Skill Building

Building up academic success skills is important in your academic career, but has far-reaching implications in your personal, social, and professional life as well. Make sure you are ready for the challenges of academic and professional success by working on these general life skills.

Time Management

  • Mind Tools - Time Management: This site includes a diagnostic quiz to see where you can improve on your time management skills. Once you have taken the quiz, the website offers plenty of resources to help you figure out how to effectively schedule your time, and stick to it.
  • 10 Easy Time Management Strategies: This article provides 10 clear and easy ways to implement strategies for effectively using and managing your time, allowing for academic, personal, and community involvement.


  • How to Study: A comprehensive collection of resources that will walk you through the studying process to make sure you are using your time as effectively as possible.
  • 9 Awesome Study Tips for College Students: This article provides some great tips and strategies for studying, from picking the right environment to staying on task and minimizing distractions.

Note Taking

  • Note Taking Methods: There are several proven methods for effectively taking notes. This site describes the Cornell Method, Outline Method, and Mapping Method. Check them out and see which one would work best for you.

Test Taking

  • Test Taking Strategies: This site helps students develop their test taking skills. Students are guided on how to prepare for, and approach an exam, along with how to tackle different kinds of questions.
  • Tips for Better Test Taking: A very personalized and interactive site that helps students learn about their own test taking strengths and weaknesses, and learn better ways to prepare for and take an exam.

Stress Management

  • Managing Stress: This is an interactive site that teaches students how to manage their stress. They provide advice and recommendations in overcoming stressful situations and problems, and tips on how to set realistic goals. 
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