How to Study Effectively

Part 1: Beliefs That Make You Fail...or Succeed

This video examines common mistaken beliefs students often possess that undermine their learning. The video tries to correct those misconceptions with accurate beliefs about learning.

Part 2: What Students Should Understand About How People Learn

The second video introduces a simple but powerful theory of memory, Levels of Processing.

Part 3: Cognitive Principles for Optimizing Learning

This video operationalizes the concept of level of processing into four principles that students can use to develop effective study strategies.

Part 4: Putting the Principles for Optimizing Learning into Practice

The fourth video applies the principles of deep processing to common study situations, including not taking and highlighting while reading.

Part 5: I Blew the Exam, Now What?

This video addresses what students should and should not do when they earn a bad grade on an exam.