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Academic Skills: How to Succeed At School (and Life)

Here are a few sites that provide useful how-to guides to living and learning at college / university.

Dartmouth: Academic Skills Center

  • Self-test: How do you study?
  • Managing Your Time
  • Reading Your Textbooks
  • Taking Lecture and Class Notes
  • Where to Study / How to Study
  • Managing Your Stress & Anxiety

Muskingum College: Learning Strategies Database

  • Attention and Listening
  • Encoding & Retrieval
  • Group and Cooperative Learning
  • Memory
  • Monitoring
  • Motivation
  • Notetaking
  • Organizations
  • Problem Solving & Critical Thinking
  • Questioning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Test Anxiety
  • Test Preparation
  • Test Taking
  • Time Management
  • Writing and Proofing

West Chester University: Study Skills Tips

  • Time Management
    • Tips for Scheduling Time
    • Planning for long term assignments
  • Note Taking
    • Cornell Method
    • Mind Mapping
    • Learning Styles
  • Exam Preparation
    • Test Anxiety
    • Writing Essays
    • Tips for Math and Science
    • Tips for Final Exams

California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo: Study Skills Library

  • Listening
  • Memorization
  • Lecture Note Taking
  • Note Taking Systems
  • Note Taking Tips
  • Personal Reading Improvement
  • Procrastination
  • Essay Test Preparation
  • Test Preparation Suggestions
  • Objective Test Taking
  • Tips for Combating Test Panic
  • Post Test Analysis
  • Time Management Assessment
  • Time Management Forms
  • Time Management Strategies
  • Time Management Schedules
  • Time Saving Tips

St. Lawrence University: Office of Academic Support

  • What are the top 10 things students can do to get higher grades in college?
  • What are the top 10 mistakes of students who get low grades in college or fail academically?
  • How is college different from high school?
  • How can students make the best use of their academic advisor in college?
  • How does using alcohol and drugs affect a student's ability to study?
  • How can I overcome distractions that interfere with my work?
  • How can I stop procrastinating?

Utah State University: Idea Sheets

  • Note taking and listening
    • Listening skills for lectures
    • Effective note taking strategies
    • Note taking: Cornell method
  • Test preparation
    • Creating study guides
    • Skills for group projects
    • Instant study skills
  • Reading
    • Pre-reading strategy
    • SQ3R
    • Problem-guided reading for math
    • Reading strategies for groups
  • Test taking
    • Test strategies for objective tests
    • Essay exam preparation
    • Objective test preparation
    • Test anxiety
    • Analyzing returned tests
    • Cramming for tests
  • Time management
    • Procrastination
    • Managing your time
    • Daily planning calendar
    • Semester planning calendar
  • Memory improvement
    • Concentration
    • Forgetting
    • Memory improvement
    • Mnemonic devices
  • Interpersonal and communication
    • Resolving conflict
    • Handling criticism
    • Getting along with instructors
    • Active listening skills
    • Assertive communication
    • Public speaking
  • Self-management
    • Whose life is it anyway?
    • Goals
    • Who do you think you are?
    • C.O.P.E.ing with problems
    • Managing stress
    • Change
  • Financial management
    • Budgeting
    • How to balance a checking account
    • How to establish and use credit
    • Tracking your spending
    • Saving tips
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