UW-Whitewater students tutorial services

Study Skills

Campus Tutorial Services provides one-on-one tutoring with an emphasis on modeling study strategies and providing opportunities to practice them. 

There is no cost for using the services. We work with all University of Wisconsin-Whitewater students free of charge.

Fall 2019 Schedule for Arranged Appointments

One-on-one or small group assistance is arranged by contacting the Tutorial Center Office at 262-472-1230 or TutorCtr@uww.edu.

Please contact the office in advance of the day you wish to receive tutoring.

These services are provided in the Mary Poppe Chrisman Success Center only during our hours of operation:

  • Monday through Thursday: 8 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday: 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Below are a list of helpful websites we have found that can offer tips and strategies to increasing your study skills. However, if you would prefer to meet with a tutor one-on-one, please contact the Tutorial Center Office at 262-472-1230, or email the office at TutorCtr@uww.edu. When you make an appointment, please specify which study skills area(s) you need assistance with so the tutor can adequately prepare.

Huffington Post's Nine Study Tips for College Students
This article from the Huffington Post provides nine study tips for student, everything from where to study, to test taking and managing your time.

Discovery Health: How to Improve your Memory
This link from Discovery Health provides tips to help improve your memory while studying. There are tips to help improve your reading skills and comprehension of the readings and how to take better notes while reading.

PsychCentral's Eight Tips for Improving your Memory
The article above gives helpful hints on how to boost your memory. Some of the tips include repeating the facts, grouping or "chunking" facts together and having better organization.

How to memorize with Mnemonics
This link provides information about how to effectively use mnemonics, a tool which aids in retention. .

Different Note Taking Techniques
This website gives information on note taking techniques. The site goes over different ways to format your notes and how to get the most out of you notes when studying.

Studyskills.com's Note Taking Recommendations
This document from the Mayland Community College focusing on the three parts of the note-taking process, observing, recording and reviewing. It then discussed different ways to take notes and provides an exercise and multiple examples.

Dartmouth College's Tips for Managing Your Time
The link above is from Dartmouth College and provides a lot of information about managing your time. In the "Handouts" section, there are a few Word documents available for download which explain how to create a schedule and how to manage your time.

Mind Tool's "How Good is Your Time Management" Exercise
The link above provides an exercise to determine how good your time management skills are, and then provides an individualized list of tips to better your time management.

Mind Tool's How to Minimize Distractions
his link gives helpful hints to avoid distractions while trying to work.

Tips for Active Reading
This page provides information on how to be an active reader, meaning how to better understand what you read while you read it. It takes you through nine steps on how to be a better active reader.

Princeton University's Guide to Active Reading
The document above gives many helpful hints on how to better comprehend what you’ve read. It gives tips on when and where to read as well as note-taking tips.

North Shore Community College's Effective Note Taking and Listening Strategies
The link above gives helpful tips on how to better be an active listener and also gives tips on how to better your notes.

PsychCentral's How to Become a Better Active Listener
The link gives 13 tips to be a better active listener, such as restating and summarizing what you’ve heard as well as giving feedback.

"Skills You Need" Suggestions for Active Listening
This link provides specific tips to becoming an active listener. Set a purpose for learning, minimize distractions and asking follow up questions are all part of being an active learner, this site explains those in more detail and gives many more tips.

University of Alabama's Steps to Prepare for a Test
The link above explains how to prepare for an exam. It gives you step by step instructions to help you study and be better prepared.

Tips for Reducing Stress in College Life
This article explains ways to reduce stress in your life. It gives examples such as getting organized, getting enough sleep and branching out to those who can and want to help you.

How to Concentrate While Studying
The link above gives tips on how to minimize distractions while studying and how to focus better.

Tips for Concentrating on Your Homework
This website provides a lot of information for staying motivated while doing homework and how to concentrate on homework. It also provides other tips for maximizing your study time.

Samford University's Five-Part Video Series Explaining Various Aspects of Success in College

The first part explains beliefs students hold about studying and what makes those beliefs true or false. The second video explains how people learn and how students can use that knowledge to better their study skills. The third video explains ways to optimize your learning. The fourth video explains specific study strategies and how to implement them into your studying. The final video in the series explains how students can improve their grade after doing poorly on an exam.