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Student Success Library

Tips and Resources from The Center for Student Success

Student Success Library

The Student Success Library is designed to provide access to success materials on demand. Topics covered include improving study and note taking habits, learning how to improve time management, thinking critically for college level courses, and setting goals to keep yourself motivated.

We encourage you to use these resources on your own but to make the most of them consider making an appointment with a staff member! We are currently offering virtual Success Appointments.

 

Streaming Platform Quick Start Guides

Quick Start GuidesThe Office of Online Learning has put together three short videos that can help you get started with Webex, Microsoft Teams, and Canvas. Check them out!

 

 

 

 

University Resources

 The Center for Student Success Printables

Focused Study Sessions

FOCUSED STUDY SESSIONS

Learn the four important steps to a great study session designed to facilitate long term retention and help you avoid mental fatigue.

Smart Goal Setting

SMART GOAL SETTING MODEL

Clarify your ideas, focus your efforts, and use your time and resources productively to increase your chances of achieving what you want in life.

Study Skills Inventory

STUDY SKILLS INVENTORY
Are your study skills everything they should be? Take our study skills inventory to find out!

 

Time Management

TEN TIPS FOR TIME MANAGEMENT

Learn how to use your time effectively with these tips from NSRP!

Do You Have a Growth Mindset?

DO YOU HAVE A GROWTH MINDSET?

Do you believe that your skills and abilities can be improved in small increments? Learn how to develop a "growth mindset."

College Reading Skills

COLLEGE READING SKILLS

Check out these quick tips for improving your reading skills!

 

Critical Thinking

CRITICAL THINKING FOR COLLEGE STUDENTS

Critical thinking leads to better grades and better habits of mind. Follow these tips to get better at it.

8 TIPS FOR FINDING MAIN IDEAS

8 TIPS FOR FINDING MAIN IDEAS

Unsure if you are identifying the main ideas in course content? Here are 8 tips to help you figure out the main ideas!

Notetaking 101

NOTE TAKING 101

Unlock the secrets of better note taking with the seven Rs!

STUDY TIPS

STUDY TIPS

Establish good study habits early to make the most of your college education.

   

 

 Presentations

The Study Cycle

Narrated PowerPoint presentation on Bloom’s Taxonomy, The Study Cycle, Intense Study Sessions, and Active Learning Strategies.

Time Management 

"It is not enough to be busy.... The question is, what are we busy about?" - Henry David Thoreau

Mindset Matters

Learn how to adjust your mindset to improve your academic outcomes.

 

Metacognition: Thinking About Your Thinking

"We can't solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them." – Albert Einstein

Note Taking Strategies

Learn about five different strategies for taking effective notes in class.