Learning & studying strategies for making the transition to university


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New to SFU? View these resources for tips on adjusting to life at SFU

A Guide to University Learning (University of Guelph)
Intended for university prep, this Guide provides information and practice exercises which take you through the process of writing a multiple choice exam after guiding you through the exam preparation stages of reading the course outline, learning from textbooks and lectures, and studying for an exam.

Academic Literacy Project (Victoria University, Australia)
A series of videos and a comic strip with valuable information for new students including information on:

  • Critical thinking and creativity
  • Academic integrity
  • Writing Papers
  • The personal transition experience of an international student

Math Study Skills: High School vs. College (Mission College)
A quick reference showing ways in which students must adapt themselves to the expectations of university-level courses. Although the title refers to math courses, most of the tips are applicable to the transition from high school to university, in general.