Study skills

Everyone can learn how to study. Studying is a skill set that can be learned and trained. Whether you are new to university, haven’t studied for a while, or are partially through your degree, sometimes you might need some extra help to enhance the skills that are essential to your academic achievements. STS offers trainings and guidance that help students acquire the necessary skills to achieve their academic goals.

Trainings by study advisers

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Learning to learn -
Leren leren *DUTCH

Ontdek welke leerstijl het beste bij je past! Met de training 'leren leren' willen we jou leren hoe je je informatie het beste kunt verwerken. En hoe je je zo effectief en efficient mogelijk kunt voorbereiden op je tentamens.

De training start weer in periode 5.
Maximaal kunnen 15 studenten deelnemen.

Je kunt deze training ook in de studiegids vinden onder ZSS-03800.

* If you are interested in this course in English please check out the training 'Get a grip on your studies', also scheduled for period 5.


From Procrastination to action - Einde aan uitstelgedrag *DUTCH

In deze training leer je hoe je je uitstelgedrag de baas kunt worden en hoe effectief om te gaan met je tijd.

Je leert prioriteiten te stellen in je time management, effectieve keuzes te maken en vervolgens op de juiste manier te plannen.

De training start weer in periode 5. Maximaal kunnen 15 studenten deelnemen.

Je kunt deze training ook in de studiegids vinden onder ZSS-04800.

* If you are interested in this course in English please check out the training 'Get a grip on your studies', also scheduled for period 5.

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Get a grip on your studies

This training is designed to give international BSc- and MSc-students insight in their study approach.

Students learn about different study techniques and strategies, prioritising and time management. In addition, attention will be given to taking exams, dealing with procrastination and stress.

The training offers insights and tools to make choices and set priorities that contribute to that what students really want to achieve in relation to their studies. 

We scheduled this training for period 5 and 6.
Maximum 15 students can participate.

You can find this training also in the study guide under ZSS-05000.

Facilitated by Student Training & Support


Peer coaching

Do you feel lost when you have to prepare an exam or write a paper? Do you struggle with making a realistic schedule? Do you have difficulty understanding the (academic) structure of the university? And would you like to ask someone everything about all these student related issues? Who better to turn to than an experienced student peer!The peer coach can help you with topics as planning, studying efficiently, and preparing for exams. Additionally, the coach can help you with understanding the Dutch higher education structure. Peer coaches receive an extensive training by Wageningen University.

The peer coaching trajectory consists of an intake interview and some follow-up sessions.

The project is meant for all students who want to discuss study-related issues informally. This will help to reduce stress and increase the enjoyment of your studies! 

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Follow-up masterclasses studyskills

Do you want to learn more about specific study skills?
You are welcome to join the follow-up masterclasses on ‘Growth Thinking’, ‘Procrastination’, ‘Focus’ and ‘Memory’, given by educational psychologist dr Martijn van der Spoel.  

These webinars are a follow-up on the masterclass “Studying effectively”  that dr. Martijn van der Spoel gave for 1st year Bsc students at the start of this academic year 2020-2021.

The masterclasses are specifically aimed at 1st year Bsc and 1st year Msc students, but all students are welcome to join.

Due to Corona measures this will be online webinars in MS Teams 

Session 1. Growth thinking  Thursday 25 March 2021  20:00h

Session 2. Procrastination    Tuesday 30 March 2021  20:00h 

Session 3. Focus            Wednesday  31 March 2021  13:45h

Session 4. Memory           Thursday       1 April 2021    20:00h

You can register by clicking on the hyperlink of each session


Wageningen Writing Lab

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Individual Writing Tutoring

Online Individual Writing Tutoring Discussing your text and your writing process is a very helpful way to keep motivated, but also your writing will be improved. The Writing Lab tutors are trained to support you in this.

Study Support Groups
You can join a group of 8-12 students to share experiences and help each other stay motivated and planning effectively. A student coach will help the group starting up.

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Workshops facilitated by Writing Lab and WUR Library

Wageningen Writing Lab and WUR library have designed a series of lunch workshops, that touch upon the most important steps of a writing assignment, from planning, literature samping to writing and optimising your text.

These workshops are organised digitally via Virtual Classrooms in Brightspace.


Services of Writing Lab

Writing Lab offers a series of supporting activities for all students of Wageningen University to help them improve their writing skills and develop new writing strategies.

All sessions and supporting activities offered by the Writing Lab are free.

For information and registration:

Phone: 0031 317 485625
WhatsApp: 0031 654318201

WUR Library for students


E-learning modules

WUR Library developed a set of e-learning modules to stimulate self-study and refresh your information literacy skills. Choose between basic modules about information literacy and modules about specific databases:

*Locate and access the information you need
*Finding information for your research project

*Evaluating information
*Citing and referencing
*Copyright basic
*Finding research data


Courses and Demos

WUR Library trains students and staff on how to effectively find, obtain, use, manage, and publish scientific information. Courses, demos and workshops are offered on a regular basis, depending on the number of participants.
Participation is free unless otherwise indicated.

*Finding scientific information
*Citing and referencing
*Data management and publishing
*Graphic Design

Online bookshelf: Study skills

Whether studying at home or on campus, studying effectively doesn’t always come naturally. WUR Library recently acquired has a range of resources on study skills. Take some time to learn how to study smarter, it can make all the deifference!

You can borrow the print books at the Forum Library or access the eBooks online. Please make sure you're logged in to get access.

Calendar Courses and demos
Adobe InDesign - from Dissertation Layout to Poster Design *Online* 1,2,8,9 March 2021
Research Data Management, part 1 *Online* 11 March 2021
EndNote, demonstration session 16 March 2021
Research Data Management, part 2 *Online* 18 March 2021