Study Strategies & Other Resources

Success in Biology, Chemistry, and other Dartmouth courses requires more than just acquaintance with the material.

Rather, you need to demonstrate an ability to recall concepts, recognize patterns, and problem-solve through application. Therefore, simply reading, highlighting/underlining, and making flashcards is insufficient to develop a solid understanding. Effective and long-term learning requires effort beyond repetition alone and should be challenging. Joe and Isabella have compiled the following study strategies document based on educational research and personal experiences:

Study Strategies for Success 17-18

If you’re looking to learn more about how people learn, here are some of the books that the Teaching Science Fellows read over the summer (and which they used to develop the document above):

Make It Stick by Peter C. Brown