CrashCourse Study Skills Worksheet Bundle | Study Skills Worksheets


Want to teach or review study skills in your middle or high school classes but you just can’t find the time? You know that explicitly teaching study skills is linked to greater academic success, but you don’t know how to get started? Our no-prep study skills worksheet bundle can help.



Designed to accompany the free Crash Course Study Skills videos on YouTube, these study skills worksheets help you quickly teach or review essential study skills.  The visual note-taking worksheets are engaging, easy to use, and can be used in many different ways.  Simply print and hand out – then let your students do the rest.

Your Crash Course Study Skills worksheets include student worksheets and teacher notes for all ten of the Crash Course Study Skills videos.

Study skills that the worksheets and videos cover include:

  • Three different note-taking styles: Cornell note-taking, mind mapping, and outline method
  • Advantages and disadvantages of digital vs paper-based note-taking
  • What to write when taking notes
  • How to gauge a class
  • What to pay attention to in lectures and textbooks
  • How to assess which readings to read, skim, or skip (prioritizing reading and managing reading load)
  • The physical processes involved in reading and how they limit reading speed
  • How to increase reading speed
  • Techniques for reading more effectively
  • How human memory works and why our brains forget
  • Why revision is important
  • Techniques to revise effectively
  • How to study more effectively by being better organized
  • Tools for organization such as task managers, calendars, and filing
  • How to effectively plan for learning by committing to a daily/weekly/review planning session
  • Why we get distracted
  • How to increase your ability to ignore distraction
  • Techniques to ‘trick’ yourself into remaining more focused while studying
  • Why humans procrastinate
  • What creates motivation
  • How to increase motivation
  • How to increase productivity by reducing impulsiveness
  • Why study needs to be spaced out over time
  • How to create a study schedule
  • Tips on how to study more actively/effectively
  • What to do if you get stuck on a problem while studying
  • Reasons people feel anxious about tests and exams
  • Types of fears most people have about tests and exams
  • How to overcome common fears about tests and exams
  • Evidence to explain why exercise is important for any study regime
  • The physical and chemical processes people’s bodies undergo when they exercise
  • The types of exercise that increase learning ability and effectiveness

Each of the Crash Course Study Skills worksheets accompanies a video of about 10-12 minutes, so you can cover ALL of these important study skills and strategies quickly and easily in class.

How to use these Crash Course Study Skills worksheets:

An easy study skills lesson plan is to:

  • explain the skill you’ll be teaching and then hand out the worksheets
  • give students time to look over the study skills worksheet
  • explain that visual note-taking means writing, drawing pictures, shading, scribbling, and highlighting or using colored pens or pencils to take notes
  • watch the video (you may like to pause now and again to give students processing time
  • discuss their notes/findings after the video has played

Not only will these great worksheets help you explicitly teach the academic study skills students need to improve their grades, but they will also save you time.  Using these study skills worksheets you can

  • easily teach these difficult skills in class,
  • leave the worksheets and video for a substitute teacher and discuss them on your return,
  • or set them for homework and discuss them in your next lesson.