Learning for Living
Learning for Living

Study Skills

Study skills have been defined and organized in different ways by different sources.  John Hoover and I believe study skills to be key skills that individuals need to have some degree of competence to be successful in school and life.  

Key Study Skills


We have identified 12 key study skills.  The accompanying figure lists the key study skills and also provides why these skills are important for learning.   

Study Skills In and Outside of the Classroom
This document illustrates the real-life applications of study skills.
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Study Skills Inventory (2nd ed.)
This instrument is designed to be completed by the student himself/herself. It is essential that a plan of action be put into play upon the completion and analysis of the results.
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James R Patton, Ed.D.
Department of Special Education

University of Texas at Austin

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