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Academic Support Skills


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Academic success is something that most college students desire. It will be challenging and if you are unprepared, it can be stressful and difficult to accomplish. Luckily, with the right resources it can be much simpler to succeed in your courses. The old adage of study smarter instead of harder is very true; there are many techniques and strategies that you can utilize to help simplify your studying and help to improve your academic performance.

A large part of academic success is the desire on the part of the student. This page is a starting point, designed with you in mind. Here you will find a few suggestions and ideas, but mostly there will be links for you to search, read and learn about your specific academic needs whether it be note taking, exam prep, focus, memorization or any other aspect of academics.

Student Support Advisement is a collaborative resource that encourages students to take charge of their own education experience and in that spirit, you are encouraged to begin your research here! If you have any questions about locating resources or if you would like to review anything that you find in your search with the Student Support Advisor you are more than welcome to schedule an appointment!

Before exploring skills and strategies to earn better grades, you may want to review what it means to be a responsible and organized student. Consider the following:

  • Student Assessment: Accountability and Organization
  • Learning Styles
  • Reading Strategies
  • Resources
  • Note Taking
  • Study Skills
  • Time Management


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