STEM Study Skills

STEM Study Skills, Tips and Techniques

How many times have you heard parents, teachers, advisors, professors, or even other students say "college is different than high school," but still wondered what they meant by that? Have you ever been perplexed at a poor exam grade after you spent hours studying? Do you wonder why some students seem to just "get it" while you struggle?

Getting used to learning in the college environment is tricky and can be frustrating at times. Rest assured that you are not the only who faces these academic challenges, and you don't have to overcome them alone. The resources on this page were designed to help you master those small things that make a big difference in understanding how to effectively navigate the college environment.

If you have questions or would like additional assistance, contact Student Success Programs at 608.342.7342 or centerpoint@uwplatt.edu.

General STEM Study Skills

Calculus I Resources

Review the Calculus I Review Sheet for information and concepts that you should be familiar with before taking Calculus I. You can also check out the Review Problems Videos. For help on a specific topic, click on a video below:

Transformations of Graphs   Common Trig Angles

Piecewise Curves   Trigonometry

Calculus II Resources

Review the Calculus II Review Sheet for information and concepts that you should be familiar with before beginning Calculus II. To review applications of integration, you can find additional resources here. You can also check out the Review Problems Videos. For help on a specific topic, click on a video below:

Introduction to Limits   Evaluating Limits

Continuity   Graphing

Introduction to Derivatives   Defferentiation Formulas

Implicit Differentiation   Integrals

Integrals   Integrals

Common Trig Angles   Partial Fraction Decomposition

Integration Resources

These resources provide an intuitive review of the most common techniques of integration. Each section includes an overview, fully worked examples with accompanying video solutions, a summary of key observations, a one-page handout, and practice problems with accompanying written and video solutions. First you should review the introduction to integration.

Substitution
Review the handout and video overview.

Integration by Parts
Review the handout and video overview.

Trigonometric Integrals
Review the video overview.

Trigonometric Substitutions
Review the handout and video overview.

Integrating Rational Functions
Review the handout and video overview.

Integration Strategies

Improper Integrals
Review the handout and video overview.


The STEM Study Skills project is supported by CenterPOINT through grant funding from the National Science Foundation (NSF) STEM Talent Expansion Program (STEP) Grant #1161180.

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