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!!
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!
Active Reading from Dartmouth College's Academic Skills Center
Taking Good Notes / The Cornell Method from Princeton's McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning
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
Understanding Academic Anxiety from Cornell University's Center for Learning and Teaching
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.