Apprendre à étudier (study skills)

Learning in university can be different to learning in high school. At university, students have a lot more independence, often no-one collects and checks homework, classes may be bigger, teachers continue to cover new material throughout the term and consequently may not build in revision time in the way in which often happens in school. Adapting to life in EPFL, therefore, means students need to adapt their study habits to match this new context. We have developed a set of resources (in French) to help students in the first year to develop good learning habits, i.e. learning habits for which there is strong research evidence suggesting that they are particularly important:
  1. Planning for learning
  2. Taking good notes
  3. Solving complex exercise problems
  4. Learning from mistakes
  5. Revising
  6. Finding things out when they don’t understand something
  7. Managing stress and pressure
  8. Reviewing their learning habits to make sure they are working
  9. Putting everything together to prepare for the exams
Those study habits are presented in a concrete way with practical activities in a book and in an online course (MOOC).

Online course (MOOC)

The new edition of our MOOC “Apprendre à étudier” (in French) is now open! Come and join us!


Apprendre à étudierThe book “Apprendre à étudier” is available at the La Fontaine book store, in the Rolex Learning Center, in public book stores and online on Fnac.
Interview about the book on the RTS TV channel: