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:

   

Semester Calendar

Aug 23, 2017

A semester long downloadable calendar for you to use to plan out your deadlines and milestones for the entire semester.  read more »

Weekly Calendar Tool

Aug 23, 2017

A downloadable PDF to manage your weekly calendar. read more »

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 »

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

Forest is a mobile application that helps minimize distractions on your phone or tablet. The idea is simple: Whenever you want to focus, plant a tree. The tree will grow over time - the longer you stay in the app, the bigger the tree grows... read more »

Self Control

May 30, 2017

Self Control is a free OSX application which blocks access to websites and incoming and/or outgoing mail servers for a predetermined period of time. It gives you the ability to fine-tune your access. For example, you could block... read more »

Freedom

May 30, 2017

A distraction management application https://freedom.to/features read more »

Focus

May 30, 2017

A distraction blocker application https://heyfocus.com/ read more »

Cold Turkey

May 30, 2017

A distraction blocker application https://getcoldturkey.com/ read more »

Notability App

May 30, 2017

A note taking application http://gingerlabs.com/ read more »

Livescribe Pens

May 30, 2017

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

IFTTT

May 30, 2017

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

PiktoChart (Infograph creation)

May 30, 2017

A tool for visual communication https://piktochart.com/ read more »

Document Conversion

May 30, 2017

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

Tomato Timer

May 30, 2017

A timer application https://tomato-timer.com/ read more »

ToDoist

May 30, 2017

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

SkedPal

May 30, 2017

SkedPal is an application that allows you to integrate your calendar with your task list. While still in Beta, it has powerful features that allow you to prioritize and your tasks and identify what time you have available.  Come by the... read more »

Alarmy (Sleep if you can)

May 30, 2017

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

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