Resources, Handouts, and Advice for Undergraduates

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The Learning Library

General Topics

McGraw for Undergraduates [PDF]

7 Strategies for Success [PDF]

Freshman Checklist for a Smooth Transition to Princeton [PDF]

How People Learn vs. How We Believe People Learn [PDF]

Making the Transition to College [PDF]

Putting Your Extracurricular Skills to Use in Your Studies [PDF]

Technology Tips: Studying in the 21st Century [PDF]

 

Time Management

Get the Most Out of Your Study Time

Getting Past Perfectionism

Making Your Time More Productive [PDF]

Principles of Effective Time Management for Balance, Well-being, and Success [PDF]

Semester On A Page [download writable calendar] [PDF]

Semester Planning and Time Management [PDF]

Understanding and Overcoming Procrastination [PDF]

Weekly Planner Template

Weekly Schedule and Goals Template [PDF]

 

Learning & Succeeding In Your Courses

Listen Actively and Take Great Notes [PDF]

Participating in Class Discussion: Contributions that Count [PDF]

Preparing for Precepts, Seminars, and other Discussion-based Classes [PDF]

Study Group Handout

Tips for Foreign Language Study [PDF]

What To Do the First Week (and Beyond) [PDF]

 

 

Exams

Analyzing Returned Exams to Prepare for Final Exams [PDF]

Exam Success: Learning from Exams [PDF]

Exam Success: Taking Exams [PDF]

Preparing for Exams [PDF]

Preparing for Princeton Midterms: Practice Performing, Don't Just Review [PDF]

Strive for Excellence Not Perfection on Dean's Date Assignments and Final Exams [PDF]

What Can I Do NOW to Prepare Myself for Dean's Date and Final Exams? [PDF]

 

Reading

Active Reading Strategies: Remember and Analyze What You Read [PDF]

Active Reading of Textbooks [PDF]

 

Independent Work

Mastering Independent Work (JPs and senior theses)

Breaking Down Large Projects Into Manageable Pieces

 

Problem Solving

Novice v. Expert Problem Solvers

Questions to Ask Yourself When Problem Solving

Successful Strategies for Solving Problems on Assignments

Oral Presentations

10 Steps to Preparing an Oral Presentation

Answering Questions

Delivering an Effective Oral Presentation

Making Effective Visual Aids

Organizing Your Presentation