Students utilizing the Academic Support Center and the Cooper Success Center need to come prepared to maximize the benefits of these sessions. To make the very most of your tutorial time and to realize a successful semester, we recommend:
See http://www.howtostudy.org which features study skills curricula used in colleges and tutoring centers.
Check out the Purdue OWL (on-line writing lab) at owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/ which offers over 200 resources including:
* Grammar and Mechanics
* Style Guides (APA, MLA)
* ESL (English as a Second Language)
* Professional Writing
Studying for a midterm or final exam can be a daunting task, especially if you are not sure how to approach the subject. See California Polytechnic State at http://sas.calpoly.edu/asc/ssl/tests-preparationsugg.html for a good resource on steps to prepare for exams.
See the video, Beating the Big Bad Wolf (requires flash player), a multimedia test anxiety presentation from Austin Community College.
The VARK is an excellent guide to learning styles, complete with questionnaire and Help sheets for studying and learning tips for each style.
North Carolina State University has a good learning styles questionnaire and helpful information.
California Polytechnic State University provides a good assessment of the different systems for taking notes, their advantages and disadvantages, and when to use each.
Also, see the video on the Cornell Note-Taking method from Dartmouth College (and take a look at their other videos as well).