Study Skills Tools and Resources

Register now for Study Lab's Study Smarter, Not Harder Webinar Series!

Learn course-specific skills to succeed in biological sciences and chemistry or general skills to succeed in any college course. Each webinar provides an overview of what to expect, then reviews essential strategies in time management, organization, and active studying and introduces you to valuable resources. You can register for each webinar below. 

Tuesday, August 3rd at 3 p.m.: Chemistry- Register here!

Wednesday, August 4th at 4 p.m.: Biological Sciences- Register here!

Thursday, August 5th at 4 p.m.: Any course- Register here!


Study Anytime, Anywhere

The Knowledge Drop

Get insider insight from our peer tutors, or build your study skills, no matter where you are or what time of day with Study Lab on Demand's video tutorials and online skill building modules.

The Knowledge Drop is a library of short video tutorials created by real Pitt students to explain core concepts on a variety of subjects. Have a question while studying? You don't have to wait until we're back in the office: Get tutoring support on the spot. Check out the Knowledge Drop video library for courses that you're taking below.

BIOSC 0150 BIOSC 0160
BIOSC 1000 CHEM 0110
CHEM 0120 CHEM 0310
CHEM 0320 ECON 1110
PHYS 0110 PHYS 0111
PHYS 0174  

Study Skills On Demand

Studying at Pitt isn't just about putting in the time; it's about how you use that time. With so much to explore, you want to achieve your best in the most efficient way possible so that you can get the most out of your Dietrich School experience. Strong study skills are the key. Check out some helpful tools below to learn about strategies for better time management, note-taking, active study tips and test taking. If you would like to dicuss any of these, or other strategies in more detail and learn how to apply these skills directly to your coursework, schedule an academic coaching session. Make a one-on-one appointment using the chat feature on this site or by calling 412-648-7920. You can also schedule online through the Navigate Student App. Academic Coaching sessions are available Monday through Friday and typically last about 30-45 minutes.

How to Succeed in Any Learning Environment: A webinar presented by Study Lab's Academic Coaches to help you get the grades you want this fall!

Succeed at Pitt Toolkit

The Succeed at Pitt Toolkit is a training experience that will walk you through the essential skills for success in college. Through this interactive workshop, you will learn about the specific strategies empirically proven to predict better student outcomes, giving you the competitive advantage you need to succeed in college. 

External Resources

  • Bozeman Science - Informative videos for a variety of science fields: biology, physics, chemistry, and environmental science.
  • Crash Course - Engaging videos covering topics in history, biology, chemistry, physics, literature and more. 
  • Dr. Chew -  Check out Dr. Chew's 'How to Study Video Series" on Youtube.
  • jOeCHEM - jOeCHEM is a Pitt alumn who teaches organic chemistry through fun and entertaining videos.
  • Khan Academy - Khan Academy provides free lectures for an array of subjects.
  • The Organic Chemistry Tutor - This Youtube channel focuses on providing tutorial videos on organic chemistry, general chemistry, physics, algebra, trigonometry, precalculus, and calculus.
  • Shomu's Biology - Extensive collection of biology lectures that cover topics from foundations of biology to microbiology, biochemistry, genetics and human physiology. 
  • Sprouts - Sprouts has a library of videos to help you learn different study techniques.