Discover essential skills and tools to succeed in your academic journey. Learn how to manage your time effectively, assess your learning style, improve study skills and reduce exam anxiety. Check out our resources for academic success planning, GPA calculators and more.
Time Management and Organizational Tools
- Tips to Make the Most out of Your Day
Tips to manage your study time more effectively.
- Using a Daily Planner the Right Way
A key way to manage your time is through the use of a daily planner. Learn how to use it effectively.
- Activity Log
Download this activity log which helps you get a picture of how you spend your time.
- Priority Task Sheet
Download this task sheet to help you manage your assignments and tasks according to priority. Download contains log form and directions for use.
Study Skills Assessments
- Index of Learning Styles Questionnaire
Free online assessment of your learning style with study skill strategies based on your personal learning style.
Assess your top five innate talents and use the online resources to develop your academic strengths in college.
Successful Study Strategies
- Top 10 Tips for College Life
Ten tips to help you make the most of college life, and excel in your classes.
- Set Yourself up For Academic Excellence
Essential skills you need to do well in your classes.
- Tips to Help Concentration
Strategies to help you stay focused during study time.
- Are You Sleep Deprived?
Take this quiz to see if you’re getting enough rest to perform at your peak.
- How to Take Better Notes
Note taking is an essential feature of a good student. Here is provided some links to improve the skill of note taking.
- Write a Better Outline
Clear concise instructions on creating an outline.
- How to Read a Textbook
Useful tips on actively reading your college textbook.
- Ease Your Exam Anxiety
Strategies to help you conquer exam anxiety and perform your best when it counts.
- Calculate Semester GPA
Calculate your semester GPA in order to assess your academic progress.
- Raising Your GPA
Use this calculator to see what you may need to earn this semester to raise your cumulative GPA goal.
Academic Success Planning
The Academic Success Plan consists of both a Student Development Plan and a Student Enrollment Plan.
- Student Development Plan
The Student Development Plan identifies areas of student challenges and ways to support student challenges. The Student Development Plan is specifically developed for students conditionally admitted to the university or those placed on academic warning or academic probation.
- Student Enrollment Plan
The Student Enrollment Plan is a semester-by-semester map of your enrollment at BSU.