Academic Success

The road to student success is not always smooth and easy going.  Even the most successful students encounter a bump in the road here and there and can use a little guidance.  Below you will find many resources to help guide you on your road to academic success.

Test Taking

Test Taking Tips For:

  • Text anxiety
  • Online test taking
  • Math tests 
  • Essay tests
  • Multiple choice tests

Check out the following articles that provide advice and strategies on test taking.  Test-Anxiety(pdf) and Essay Exams(pdf)

Read the How to Study for Mid-Term exams(pdf) article

General Study Tips

Active Reading – What is Active Reading? How can I use Active Reading in my classes?

Study Groups –  How to create an effective study group.

Concentration – Do you have trouble concentrating? Check out this link for tips on improving your concentration.

Class Attendance – Why attending class IS important to your academic success.

Note taking – Tips on ensuring you keep good class notes

Memory  - Tips and techniques on learning and retaining information.

Group Projects – How to survive group assignments

Goal Setting  - How to set and achieve S.M.A.R.T. goals and keep them.

Plagiarism – What it is and how to avoid it.

Oral Presentations/Speeches – Tips on delivering a great speech or oral presentation.

Time Management

Time Management – How do you spend your time? Use this worksheet to help you determine how you use your time and how to make the best of your 168 hours.

Time Management Worksheet  - Download and fill out the time management worksheet to help you keep yourself on schedule.

Procrastination –  We all procrastinate at times. Read the article for tips on avoiding procrastination pitfalls.


Links to Useful Websites by Subject

All Subjects

Khan Academy

Website dedicated to online learning in a wide variety of subjects such Math (Elementary, High School, and College), Biology, Physics, Chemistry, Astronomy, Economics, Humanities. Video lectures and online practice exercises.


SOS Math

Great resource for math review material from Algebra to Differential Equations.

Math Power

Great resource for math review material from Algebra to Differential Equations.

Purple Math

Free online written lessons for most algebra topics.

Math Portal  

Website for high school through college math students. Includes lessons, formulas and online calculators.


MathTV contains thousands of videos covering topics from basic math through calculus.


University of Illinois at Urbana-Champlain Writer's Workshop

The Center for Writing Studies site contains information on grammar, citation styles, general writing tips and ESL Resources.

Purdue University's Online Writing Lab

The Purdue Online Writing Lab offers free resources on the following topics.

  • Writing and Teaching Writing
  • Research
  • Grammar and Mechanics
  • Style Guides
  • ESL (English as a Second Language)
  • Job Search and Professional Writing

Anatomy and Physiology

Get Body Smart

Online tutorials, interactive illustrations, and quizzes to assist with learning human anatomy and physiology.

Free Web Anatomy Self Tests

Free Anatomy Quiz

Both websites offer free online quizzes to help you learn a wide variety of anatomy and physiology subjects.

Anatomy Arcade

A fun approach to reviewing anatomy and physiology. Interactive games help with reviewing systems of the body.

General Study Skills

How to Study

Awesome website for information on how to succeed in college. Information on everything from setting goals, time management, learning styles, memory improvement, and test taking strategies.