Learning How to Learn

One key to academic success in college is understanding the learning process—to move from being a passive learner to an active learner.

Here are some strategies to improve the way you approach learning your course material, and how you can better retain the information you are listening to in a lecture and reading in a textbook.

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Apps for Learning How to Learn

Microsoft Office Onlinelink to Microsoft Office Online

Students and teachers, get the online versions of Office plus 1 TB online storage for free! All you need to get started is a valid school email address. Learn More about Microsoft Office Online

Available for: Online

CamScanner iconCamScanner

Organize all your documents. Scan, share, annotate and manage documents, then store them in the cloud. Learn More about CamScanner

Available for: Android | iOS | Windows Phone

Dragon Dictation iconDragon Dictation

Use your voice to dictate short reminders to long class notes–simply speak and see your text content appear. Learn More about Dragon Dictation

Available for: iOS

Mendeley iconMendeley

Read PDFs and annotate them on your iDevice. Make your own fully-searchable library, and collaborate with others. Learn More about Mendeley

Available for: iOS

Evernote iconEvernote

Manage everything in one easy-to-use workspace. Write notes and checklists. Upload files and clip sources from the web. Learn More about Evernote

Available for: Android | iOS | Windows Phone | Mac | Windows

GroupMe iconGroupMe

Chat with everyone you know. Free, private chats for your small groups. Collaborate, organize events, and keep in touch. Learn More about GroupMe

Available for: Android | iOS | Windows Phone | Mac | Windows

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