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Office of Student Success

Success Tips

Focus and Concentration

http://blog.gradguard.com/2012/11/06/college-students-stay-focused/

This site has 5 ways to help college students stay focused. 

https://www.myklassroom.com/blog/10-tips-to-help-you-tune-out-distractions-and-focus-on-your-studies/ 

This site has 10 tips how to tune out DISTRACTIONS and FOCUS on your studies.

http://www.k-state.edu/counseling/topics/career/concentr.html

 

This handout provides the inter-dependence of healthy sleep and academic performance.

 

Textbook Reading

https://wellness.huhs.harvard.edu/sleep 

This handout provides steps to take when you read challenging text and organize your notes and thoughts.

https://bsc.harvard.edu/files/interrogating_texts_six_reading_habits_to_develop_in_your_first_year_at_harvard.pdf

This handout provides 6 reading habits to develop when engaging a text.  They are very important information for a 1st year student.

https://bsc.harvard.edu/files/remembering_what_you_read_revised_fall_2011.pdf

What good is it if you do not remember what you read?  This handout recommends strategies to practice that will help your memory.

http://ucc.vt.edu/academic_support/online_study_skills_workshops/SQ3R_improving_reading_comprehension.html

How you read a textbook and a biography is different. This site provides reading techniques for college courses.

https://guides.lib.uoguelph.ca/StudyEffectively 

This site provides classis way of reading and learning from textbook which student in-group or individual study sessions. 

http://counselling.athabascau.ca/whats_in_it_for_me.php

This site provides 10 tips to get the most out of your textbook.

 

Note Taking

http://www.csbsju.edu/academic-advising/study-skills-guide/lecture-note-taking

This handout addresses students concerns about note-taking and frequently asked questions.

http://uaap.mit.edu/node/2085

This site simply answers why students need to take notes in addition to the instructors’ handouts.

http://ucc.vt.edu/academic_support/study_skills_information/note_taking_and_in-class_skills.html

 

This site has simple steps for note taking.

http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/success/notes.html

This site provides information on listening and note taking.  It also has more links to various ways of taking notes.

 

Memory

https://bsc.harvard.edu/files/remembering_what_you_read_revised_fall_2011.pdf

What good is it if you do not remember what you read?  This handout recommends strategies to practice that will help your memory.

http://ucc.vt.edu/academic_support/study_skills_information/remembering.html

This site provides detailed tips based on two types of memory.  

https://www.mindtools.com/memory.html

This site provides specific techniques to strengthen your memory and to efficiently study. 

http://scs.tamu.edu/?q=node/95

Dispelling some myths about memory, this site gives credit to our brain and provides detailed research based tips and you can practice.

 

Test Preparation

https://casc.byu.edu/testtaking-strategies

Some students dread those quizzes and exams.  This site provides tips on test taking strategies, how to prepare for different types of test questions and essay questions.  

https://www.southwestern.edu/offices/success/academic-assistance/mentoring-skill-development/test-taking-strategies/ 

This site gives information on test taking strategies as well as tips on how to answer the different types of test questions and key words to look for when reading essay questions.

 

Time Management

http://counselling.athabascau.ca/time_management.php

This site gives students some tips on how to manage their time effectively while still living a healthy lifestyle.

http://counselling.athabascau.ca/procrastination.php

This site brings up how procrastination can be a slippery slope for students, and ways to avoid falling into procrastination patterns.

 

College Health 101

http://readsh101.com/etsu.html

This site provides broad information on several areas of campus life.  It has tips and recommendations for healthy campus life.

http://healthservices.camden.rutgers.edu/topics_wellness

This site recommends tips for maintaining healthy and active social and academic life for college students by categories such as diet, exercise etc.

http://www.pennlive.com/bodyandmind/index.ssf/2010/08/7_ways_for_students_to_live_he.html

This site provides 7 tips for students to live healthier and achieve your goals.

https://bsc.harvard.edu/files/sleep_and_academic_performance_a_quiz.pdf

This handout provides the inter-dependence of healthy sleep and academic performance.

http://healthysleep.med.harvard.edu/portal/

This site helps to learn and understand the importance of healthy sleep and its impact on health and learning.

http://www.hio.harvard.edu/adjusting-new-culture

This site provides information that students need to be aware of and expect as a new student.  It points out critical moments that students will experience during the first month or two.

 

Extra links

Learning Support Program UAC: http://www.etsu.edu/uac/learningsupport/ccompletion.php

All Trio Programs: http://www.etsu.edu/academicaffairs/trio/

ETSU Advisement Resources Career Center: http://www.etsu.edu/arc/

Mathematics & statistics Resources: http://www.etsu.edu/cas/math/resources.php

Campus Map: http://www.etsu.edu/ehome/documents/etsu-map.pdf

Counseling Center: http://www.etsu.edu/students/counseling/

Questions about being “Undeclared or Undecided” http://www.etsu.edu/uac/undecided.php

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