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Study Skills for University

Time Management

Reading, Listening, and Notetaking

Starting University

Time Management

Strategies for long-term and short-term planning, creating productive routines, and avoiding plagiarism. Instruction on using tools, including the 4-month calendar, 24/7 schedule, and assignment analysis form.

Tools for Time Management

Download or print this calendar to support your long-term planning. See instructions in the "Effective Time Management" resource (linked above).

Download or print this schedule to support your short-term planning. See instructions in the "Effective Time Management" resource (linked above).

Download or print this schedule to support your short-term planning. This document works well with your 24/7 weekly schedule and your plan for research, writing and study.

  • Prioritizing & Planning Research, Writing, & Study  PDF  | Word

This template encourages you to prioritize upcoming assignments and plan next steps to manage multiple deadlines and assignments.

 

Assignment Calculator 
Use our NEW Assignment Calculator to plan your next paper.
Input the due date for your paper, and the calculator will give you mini deadlines and advice
for all of the steps you need to complete your work.

 

Reading, Listening, and Notetaking

Reading Critically and Efficiently: Reading Scholarly Articles  Webcast

 

Reading Critically and Efficiently: Reading Your Textbook      Webcast

Reading Critically and Efficiently: Strategies for Study PDF | Word

Strategies for understanding and analyzing complex academic texts.

  • Reading in the Humanities and Social Sciences   PDF | Word

Strategies for understanding and analyzing books and articles in the humanties and social sciences.

Strategies for understanding and analyzing scientific articles.

  • Listening and Notetaking During Lectures PDF | Word

Learn how to make the most of lectures: strategies for preparation, active listening, effective notetaking, and review.

Tools for Notetaking

  • Notetaking Template   PDF | Word

Download or print this notetaking template to support your notetaking for lectures or reading.

  • Template for Taking Notes on Articles/Books in the Humanities and Social Sciences  

PDF | Word

This notetaking template encourages organized notetaking and uses questions to elicit analytical responses to a text. Available to download or print.

  • Template for Taking Notes on Scientific Papers  PDF | Word

This notetaking template encourages organized notetaking and uses questions to elicit analytical responses to a scientific article. Available to download or print.

Starting University

Survive and Thrive: Your First Term at University  PDF

Are you ready for the transition to university? Read this short guide, which covers common questions: How does university differ from high school? How can I begin to prepare? Do I have to figure this out all by myself? Instructors from Academic Skills explain what you can expect at university, offer advice for the first week, the first month, and the first term at university, and introduce you to important supports at Trent.