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:

   

How Do I Use Past Exams?

How Do I Use Past Exams?
Jan 05, 2018

There is a lot to learn from returned exams. Looking over past exams you can: Familiarize  yourself how professor writes exam questions - if you are clear on what and how your professor asks questions will make it easier (and faster!) to interpret them on your next exam. Get an idea of what level... read more about How Do I Use Past Exams?  »

How to Manage Your Time More Effectively (According to Machines) TEDEd

How to Manage Your Time More Effectively (According to Machines) TEDEd
Jan 05, 2018

Let’s Begin… Human beings and computers alike share the challenge of how to get as much done as possible in a limited time. Over the last fifty or so years, computer scientists... read more about How to Manage Your Time More Effectively (According to Machines) TEDEd »

Semester Calendar

Semester Calendar
Jan 05, 2018

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

Weekly Calendar Tool

Weekly Calendar Tool
Jan 05, 2018

A downloadable PDF to manage your weekly calendar. read more about Weekly Calendar Tool »

What We Talk About When We Talk About Time Management

What We Talk About When We Talk About Time Management
Oct 20, 2017

A quick overview from one of our Learning Consultants about what 'Time Management' really means!        read more about What We Talk About When We Talk About Time Management »

The benefits of a good night's sleep

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 about The benefits of a good night's sleep »

What Happens to Best Laid Plans

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 about What Happens to Best Laid Plans »

Forest

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 about Forest »

Self Control

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 about Self Control »

Focus

Focus
May 30, 2017

A distraction blocker app for Macs.  https://heyfocus.com/ read more about Focus »

Cold Turkey

Cold Turkey
May 30, 2017

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

IFTTT

IFTTT
May 30, 2017

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

ToDoist

ToDoist
May 30, 2017

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

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