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Learning Center - Study Skills

This guide reviews study skills, including effective note-taking, test-taking, and reading.


Clustering is when you visualize your ideas by connecting similar ideas and grouping them.  Clustering works best when you already have some knowledge or experience with your topic.   Clustering can also help  you with drafting an essay as a pre-writing technique and as a way to organize your notes.  


You can use clustering to help map topics and sub-topics:


To help you get started using a cluster, you can:

1. Try a template!

  • Create your own
  • Download one from the web
  • Use the SmartArt feature in Microsoft products.

2. Try an app!