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Writing Center: Study Skills Help

This guide helps with writing and directs people to the writing center and their materials.

Effective Notetaking

Effective note-taking is vital to ensuring collegiate success. Just like any skill, effective note-taking requires practice. However, there are core habits that strong note-takers share. By incorporating these habits, you’ll be able to take notes more effectively, which will allow you to retain more of your courses’ material.

Reading Textbooks

Reading a textbook is a much different process than reading a novel or magazine. To extract information quickly and effectively, we suggest using the THIEVES strategy of speed-reading outlined in this guide.

Tips for taking Exams

Exams are inevitable for students, but they don’t have to be painful. The tips outlined in this guide can help you get ready for and get through your exams. They can also help you prepare for class presentations and in-class assignments.

Stress Management

Students face a wide range of stressors: grades, applications, work, finances, friendships, and family relationships. Managing these stressors is necessary for students to succeed both in their personal and academic lives.

Time Management

Effective time management is crucial to reducing stress and accomplishing goals. By managing your time more efficiently, you’ll be able to feel confident in your ability to meet both personal and academic challenges.