Resources, Handouts, and Advice for Students

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The Learning Library

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General Topics

McGraw for Undergraduates [PDF]

7 Strategies for Success [PDF]

First-Year Checklist for a Smooth Transition to Princeton [PDF]

How People Learn: Common Beliefs vs. Research [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]

Encountering and Overcoming Princeton’s Academic Challenges: Stories From Learning Consultants [news]

Maximizing your Academic Productivity when Traveling

Seven Steps to Adapt Your Learning to Remote, Online Courses

Suggestions for Holding a Virtual Writing/Learning/Study Group

Course-Specific Study Groups: Guidelines for Running Effective, Efficient Groups

Time Management

Get the Most Out of Your Study Time [PDF]

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]

Video: Hidden Key to Understanding and Overcoming Procrastination [video link]

Weekly Schedule and Goals Template [PDF]
     Weekly Schedule Guide
     Goals Template Guide


Learning & Succeeding In Your Courses

Learning Support Network [PDF]

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 [PDF]

Tips for Foreign Language Study [PDF]

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




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]

Preparing for Finals [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]



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

Active Reading of Textbooks [PDF]


Independent Work

Mastering Independent Work (JPs and senior theses) [PDF]

Breaking Down Large Projects Into Manageable Pieces [PDF]

Senior Thesis Planning [PDF]


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 Presentatio