Study strategies

Below you will find a selection of movies about “how to study” by Björn Liljeqvist, BrainGain Education AB
Watch the movies on Chalmers Play​

1. Become a better student

What are study skills? How do you learn more in a given time? This series on study skills starts with an overview. We talk about different types of knowledge, reading skills, how to build good study habits and use our time efficiently.

2. Before. During. After. Three types of study sessions

Before: Overview, preview, planning.
During: Active learning, to acquire new knowledge by making your own version of it. 
After: Repetition and reflection, to make sure you retain what you learn.
Most study techniques belong in one of these three groups.

3. How to read course literature

Reading academic literature isn't like reading fiction. We need to read course books in several steps or stages. We start by familiarising ourselves, then we go into the details and learn the relevant information.

4. Get it done: Building habits and routines

Study skills is not just about learning, it's also about studying regularly without putting things off for tomorrow. What techniques can we use to build regular habits and avoid procrastination?

5. Study skills for problem solving

To study mathematics or technical courses is a bit different since a lot of the knowledge is about applied problem solving, in addition to theoretical understanding. This is a practical skill, which we have to approach in the right way.

6. How to remember what you learn

Memory is not a fixed quantity. We can improve our memory power by using well known strategies. Clever association techniques combined with good repetition strategies makes all the difference.

Important to consider during distance studies ​

​Due to the prevailing situation regarding the new coronavirus there are many of you students who are facing a complete change in your everyday lives, and will have to adjust to spend the greater part of your time at home. This could mean that it becomes harder to keep up with your routines, as it is easy to feel alone/isolated, or become unmotivated in your studies. A quick transition can create stress and concerns about how to cope with your studies situation. Take care of each other, be generous and invite everyone to study groups digitally so that no one needs to be alone. If you want support / to talk with someone, you can contact your Student guidance councelor. Although we are not in the office, you are welcome to contact us. ​

Here are some recommendations: 
  • Continue with your daily routine. 
  • Keep in touch with your friends and classmates. 
  • Have a clear division between study and leisure. 
  • Make sure you get some form of physical exercise every day. For example talking a walk. 
  • Even if everyone in your study group studies from home: keep in contact digitally. 
  • Remember to use the webcam when doing group work. It helps you be more present when you see everyone in the group. 

Support in courses / subjects: 
Keep in touch with your teachers and use the support that is offered digitally in each course.

Page manager Published: Tue 14 Sep 2021.