Being a successful student means becoming aware of how you learn and study. Complete these assessments and find areas of strength and weakness and reflect on your learning preferences to help you study smarter, not harder.
Are there ways you more naturally prefer to study? The Barsch Learning Style Inventory has you think about your dominant preferred way of studying - visual, auditory, tactile, kinesthetic. Take the inventory and read the suggestions on ways you can harness and make best use of your preferred style. (Jeffery Barsch, U of Central Florida).
Take this online test (Edutopia) to see what your strengths are within the "Eight Types of Multiple Intelligences" (model by Dr. Howard Gardner). We all have intelligences, be it interpersonal (working with others), musical, logical or naturalistic. What are your strengths? Watch this 4 min video for an overview of this theory.
Do you believe that your intelligence and skills are innate, that we have a certain level of skills and intelligence that is really unchangeable? Or, do you believe with effort you are able to increase your intelligence and skills? This video explores what it means to have a "fixed" or "growth" mindset --- what are the messages you are giving yourself?