Learning Support

Featured Resources: Time Management Support

Success at UAMS is dependent on time management. Keeping up with your courses, projects, exams, study groups, and deadlines can be overwhelming without a plan for managing it all. Using a time management plan that includes maintaining a schedule, prioritizing a to-do-list, and completing your work will not only help maximize your academic success, but will help you succeed professionally.

The start of the academic year is the perfect time to establish a plan for managing your time and commitments. Look through the resources under the Time Management tab to find those that best suit your needs.

Time Management Support

The following pdf resources can help you maximize your time for greater learning success.

picture of learning to manage timeEvaluating Your Time Management

Scheduling your Time

Daily Planning and To Do List

Overcoming Procrastination

Make Your Own Plan for Overcoming Procrastination



Apps and Web Tools

DayBoard is a free Chrome extension that changes your new tab page into a to-do list. You can list up to five tasks which you intend to complete that day. A great tool for simple task management. Free 



Cram Fighter create a personalized study schedule for the USMLE, COMLEX, medical courses, Shelf, CFA®, MCAT, or NCLEX, so you know exactly what to do each day. Subscription



30/30 is a task manager and timer that lets you assign a length of time to complete items on your to-do list. Schedule your tasks with built in breaks to be more productive. Free



todoist iconTodoist is a task manager that helps you organize your to-do list and keep track of project deadlines. Access your tasks anywhere and collaborate with others on shared projects and plans. Free



SelfControl  is a free Mac application that lets you block your access to distracting websites for a set period of time. Free 



Organization Tools

Evernote allows you to gather all your notes, documents, photos, and websites in one place, collaborate with others on projects, turn you notes into presentations, and do it all across multiple devices. Free and paid versions



Google Drive lets you safely store and view your files across all your devices. Share folders and files and collaborate with others without the need for email attachments. Free



Dropbox is a cloud storage service that allows you to store, access, and share your documents, photos, and videos anywhere and anytime you have internet connectivity. Safely store your photos in one place and share them easily with others. Free


Study Skills Support

The PDFs and websites below explain how to study to improve memory, offer instruction for improving your study skills, building concept maps, and answering practice questions, and suggest strategies to study more effectively and efficiently.

picture of students studyingPreparation and Note-taking in Class

How Memory Works

The Curve of Forgetting

Same Day Reinforcement

Answering Practice Questions

Study Strategies Over Time

Creating Study Groups


Apps and Web Tools

Flippity  is a Google Sheets conversion tool for creating online flashcards from Google spreadsheets. You can create your own set, or collaborate with others to develop and share a study or review flashcard deck. Free



Stoodle is an online collaborative whiteboard service, designed for students, tutors, and teachers to share information. It is an excellent way to connect those with information to those who need it. Free



Anki is a flashcard program that makes remembering things easier. It’s far more efficient than traditional flashcard methods, allowing you to increase the amount you learn. Free download and on the web. iPhone app has some cost.



Reading Support

The following PDF resources offer strategies to improve your reading speed, comprehension, and concentration. Use these to help improve your reading skills and deepen your learning.

Improving Your Reading Speed and Comprehension

Improving Your Concentration While Studying

Reading Assignments




Note-Taking Support

The PDFs below offer strategies for improving your note-taking skills.

11 Note-Taking Strategies

How to Construct a Concept Map




Apps and Web Tools

LiquidText is a free PDF and document annotation tool for iPad that allows you to read text in a flexible environment. Import your content from Dropbox, iCloud, Google Drive, email or directly from a webpage, and then highlight, make notes, and comment as you read. Free



Meeting Words is a free online notepad and chat room that allows people to work and communicate in real time. It is simple to use and doesn’t require you to sign up or register. You use it when you need it, and then discard it when you are done. Free


picture of penultimate iconPenultimate  is a digital handwriting and sketching app that was created for iOS and now has been built into Evernote for Android devices. The search feature makes your notes easy to locate and they sync so they are available on all your devices. Free



picture of text2mindmap iconText2MindMap is an online mind mapping tool that lets you create a mind map from an outline, and is very easy to use. To create a mind map, simply type (or paste) your outline text into the text box provided. Then, click on the Draw Mind Map button and Text 2 Mind Map will create your mind map. Free



picture of coggle iconCoggle  is an online mind-mapping tool that allows you to display visual information quickly and easily. Coggle is very simple to use and allows for collaboration. Free



picture of the popplet iconPopplet is a mind mapping tool you can use to think and learn visually. Capture and organize ideas and information, and find the relationship between facts. Use Popplet to brainstorm and organize projects too.  Available on the web and as an iPad app. Free



Testing Strategies

Image of a computer keyboard for testing wellHow Do You Know That You Know

Test-taking Strategies

Test Question Analysis

Multiple Choice Questions with Clinical Case Scenarios



Test Anxiety

Symptoms of Test Anxiety

Causes of Test Anxiety

Test Preparation

Changing Negative Self-Talk

Relaxation Exercises

The Day of the Test


Test Taking Video Workshop

Apps and Web Tools

image of Virtual hope box logoVirtual Hope Box is a free smartphone app with tools that can help students deal with stress through distraction, relaxation, and positive thinking. You add a variety of personally supportive content or use some of the pre-loaded tools any time you want to take a moment to “de-stress”. Free

Learning Support

The following websites and PDFs offer insight on how you learn, the importance of your learning style, the different levels of learning, and strategies specific to different types of learners.

picture of a textbook and glasses used for learningLearning Preferences (includes articles, quizzes and other useful information)

Learning Styles & Myers-Briggs Overview Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Levels of Learning-Blooms Taxonomy

Brain Based Techniques for Retaining Information Loma Linda University School of Medicine

Multimodal Learning Strategies