This page contains many handouts and resources for students seeking to develop their general study habits. In addition to our online resources, the Academic Success Center exists to help you develop your academic ability. Please contact the Academic Success Center to meet with an Academic Consultant if you believe we can help you develop your skills!
College vs. High School: For students making the transition to college, we encourage you to review this website to prepare you for the differences in college. Everyone's experience is unique, but you can come to college prepared for the challenge. (Source: Southern Methodist University)
10 Traps and How to Get Out of Those Traps: Some students inhibit their own success by maintaining apathetic traps. We encourage you to check your attitude, and do something to get yourself back on track!
150 Suggestions for Success: This is just list of simple suggestions commonly used by successful students.
Analysis of Study Environment: Use this worksheet to find the best place for you to study. (Source: Virginia Tech)
Controlling your Environment: Are you trying to find a way to improve your study space and use of the space? Try these strategies.
Homework Organizer: Print one of these worksheets for every course! You will appreciate it later...particularly when you realize you planned ahead for busy times of the semester.
Procrastination: Can you put this off any longer? NOPE! You made it this far...now keep going. Determine why you are procrastinating, and use this handout to develop strategies for succeeding.
Study Groups: Students who study together own succeed at a level higher than those who study alone...IF the study group focuses on learning. Try using this handout when you are setting up a study group to ensure greater success.
Summer School Success: Taking classes during the summer has distinct differences from the fall and spring semesters. Review this handout for suggestions to be academically successful and find time to relax.
How to Get the Most Out of College: This is a video series from a professor about how to be an effective learner in college. the professor, Stephen Chew, is a cognitive psychologist. Hence, his suggestions are very effective. (Source: Samford University.)