expository essays

▪Persuasive essays

▪Position papers

▪Open book exams

▪Essay Exams

▪White papers

▪Lab reports/scientific papers

▪Research proposals


▪Writing under deadline

▪Writing Strategies Learned


▪Transitional words & phrases

▪Essay terms and directives

▪Modifiers & commas

Spelling exercises:

▪Spelling strategies

▪Spelling rules & exercises

▪Common misspelled words

▪There | They’re | Their

▪Too | Two | To

▪”Y” with suffixes

▪Prefixes and root words

▪Suffixes and silent “e”

▪Mapping vocabulary

▪Picturing vocabulary

▪American alphabet recited

Guides: Thinking and evaluation



▪Thinking critically

▪Thinking critically

▪Thinking creatively

▪Radical thinking

▪Thinking aloud/private speech

▪Mapping explanation

▪Make your own map I

▪Make your own map II

▪Thinking like a genius:
Creative solutions
Famous thinkers
Selected thoughts










Test preparation

▪General test preparation

▪Mastering one test

▪Standardized tests

▪Anticipating test content

▪Review tools for tests

▪Overcoming test anxiety

▪Organizing for test taking


▪Emergency test preparation

Test taking

▪Ten tips for terrific test taking

▪Taking online tests

▪True/false tests

▪Multiple choice tests

▪Short answer tests

▪Open book exams

▪Oral exams

▪Essay Exams

▪Essay terms and directives

▪Math Exams

Guides: Reading and research


▪Reading critically

▪Prereading strategies

▪SQ3R reading method

▪KWL reading method

▪Marking & underlining

▪Reading difficult material

▪Interpretive reading

▪Reading essays

▪Reading fiction

▪Narrator and character types

▪Speed and comprehension


▪Writing research papers

▪Researching on the Internet

▪Evaluating website content

▪Organizing research: computers

▪Organizing research: note cards

▪Citing websites

Guides: Math and science


▪Math tests

▪Solving linear equations

▪Solving math word problems

▪Word problems, exercise I

▪Word problems, exercise II

▪Word problems, exercise III

▪Evaluating algebraic expressions

▪P.E.M.D.A.S.: 2nd exercise

▪P.E.M.D.A.S.: 3rd exercise

▪Creating and developing spreadsheets

▪Sudoku 数独

Science and technology

▪Following the scientific method

▪Studying text books in science

▪Writing lab reports and scientific papers

▪How to write a research proposal

▪Writing white papers

▪Lab safety