Reading Study Introduction

If you're in college, you can read. But many students complain that they don't enjoy reading or that it bores them or puts them to sleep. Reading may take you too much time--time you'd rather spend on art-making. Even worse, maybe you finish the assignment and don't remember a single word! What a waste!  

What's more, you may be surprised to learn that reading is NOT the same as studying. So even if you have good comprehension and a fairly accurate recollection of what you read, you could still have trouble remembering for the exam! 

Paula Jawitz, our ARC reading-study specialist, helps with all these skills.

  • Learn to use your textbook's organization.
  • Take notes (annotate) about your reading. 
  • Save you time and make remember to aid concentration AND memory
  • Develop mnemonics to help you pull the information you need into the part of your brain you use most often--so it's right "on top" when you need it. 
  • Improve both learning and test grades.

Though the name Ringling College of Art + Design may not say it, reading and study remain an important part of your education in art and design. They deepen your awareness of possibilities and history, instruct you on the technicalities of your field and make you a better informed member of the world community--in which your art will be such an important influence.

So schedule an appointment to find out ways to get the most out of your reading--including the films you watch and the web sites you visit. During a private one-hour tutorial you can learn a lot about your own learning style (also check out the VARK inventory),  the techniques for marking texts and other valuable techniques. If you find the session helpful, you can come every week. 



Ideas for Effective Study

A Few Points About Memory

Web Resources

V.A.R.K. (click on Questionnaire to discover your learning style)

Tips from Texas: A variety of checklists for college success, study skills and habits, time management and even staying healthy. Printed copies are available from the ARC. 



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