Presentations & On-Demand Resources
Adjusting & Improving Learning Strategies
This presentation module overs material often addressed in orientation or early in the semester. The goal is to help encourage the kind of strategic adjustments that lead to more effective, efficient learning. The focus is on developing strategies for active study and good time management.
The following short presentations focus on topics that frequently come up as part of study strategy consultations. Our office also uses the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) as an opportunity for critical reflection. The presentations below are marked according to relevant LASSI subscales, to help any student with a LASSI report identify presentations of interest. We do encourage all students to view each; however; you'll find that the messages complement and supplement one another, and, hopefully, come together to present a practical approach to active and efficient learning.
- Spaced Repetition and Self-Testing
- Spaced Repetition and Self-Testing - With Application to Study in JeffMD
- The Study Cycle: An Active, Process-Oriented Approach to Study
- Study Groups as Part of Effective, Efficient, Active Study
- Working With Focus, Purpose and Grit: Strategies for Dealing With Anxiety in Study and Testing
- Test Preparation and Test-Taking Strategies
- Using Academic Resources
Preparing Academic Success Strategies (PASS)
Preparing Academic Success Strategies (PASS) is a program focused on the skills and strategies that will help students adjust to the new learning demands to be expected at Jefferson.
The topics covered include: active and efficient study, time management, strategies for online or remote learning, exam preparation and test-taking, as well as use of resources available across campus.
The live Zoom session for PASS this year was held on Friday, August 18, 2023. The Zoom session included discussion of key ideas and strategies, and advice from upper-year students in Jeff Center City programs.
Please find a link to the slide presentation used in the session below:
A recording of the session may be viewed in clips of the following sections.
- Agenda, overview and introduction
- Student Panel (Initial comments and “What do you wish you had known when starting?”)
- Adjusting the Study Cycle: Developing Active and Efficient Study Strategies
- Student Panel (Study adjustments that worked well)
- Using Strategies for Online or Remote Learning
- Student Panel (Active Study Strategies)
- Time Management
- Student Panel (Time Management)
- Test Preparation and Test Taking
- Final Question & Answer and Wrap up
We encourage you to review the other related on-demand materials below; several are referenced in the PASS session. We also encourage you to make an appointment for an individual consultation about study strategies any time.
Presented on March 8, 2021, by Dr. Helen Mach. This session presents strategies to promote resilience such as self-compassion, gratitude, empathy, building community/connection, and more:
- Overview of the Concept of Resilience, Stress, and Changing How We View Stress
- Mindfulness and Relaxation Activities
- Growth Mindset: Challenging Negative Thoughts
- Building and Maintaining a Network of Social Support
- Physical Activity/Exercise, Gratitude, Acceptance, and Positivity
- Summary and Resources on Campus
Academic Support Short Video Series
A collaboration with the Academic Success Center at the East Falls campus, the following three short videos are similarly intended for students new to Jefferson programs.
The following three videos present strategic adjustments we recommend for meeting the demands of challenging programs. Each discusses strategies we consistently promote, but also provides advice for remote learning through online courses.
Please plan to set up an individual appointment with Academic Support to further discuss any of the topics raised in these materials, or to talk one-on-one about specific strategies and practical application to your courses and program.