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LD1007 Study Strategies for Effective Learning 1.0 credits

Studying effectively is essential for academic success. Therefore, this course focuses on evidence-based study strategies and how you can apply these strategies in practice. Through an understanding of cognitive psychology, you will learn how to and learn how you can incorporate techniques such as elaboration, self-testing, and spaced practice.

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Headings with content from the Course syllabus LD1007 (Autumn 2023–) are denoted with an asterisk ( )

Content and learning outcomes

Course contents

The course intends to develop knowledge and skills in understanding, analysing, planning and implementing learning strategies that could improve students' learning through the following course content:

  • Central aspects of learning, based on current research about the long-term memory, the working memory, motivation and cognition.
  • Exercise in designing study activities that are based on the learning strategies, which are presented in the course, and are based on current research.
  • Exercise in planning their individual studies and design a study plan for how study behaviours can be changed.

Intended learning outcomes

After passing the course, the student should be able to:

  1. Give an account of the learning strategies that are brought up in the course
  2. Apply, i.e. to plan the use of the learning strategies by designing an own study plan that is based on the learning strategies that are brought up in the course.
  3. Identify metacognitive factors that can hamper or facilitate their own learning.
  4. Describe and analyse their own learning process based on the metacognitive aspects that can influence the learning

Literature and preparations

Specific prerequisites

General entry requirements

Recommended prerequisites

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Examination and completion

If the course is discontinued, students may request to be examined during the following two academic years.

Grading scale

P, F


  • LEXA - Continuous Assessment, 1.0 credits, grading scale: P, F

Based on recommendation from KTH’s coordinator for disabilities, the examiner will decide how to adapt an examination for students with documented disability.

The examiner may apply another examination format when re-examining individual students.

Opportunity to complete the requirements via supplementary examination

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Opportunity to raise an approved grade via renewed examination

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Ethical approach

  • All members of a group are responsible for the group's work.
  • In any assessment, every student shall honestly disclose any help received and sources used.
  • In an oral assessment, every student shall be able to present and answer questions about the entire assignment and solution.

Further information

Course room in Canvas

Registered students find further information about the implementation of the course in the course room in Canvas. A link to the course room can be found under the tab Studies in the Personal menu at the start of the course.

Offered by

Main field of study

Technology and Learning

Education cycle

First cycle

Add-on studies

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