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Academic Success Toolkit

Tips for Academic Success

  • Aim for perfect attendance in each class.
  • Use campus resources early and often-- professors' office hours, subject tutoring, the Writing Center, and the Math Center.
  • Use a planner to track deadlines, tasks, and social commitments. Carry it with you to every class.
  • Compare lecture notes with a classmate to identify areas for improvement.
  • Use helpful technology!
  • Practice active reading-- highlight, write in the margins of the text, take notes, and develop questions to ask later.
  • Create a 3-5 day study plan for every exam. Include study groups with classmates, tutoring sessions, and active study tools like flashcards and study guides.
  • Contact the Office of Academic Services Deans for individualized study skills support.
  • Contact an Academic Success Peer Mentor for one-on-one advice: