Academic Transition Coach
You are invited to make appointments to discuss improving your study skills. Learn to create habits to successfully negotiate your academic and personal challenges. Look at how you are spending your time, discuss what your priorities are, and work to master effective study habits. During a consultation, create a plan and then stay in touch with the Academic Transition Coach for support as your academic skills grow. Here is a list of study skills you can explore:
Students need to recognize how much time they have, either to waste or to use effectively. During a consultation, students will define realistic time management strategies and map out a personal schedule. It is often a revelation to students that their devotion to Facebook and texting are interfering with their academic success!
Many college students still need to learn how to take effective notes, so they will bring notes from a class to the consultation. Students will review these notes to explore their note taking strategies, and once they identify a pattern, they will learn about the Cornell Method and work to adapt their notes to this model. This allows students to identify main points, connect their own thoughts, and synthesize information from class and the text.
Many students suffer from test anxiety and don't even know it. A student who has more than one of the following symptoms before or during an exam, is encouraged to make an appointment: Feeling restless; being on edge or ramped up; feeling angry or irritable; procrastinating; experiencing a fear of failure; easily distracted; having difficulty with concentrating and/or feeling as though their mind goes blank. Students will hear about ways to manage these symptoms so they can become successful test takers.
Test Taking Strategies:
Some students struggle with exams but feel as though they studied well. Students who feel this way are encouraged to come and talk about some simple strategies that can put them at ease while testing.
Some students have difficulty reading textbooks. There are several strategies that will help them remember information and develop the ability to comprehend the college-level material. Students can learn about these and practice them with their own course content during a consultation.
Text Book Reading:
Have you ever heard of SQR4? If not, make an appointment to discover an efficient and effective strategy for reading your textbooks.
Want more tips and strategies? Download our Academic Transition Tips!
Students can meet with the Academic Transition Coach one-on-one by appointment. Be sure to click on the correct date before saving your appointment time.
Call the Academic Support Center at 815-1296 for more information about this academic service.