This free study skills site is provided by Mangrum-Strichart Learning Resources
A Mangrum-Strichart Learning Resources
site for Educators, Students, and Parents
 
.
 
600,641 visitors have taken
our free online assessments
 

View all College Videos

  A good idea  
 
You can’t learn math just by reading and listening. Much of math learning involves actively doing. It is important to do all of your math homework and assignments. In this way you will learn how to use formulas and procedures.

 
SEE OUR COMPREHENSIVE STUDY SKILLS CURRICULUMS for Elementary, Middle, High School & LD  
 
  Online, Interactive Study Skills Curriculums  
Print Edition Study Skills Curriculums  
  Mangrum-Strichart Learning Resources
Study Skills Products for Elementary,
Middle, High School & LD
 
Math Study Skills Products
Study Skills Workshop: Online or DVD
Parents/Homeschool
Study Skills Guides
LD Handbooks LD Handbooks
Button to go to study skills products page
Study Skills Articles

Studying Articles

Flexible Reading

 
To become a flexible reader, you need to know how to select and use a reading style that is consistent with your purpose for reading. Study Reading is used when the purpose is to read difficult material at a high level of comprehension. Skimming is used when the purpose is to quickly obtain a general idea about the reading material. Scanning is used when the purpose is to quickly locate a specific piece of information within reading material.  
Click to read this article
   
Taking Tests Articles

Essay Direction Words

 
Most essay test items are presented as a statement that includes a direction word. The direction word tells you what you should do when you write your response to the item. Here are the direction words that are most frequently used by teachers when they write essay test items. The meaning of each direction word is provided and is followed by an example of an essay test item that uses the direction word.
Click to read this article
   
 
View all free study skills articles
   
   
Take one of our free self-assessments
 
Concentration Assessment
Motivation Assessment
Free learning style assessment
Free procrastination assessment
Test Anxiety Assessment
Math Study Skills Assessment
Free social skills assessment
Free self-esteem assessment
Test Anxiety
Assessment
Math Study Skills
Assessment
Free Teaching Tips
       
Free teaching tip Explicit teaching involves your directing students' attention to specific learning. The method focuses on creating specific learning outcomes. ... Another free teaching tip Whenever you wonder if it’s all worth it, think about teachers you had as a student. You will no doubt recall teachers who affected your life in a positive way ...
  Click to read entire teaching tip   Click to read entire teaching tip
    View all of our teaching tips
       
More than 1,300 free study tips
Learn more about Drs. Strichart and Mangrum
 
Free Study Tip Make short notes of daily study. Most students may misunderstand the meaning of short notes. Short notes are notes you make after your study. It is a form of shortened knowledge of the things you have learned.
 
submitted by Ben Ten
Teacher, 12
London, United Kingdom
Photo of Dr. Strichart and Dr. Mangrum
ou are currently visiting How-to-study.com

Dr. Charles T. Mangrum and Dr. Stephen S. Strichart are two former university professors who formed Mangrum-Strichart Learning Resources in 1997. The study skills curriculums & instructional programs they have developed for students from elementary school through college are used in schools, tutoring centers, and homeschooling throughout the United States, Canada, and many other parts of the world.

Dr. Mangrum and Dr. Strichart have authored textbooks and curriculum materials for many major publishers. They have published numerous articles and research studies in professional journals, and have made major presentations at state, national, and international conferences.

Click here to learn more about Mangrum-Strichart Learning Resources
 
Another free Study Tip Try using pictures and diagrams in your notes to help put ideas together. If you do this in class, it is also a good idea to redraw these later to make sure they are accurate, neat and understandable.
  submitted by Katherine L.
Student, 9th Grade
Moncton, New Brunswick, Canada
 
A random study tip submitted by one of our visitors Using analogy is very powerful. Our brain loves images and that’s how it likes to remember things. You don’t need to be a genius to train your memory. You just need to imagine. The crazier, weirder and amusing your imagination, the better you will be at remembering.
  submitted by H  T
Teacher, 12
Singapore, Singapore
Submit your own study tip
View all of our free study tips
 
       
     
 
Site design, SEO and hosting by Arc Seven Technology
      © 2001-2018 Mangrum-Strichart Learning Resources