Links:Brain Science, Memory, and Study Skills

Are Learning Styles a Myth?

Current research shows that the theory of learning styles is a myth. Here are a variety of articles on the subject:

Learning Styles: Concept and Evidence by Paschler et al.

All You Need to Know about the Learning Style Myth in Two Minutes#

Finding Common Ground: The Myth of Learning Styles#

Are Learning Styles a Symptom of Education Ills?#

Can Neuroscientists Dispel the Myth that Children Have Different Learning Styles?

Brain Based Learning, Myth versus Reality: Testing Learning Styles and Dual Coding

Memory Improvement and Study Skills

The Thinker Academy has identified the five most powerfu
l study skills based on current research to make learning easier including elaboration, self-explanation, practice testing, distributed practice, and interleaved practice. The site has a brief description of each:

The Thinker Academy has 21 study tips based on brain science. These tips help you to get more out of studying and boost your grades:

The Mempowered site has detailed information about improving your memory, memory problems, and how the memory works:

Take this memory quiz to test your memory.  It is followed by suggested ways to improve your memory.

Use Study Stack to create your own flashcards online:

For more information on memory techniques, visit Mind Tools at:

For more information on using mnemonics: 

The College Atlas contains information on general study skills, reading and writing, test taking and preparation, time management, memory techniques and study skills for specific subjects:

Read about the Top 10 Memory Improvement Tips:

Reading Improvement

See the Dartmouth College site for Reading Your Textbook Effectively and Efficiently:

Resources for STEM Subjects

For information and homework help on stem subjects such as algebra, geometry, precalculus, calculus, physics, biology, chemistry, engineering, earth science, and computer science, visit the Physics Forum at:

Positive Thinking

Read about the Power of Positive Thinking:

For famous quotes about positive thinking:

Stress, Relaxation, and Mental Health

"The Mental Health Guide for College Students" site includes descriptions and symptoms of common mental health challenges for college students along with suggestions for coping with them and links to helpful resources at:

For good information on stress management, Visit the MInd Tools site at:

Visit the College Student's Guide to Stress Management by Purdue University at:

Visit the Learn Psychology, "Student Guide to Surviving Stress and Anxiety in College and Beyond" for information about stress and anxiety, a stress test, resources, and techniques for dealing with stress in college as well as on the job:

For a good summary of stress management sources and how to cope, visit this site:  

The American Institute of Stress is dedicated to understanding the role of stress in health and illness.  It has a good summary of the causes of stress and relaxation techniques.

The Importance of Sleep

Stress and Sleep, How to Master Stress and Enjoy Restful Sleep:

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has information about sleep and sleep disorders: 

The National Sleep Foundation is a non-profit organization that promotes the public understanding of sleep disorders and provides sleep-related education.

Brain Apps

You can find apps for exercising your brain including brain teasers, games and creativity boosters at: