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Edward D. Smith Center for Learning & Teaching


As a diligent learner, you are active in the learning process, take responsibility for your own learning, and do many good things of your own free will (DC 58:27). You do not passively wait for others to teach you, but are anxiously engaged in understanding truth. As a result, you find great joy and satisfaction in learning(Alma 32: 41-43).

Prepare: You make plans to prepare effectively, avoid distractions, and work hard to completely understand the material.

Engage: Your participation in class is an important part of your learning and leadership development at BYU—Hawaii. You actively share and teach others what you have learned.

Improve: You consistently revise your study habits to increase your capacity to learn, including: planning effectively, reading with comprehension, organizing key concepts, and reviewing materials systematically.