Learning Resources

Below are a series of articles, tools and links to help you maximize your academic capabilities. These include materials generated by Learning Consultants at the ARC, as well as non-Duke experts. Using the menu below, you may filter this material to view information on the following topics:

   

The benefits of a good night's sleep

May 31, 2017

Let’s Begin… It’s 4am, and the big test is in 8 hours. You’ve been studying for days, but you still don’t feel ready. Should you drink another cup of coffee and spend the next few hours cramming? Or should you go to sleep? Shai Marcu defends the latter option, showing how sleep restructures... read more »

Weekly Calendar Tool

May 31, 2017

A downloadable PDF to manage your weekly calendar.

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What Happens to Best Laid Plans

May 31, 2017

This is Why I'll Never be an Adult I have repeatedly discovered that it is important for me not to surpass my capacity for responsibility.  Over the years, this capacity has grown, but the results of exceeding it have not changed. Normally, my capacity is exceeded gradually, through the... read more »

Forest

May 30, 2017

A focusing application https://www.forestapp.cc/en/

Self Control

May 30, 2017

An email distraction blocker application https://visitsteve.com/made/selfcontrol/

Freedom

May 30, 2017

A distraction management application https://freedom.to/features

Focus

May 30, 2017

A distraction blocker application https://heyfocus.com/

Cold Turkey

May 30, 2017

A distraction blocker application https://getcoldturkey.com/

Notability App

May 30, 2017

A note taking application http://gingerlabs.com/

Livescribe Pens

May 30, 2017

Smart pens for Android and iOS http://www.livescribe.com/en-us/

IFTTT

May 30, 2017

Popular applications for a variety of platforms https://ifttt.com/discover

CircaNotebook

May 30, 2017

Notebooks for better organization http://www.levenger.com/CIRCA-326/CIRCA-NOTEBOOKS-339.aspx

PiktoChart (Infograph creation)

May 30, 2017

A tool for visual communication https://piktochart.com/

Document Conversion

May 30, 2017

Duke tool to convert documents in other formats http://access.duke.edu/media_conversion/index.php

Tomato Timer

May 30, 2017

A timer application https://tomato-timer.com/

ToDoist

May 30, 2017

A task and project management tool https://todoist.com/

SkedPal

May 30, 2017

A task scheduling tool https://www.skedpal.com/#intro

Alarmy (Sleep if you can)

May 30, 2017

A tool to force you out of bed. http://alar.my/

30/30

May 30, 2017

A task management tool http://3030.binaryhammer.com/

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