The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) strives to assist students in developing independent strategies and techniques to enhance their growth mindset, learning capability and test-taking skills.
Below are many useful resources, sorted by type, aimed to assist students in learning:
Please visit with the counseling center if stress and anxiety are impacting sleep or other daily functions.
Certain lifestyle changes can help alleviate symptoms of stress and anxiety.
Download these tips as a printable bookmark.
Overcoming Test Anxiety
Before the test:
During the test:
After the test:
Strengthen your Attention and Focus – Read this article and practice the 11 tips given to strengthen your mind muscle.
Discovering how you learn or what your personality style preferences are can impact your ability to study, comprehend and access material. Take a learning inventory below to see how you learn best.
The Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) can help you to determine where your strengths and weaknesses are in the areas of Skill, Will and Self-Regulation.
Create flash cards as a way to record and study notes
Looking for journals at the DMU Library?
Looking for textbooks?
Try the DMU library catalog. DMU Library Catalog. All print and digital books can be accessed from the library catalog. The catalog also lists older print journals, flashcards, anatomical models, and items in the Rare Book room.
Increase Your Reading Speed
If you wish to improve your reading speed, this video will teach you strategies to increase speed and still maintain or grow comprehension.
These strategies will help you recall what you read and get the most out of what you read.
Medical Reading Resources
Consider using the walking stations located in the Library while reading or studying
Dopamine is the feel good drug that is released in the brain when you have a pleasurable or emotional response. Emotional triggers or responses help cement learning and recall. Therefore, games can be great studying tools to help you to get to know the material.
Watch the Test-Taking Strategies video by DMU CTL
Create To-Do-Lists Lists to help you organize and prioritize your assignments, tests, and activities. When they are written down you do not have to hold the important information in your mind, which leaves room and effort for the actual task.
Setting up a schedule is vital in helping you to plan your time effectively and efficiently.
Sample Personal Statements for Medical Students