What is a Learning Strategy?

A learning strategy is an individual’s way of organizing and using a particular set of skills in order to learn content or accomplish other tasks more effectively and efficiently in school as well as in non-academic settings (Schumaker & Deshler, 1992).

These strategies and resources are designed to enhance the learning process for a more enriched university experience. Learning is happening all the time, it’s what humans do!, but how we engage in the learning process varies and can be personalized to each individual’s needs, goals and abilities to help ensure success! We are here “Supporting students; one step at a time!”.


Looking to improve how you absorb and recall new information? Could your note-taking skills use some fine-tuning? Does preparing for tests seem like an insurmountable task? Study Skills strategies can help!


Do you have competing priorities and not sure where to start? Or struggle to manage multiple responsibilities? Does your ‘to do’ list seem endless? Not enough hours in the day? Organizational and time management strategies can help!



Do you become overwhelmed and stressed with all the academic demands? Feeling uneasy about deadlines and upcoming projects? Have you ever experienced test anxiety? Self-care is essential as a student and these strategies can help!


Do you run out of time preparing for exams? Have trouble figuring out what to focus on – notes? readings? lecture recordings? Do you experience test anxiety? These exam preparation strategies can help!


Note – Taking

Do you struggle taking notes during a lecture? Have difficulty determining what information is important? Challenges keeping up with what the professor is saying? Not able to read or understand what you wrote during class?  These note-taking strategies can help!


Trying to get everything done at once? Constant distractions and demands draining your energy? Losing track of all the competing priorities? Learn how multi-tasking is a myth and how single-tasking can create academic success!