Academic Success

Resources to help student succeed in college:

Academic Advisors star
Academic advisors can be one of the best resources on campus for students. Advisors are often experts in university regulations and degree requirements. They also can help students as they adjust to college life and prepare for their futures.

Classroom Etiquette star
Conducting yourself appropriately in your college classrooms shows your professors that your courses are important to you. It also shows respect to your professor and your classmates. However, if you are a new student, you may be uncertain as to what behavior is appropriate.

Defining Success star
Before we can really know that we are successful in life, we must know what success means to us. We must create our own definition of what we most want out of life. This will also help us ensure we are on track to success. and let us know when we are off track.

Discussion Questions : Mistakes to Avoid star
If you are enrolled in a distance learning or a blended learning course, you will probably be required to answer discussion questions, which are actually virtual discussions. To get the most out of these virtual discussions you must avoid common mistakes.

Email Etiquette for College Students star
College students often interact with professors, advisors, and other college staff members through email. Therefore, it is important for students to learn how to interact with college personnel appropriately so that they form a positive opinion of the students.

Goal Setting Steps star
Setting long-term and short-term goals become our road maps to success. Therefore, it is important to carefully plan out goals.

Guide to Grammar and Writing star[offsite link]
Capital Community College´s Guide to Grammar and Writing website.

How to Stay Motivated in the Summer Session star
Does it feel like everyone else is having fun while you are trudging to your summer class and while sitting in your room studying? The summer session can be a difficult time of the year to stay motivated. Using motivation strategies can help you stay energized during the summer session.

Navigating Campus star
Getting around campus can feel like walking through a maze if you are not familiar with the resources available. Colleges have many offices, each with its own specialization, designed to help students. Understanding the services provided by the offices will make your college experience easier.

Note Taking Using the STAR Method star
The STAR note taking method is a simple and effective method to help students get the most out of lectures and prepare for tests. Taking effective notes during class is an important skill for college students to master because many college classes are presented in a lecture format.

Purdue´s Online Writing Lab (OWL) - Research Citation star[offsite link]
A writing guide on citing research.

Steps for Better Textbook Reading star
Have you ever read pages in a textbook and found that you do not know what you just read? It is important to use textbook-reading strategies when reading textbooks to retain the maximum amount of information.

Study Abroad Programs -- Interview with Will White star
An interview with Will White, study abroad enthusiast and student affairs professional discussing study abroad programs. Includes general information for those interested in study abroad.

Test Taking Strategies - After the Test star
Following a test, it is important to reflect on it to prepare effectively for future tests. Whether you will need to understand the information for future tests, similar courses, or just for general knowledge, reviewing will help you retain more knowledge and perform better on future tests.

Test Taking Strategies - During the Test star
To do well on a test, it takes more than studying to do well on tests. There are some basic techniques that can be used during tests that are helpful on most college tests.

Test Taking Strategies - Preparation star
Test taking can be a challenge. Even when you have studied for a test, you may still have difficulty recalling important information and solving problems. Effective test preparation can improve your performance on tests.

Twitter for College Students star
Twitter can be a great learning tool for college students. Suggestions are provided here for students to keep up with the latest news and prepare for their futures.

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