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The Academic Success Center (ASC) Top 10 Tips for Academic Success
Who the ASC is and what they do ü Mission: provide comprehensive resources that help all Aggies achieve their academic goals ü The ASC provides a variety of academic services that help thousands of students each semester ü The ASC works with students to identify roadblocks to their success and develop long-term solutions
Our Services üAcademic Coaching üSupplemental Instruction (SI) üTutoring üTransfer Student Program (TSP) üCourses & Workshops üStudyhub. tamu. edu
ü Work one-one with a coach throughout a semester to develop an individualized plan to help you improve academically ü Group coaching also available for broader discussions of topics relevant to student success ü Visit: http: //asc. tamu. edu/Academic. Coaching WITH Academic Coaching
ü Peer-led study sessions and exam reviews WITH ü Offered outside of class 3 times a week for 50 min each ü Visit: http: //asc. tamu. edu/Supplemental. Instruction/Find-an-SI-Session Supplemental Instruction (SI)
ü Locations all around campus ü HIST, CHEM, BIOL, BICH, PSYC, POLI, MATH, ENGR, AND MORE ü Visit: http: //asc. tamu. edu/Tutoring- Tutor. Hubs/Find-Tutoring Tutorin g WITH
ü Meet other transfer students ü Learn about resources to help you succeed ü Get academic support ü HAVE FUN! ü Visit: http: //asc. tamu. edu/Transfer. Students WITH Transfer Student Program
ü Take workshops to help you improve academically: Commit to Success, Motivation Matters, GRIT ü Topics covered include study strategies, time management, motivation, and overcoming failure ü Visit: http: //asc. tamu. edu/Courses- Presentations/Courses-Workshops WITH Workshops
ü Find academic help on campus WITH ü Find tutors, help desks, Supplemental Instruction, help with writing, public speaking, Spanish, and more ü Link to handouts that help you with studying and organizing yourself to succeed ü Visit: http: //studyhub. tamu. edu/ Study. Hub
The Top 10 Tips for Academic Success These are good strategies to start from day one!
#1: Go to Class! ü If you are NOT going to class you are missing something! ü It is the #1 strategy for success! ü Meet with your professor BEFORE you are having issues. ü Make a friend!
#2: Be Prepared For Class ü Read before you go to class! ü If you have questions, write them down. ü Study, study! ü If a professor provides lecture notes, print them off.
#3: Take Good Notes ü Find a good seat and pay attention ü Listen actively ü Don’t try to write everything down ü Ask questions ü Use note-taking strategies: ü Cornell Notes ü Modified Outline ü T-Notes
#4: Implement a Time Management System ü Fixed Commitment Calendar, Day Planner, Study Log… ü 2 -3 hours per credit hour ü Schedule specific study times for each class ü Break up your tasks to fight procrastination ü If it doesn’t work for you, try something else!
#5: Identify Good Study Environments ü Know when you are most alert and what time you are able to study best. ü Find a place that is comfortable, but not TOO comfortable! ü Limit your external distractions and reduce your internal distractions. ü NEVER study in bed!
#6: Read Actively ü Preview/Survey ü Create questions to read with a purpose ü Avoid “Happy Highlighter Syndrome” ü Alternate readings with active study strategies ü Ask “Why? ” “How? ” and “What if? ” questions
#7: Review and Test Yourself ü Review your notes every day. ü Create and plan a study strategy for each exam. ü Develop your own study guides and practice exams. ü Use test preparation techniques ü Flash cards ü Timelines ü Comparison charts ü Concept Maps
#8: Think Positive ü Emotional state can affect learning! ü Develop “want to” ü Find relevance, value, and importance in any task. ü Develop “can do” ü Eliminate feelings of self doubt or feelings of frustration. ü Setting up SMART goals can make a difference.
#9: Know Your Resources ü Be familiar with academic resources on and off campus. ü Use available resources such as: ü Academic Success Center ü Counseling and Psychological Services ü Career Center ü University Writing Center ü Disability Services ü Studyhub. tamu. edu ü Your most important resources are your professors and academic advisor.
#10: Seek Help ü Seek help the moment you begin struggling ü Use available resources ü Meet with your professors and talk to your academic advisors ü Come the Academic Success Center for help and referral.
And don’t forget Study. Hub. tamu. edu!