How can I be successful in college?
- Develop a positive mental attitude.
- Make a commitment to your education.
- Determine which study skills you need to start using.
- Make decisions that work for your body and your mind.
- Review common study problems and suggestions to counteract them.
- Change your destructive beliefs about studying.
When and how do I procrastinate?
- Reflect on common time wasters (social media, perfectionism, unclear goals, etc.) and determine which ones affect your life the most.
- Analyze and reflect on your procrastination habits in regard to your household, work, school, relationships, and finances.
- Analyze the causes of procrastination, and see which one fits you best.
What are strategies to manage my time?
- Incorporate basic strategies to fight procrastination in your life.
- Learn why you should schedule your time and tips on how to do it.
- Make the best use of your studying time by using these time management tips.
What tools can I use to manage my time?
What are some general tips for note taking?
- Learn how to use and take notes before, during, and after class.
- Use abbreviations while taking your notes.
What are some note taking formats I can use for my classes?
- If your instructor provides PowerPoints and outlines, use guided notes.
- If your instructor doesn't provide PowerPoints or outlines, use Cornell notes.
- If you are in a class that focuses on problem solving, use T-Notes.
How do I develop better concentration?
- Take care of your body to improve concentration.
- Read about strategies concerning specific external and internal distractions, and analyze what applies to you.
- Learn techniques to deal with electronic distractions.
How can I get the most out of my assigned reading?
- For informational or expository texts, get an overview or an in-depth look at how to read strategically.
- For argumentative texts, critically read by analyzing the author's source, intent, attitude, tone, bias, assumptions, and arguments.
How can I be successful on my finals?
- Manage your stress during finals.