We have compiled a list of tools, both our own and links to external pages, that we hope will help you be successful at Furman. For additional assistance in Study Skills, contact Dr. Barbara Foltz or any other member of our staff. Feel free to use what you think will work for you!!

   

Study Tips

48 IPAD apps college students LOVE

College Success Skills (ppt): College is a tough time for many. See what we, in the Center for Academic Success, have to say about being successful in college.

When, Where, and How to Study from Dartmouth College's Academic Skills Center

How To Study.org provides helpful tips for a variety of subjects from study skills to getting organized

Academic Success Videos: Dartmouth College provides an innovative and interactive way to learn new study skills


Time Management / Planners

Important Dates at Furman: drop/add dates, midterms, exams, etc.

Fall 2013 - Spring 2014 Semester Planner: Get organized for the year by adding your assignments and important events to this calendar which already includes all the important academic dates and deadlines

Time Management (ppt): Struggle with Time Management? We have ways to help!

Steps for Setting Up an Effective Calendar from Duke University's Academic Resource Center

Weekly Academic Schedule Plan

Weekly / Monthly appointment book: This is an example of a great planner that will help you schedule both daily and long term assignments, projects, exams, and meetings. 

Project Management to AVOID PROCRASTINATION from the University of Pennsylvania

Weekly goals worksheet: Set your goals weekly on Sunday night and never miss another assignment

Weekly (hourly) Planner

To-Do Lists Not Your Style? Here Cornell University provides some "Time Management for Right Brained People" tips

Weekly Schedule Plan: Plan out your week to find free time you never knew was there!

 

Reading

Active Reading from Dartmouth College's Academic Skills Center

 

Note Taking

Taking Good Notes / The Cornell Method from Princeton's McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning

 

Writing

Furman's Writing and Media Lab: information on writing, finding the writing lab, and meeting with a writing consultant 

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides over 200 free resources, including APA / MLA formatting guides, avoiding plagiarism, researching, grammar and mechanics, developing a resume, etc. 

Materials for Writers : detailed information covering each step in the writing process, from Dartmouth College's Institute for Writing and Rhetoric

How to Write an A+ Paper: a free step by step guide from AResearchGuide.com to help you write an A+ research paper

Write Well Mini-Lectures: Macalester College has created a series of mini video lectures that cover each step of the writing process

 

Test Prep / Test Taking Strategies

Test Taking (ppt): Be sure you get the grade you deserve!

Steps for Exam Success from Princeton's McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning 

The Bullseye Test Prep Method from Duke University

American University's Study and Test-Taking Strategies

 

Anxiety

Understanding Academic Anxiety from Cornell University's Center for Learning and Teaching

 

Participation

Increasing your Class Participation: includes a participation quiz and steps to increase your in class participation. From San Francisco State University.

 

Take Care of Your Self

Sleep, Learning, and Memory: here Harvard's Medical School details research regarding how important sleep is in the academic setting

Furman's LiveWell program: Furman's Health Science Department provides information on eating well, getting moving, managing weight and stress, and reducing your risk of disease

 

Communicating with Professors

How to Approach a Professor for Help from the University of Florida's Counseling and Wellness Center

Questions to ask your professors during office hours: What do you ask when you go to office hours? The College of Charleston has a few quick suggestions to help you find critical information about an upcoming test or to study smarter.

Professor Contact List: A quick and easy way to have information handy when you need to get in touch with your professor. Use this tool to set meetings with your professor before tests or just to clarify assignments.

 

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