Study Skills Learning Path

Many students waste a lot of time because of ineffective study habits. Students also obsess about the number of hours that they should spend studying as opposed to the quality of the time spent studying. The Alison Learning Path in Study Skills introduces you to the fundamental skills necessary to improve your learning and study performance and will help you achieve both academic and personal success. The Alison Learning Path in Study Skills is a sequence of courses that provide detailed information on a variety of techniques you can use to greatly improve your study skills, how you can identify and overcome common study problems, how you can manage your study workload and how you can develop good time management skills. By implementing these study skills you will feel less overwhelmed by the all the demands, distractions and interruptions of daily life and your study time will become more efficient, effective and productive.

Courses in this Learning Path

  1. Smarter Learning - Improve Your Study Skills and Practices

    This course was sourced from OpenLearn under the Creative Commons licence conditions BY NC SA. The adapted version of the course on Alison.com is also published under the Creative Commons licence conditions BY NC SA.

    Starting a new course can be daunting as we can often doubt our ability and skills in learning. Fortunately, learning can be improved by the development of new personal study skills and practices.

    This course gives you the opportunity to understand how to learn effectively, teaches the fundamental skills necessary to improve your learning and performance and helps you to achieve both academic and personal success.

    The topics covered include key skills in learning, good academic practise and how to find information. You will also focus on developing your reading and thinking skills which are vital in any course of study.

    This course is ideal for preparing prospective students for life as a student and for life-long learners working in businesses and organisations.

    4-5 Hours
    50 Points
  2. Introduction to Time Management

    Introduction to Time Management is a course that will guide you on how to effectively and efficiently manage your time. Many people feel overwhelmed by the all the demands, distractions and interruptions of the working day, so time management is a very important skill to have in the modern workplace. This free online course will offer some suggestions for keeping the tide of external demands at bay and help you to develop a truly efficient routine and rhythm to your working day. Topics covered included the benefits of being organised, how to prioritise work and the importance of being in the right state of mind. This course offers the learner principles and suggestions to try out and which can be adapted to fit the circumstances of each individual. This course will be of great interest to all professionals and workers who feel that better time management skills will help them manage their working day more efficiently and effectively, and help them become more productive.

    1.5-3 Hour
    50 Points
  3. Study Skills

    Learning occurs effectively when one undergoes the four-step cycle of Preparing, Absorbing, Capturing, and Reviewing. This course will guide you through the best ways of completing this cycle. You will learn how to use goal setting as a means of staying focused and motivated to reach your study goals. Next, you will be introduced to really helpful learning strategies for storing and retrieving information, and the use of mnemonics for memorizing lists and data.

    Next, you will be shown how to master the critical thinking process, which is really nothing more than asking the right questions to understand a problem! This skill is invaluable for understanding how to use the study material in front of you efficiently. You will also learn how to review and evaluate different types of texts with a particular focus on math and science-based material. The three stages in the writing process will be also be discussed in a clear and straightforward manner.

    The course will be of great use to learners everywhere, no matter what it is you are trying to study. Studying subjects and topics that are difficult and boring doesn't have to be impossible or stressful, and you'll be doing yourself and your mental health a great favour by taking that stress out of your day. So why wait? Check out the course now, and improve your study skills today. 

    1.5-3 Hour
    50 Points