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Academic Skills

We can provide classroom presentations and training workshops on time management, reading textbooks, note taking, test taking and other learning strategies. Learning Services staff members are also available to meet one-on-one either in-person or virtually with any student for an individual assessment, and to teach any specific study strategies or academic skills that may be needed. We teach specific study techniques using actual notes, assignments, and textbooks from the classes in which you are enrolled.

Study Resources

  • How College is Different than High School (.pdf) - What is different in college classes? This quick guide helps you navigate the transition from high school to college courses.
  • VARK Learning Styles Inventory - Do you know your learning style? Take the inventory and talk with a Learning Services staff member about how to adapt your studying to your learning style(s).
  • The Art of Active Reading (.pdf) - This handout provides information on the SQ4R method of textbook/active reading.
  • Cornell Note-Taking Method (.pdf) - Want to learn how to take more complete and organized notes? This handout shares examples of the popular Cornell Note-Taking Method.
  • Comprehensive Test-Taking Tips (.pdf) - Trouble with tests? This handout covers tips for multiple choice, fill-in-the-blank, and short answer/essay questions as well as general test-taking tips.
  • Time Allocation Worksheet (.docx) - Do you ever wonder where your time goes? This helpful worksheet allows you to see how you are dividing your time currently, and it asks you to reflect on changes you may want to make to your priorities to be a healthier, more successful student.
  • To-Do List (.doc) - This list provides you with a template for planning out and prioritizing the important goals of your day. You can make it a part of your daily routine or simply use it when things begin to get busy and overwhelming.