The Advising Success Center has developed this toolbox of documents and links to help you improve your academic skills.
Time Management and Organizational Tools
- Time Management Skills and Strategies
Web article on strategies you can use to improve your time management skills.
- 10 Tips for Time Management
Tips to manage your study time more effectively.
- Using a Daily Planner
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
- Online Study Skills Inventory
Discover your study strengths and weaknesses with this free assessment of your study skills with tips for improvement.
- 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
- Tips for Success
Ten tips to help you make the most of college life, and excel in your classes.
- Study Tips for Academic Success
Essential skills you need to do well in your classes.
Use association techniques and exercises to help you improve your memorization of terms and concepts.
- 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.
- Note Taking
Note taking is an essential feature of a good student. Here is provided some links to improve the skill of note taking.
- How to Make an Outline
Clear concise instructions on creating an outline.
- How to Form a Study Group
Form a study group that stays on task and gets things done.
- How to Read a Textbook
Useful tips on actively reading your college textbook.
- How to Study History
Useful suggestions on how to approach your history classes most effectively.
- Test Preparation
Essential techniques to help you better understand your material and strategies for successful test taking.
- Relaxation Exercise for 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 consist 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.