A Resource Guide to Helpful Academic Skills Media on the Web
The development of good academic skills is essential to academic success. There are many resources available online to help you improve your academic performance. We will be adding to this list over time. For now, you may want to watch our introductory video on the topic of Preparing for College Classes.
Five free videos to support college success; available on a single site. (Scroll down when you get to the linked web page to find the links to the individual videos.)
The Big Change
What’s the single most important thing you can do to adjust and make “The Big Change” to College Life? College students reveal the secret in this chapter.
You're In Charge
When you’re away at college, you’re in charge — not your parents and not your friends. New freedom, however, brings new responsibilities. College students tell how to cope with the fact that now You’re in Charge!
There’s a lot of work to do in college and a lot of fun to be had. You’ll do better academically and have more fun if you learn how to strike the right balance. The key is managing your time. You’ll learn how in this chapter.
Slow Starts, Fast Finishes
The reality of campus life is many students — even those most academically capable — experience a tough start. In this chapter, you’ll meet three students who ran into a few obstacles and learn how they successfully managed to overcome them.
This chapter is for non-traditional students, that is people who are in the mid-twenties and older (some of you are in your 40’s and 50’s) who are returning to college or attending for the first time after several years in the work force. You face challenges which are, to say the least, a little different than your typical 18 year old. In this video, you’ll hear from people just like you.
This five part series, presented by Cognitive Psychologist Dr. Stephen Chew, provides information about effective study strategies that will help you get the most out of your learning so you will be more likely to succeed:
Goal Setting and Action Planning (28 min)
This video helps students establish criteria for attainable goals and objectives, and show them how to evaluate goals on the basis of these criteria. While the focus is on career goals, the principles are applicable to academic goals as well.
The Power of Belief--Mindset and Success (10:52) Eduardo Briceno at TEDxManhattan
The way we understand our intelligence and abilities deeply impacts our success. Based on social science research and real life examples, Eduardo Briceño articulates how mindset, or the understanding of intelligence and abilities, is key.
Why We Procrastinate (9:51) Vik Nithy@TEDxYouth@ScotsCollege
Vik Nithy is the founder of 3 companies at the age of 20 including his own marketing consulting firm. Vik has been extremely successful despite being diagnosed with ADHD after finishing his school exams.
Even though many experts recommend eight hours of sleep a night, getting that much rest often seems impossible. This program offers ten scientific ways to get quality sleep, and more of it.
This video contains four news stories about how sleep affects learning.
Another helpful site--available from on and off campus:
Learning Strategies for General Chemistry (12:47)
The following informative videos are available to watch in the Learning Services Learning Lab:
Values and Goals (10:00)
Time Management (12:00)
Critical Thinking and Problem Solving (10:00)
Active Listening and Note Taking (10:00)
Researching, Reading, and Writing (12:00)
Studying and Test Taking (10:00)