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 advisors

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Learning to learn - Leren leren

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.

Deze training wordt momenteel gegeven in periode 1. We starten een nieuwe groep in periode 3 en 4.
Je kunt deze trainiing in de studiegids vinden onder ZSS-03800

We zullen de registratie in de loop van periode 2 openen

* If you are interested in this course in English please check out the training 'Get a grip on your studies'

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From Procrastination to action - Einde aan uitstelgedrag

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.

We zullen ook in periode 2 met een groep te starten.

Je kunt deze training in de studiegids vinden onder ZSS-04800
Maximaal kunnen 15 studenten deelnemen

* If you are interested in this course in English please check out the training 'Get a grip on your studies'


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. 

In period 2 will start 2 groups with a maximum of 15 students. You can find this training also in the study guide under ZSS-05000.


Peer coaching

Studying can be interesting, a challenge, a fantastic experience but sometimes it’s just hard work and difficult to do. Many students have problems to stay motivated, they find it difficult to start, to find a balance and make a good schedule. Also, many students find it difficult or intimidating when communicating with their teachers. Does this sound familiar? We have trained peer students who can be of help. They know what it is like and will coach you to study in a successful way.

Detailed information will be published soon.

We expect to open regstration within two weeks


How to stay motivated when studying online

How do you stay motivated when studying online? Psychologist and motivational speaker Martijn van der Spoel will give several masterclasses on the topic of motivation and online education. The focus of the masterclasses will be on structure, organisation and routine building.
The masterclasses will consist of three online sessions. At the end of every session, there will be the opportunity to ask questions and discuss dilemma's related to the topic.

Detailed information will be published soon.

We expect to open registration next week.

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

Plan for success
How to start with your writing assignment in an effective way? That is the question we aim to address during the workshop ‘Plan for Success!’. We will provide you with the theory behind the writing process and guide you to apply this theory to your own assignment.

BS Online Thu 5 November 2020 12:30 to 13:30h

Register by e-mail: info.

Workshops in period 2 2020-2021 are organised online, on Tuesdays between 12.30 and 13.20, via the Virtual Classroom in Brightspace. Ask admission to the BS per mail or WhatsApp.

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Services 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.
Phone: 0031 317 485625
WhatsApp: 0031 654318201

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WUR Library for students

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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

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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

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Graphic design

Learn more about creating scientific graphics and layouts that are both beautiful and functional. Students and staff have the opportunity to follow basic and advanced courses in graphic design for scientific information. These will help you design beautiful and functional graphics and layouts.

You will learn to work with different applications, such as Adobe InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator. Select and sign up for one of the courses below.

*Adobe Indesign Essential training
* Scientific Artwork, data visualistion, Infographics with Adobe Illustrator

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