Education

Study Skills and Strategies

College-level course work can often be more demanding than what is typically experienced in high school. Most college courses are designed to enhance critical thinking skills and require you to apply knowledge in new ways. If you have not been taking the rigorous college-track classes in high school or if it has been more than a few years since you have had high school courses, you may find that there are some academic skills that you may need to further develop in order to be better prepared for college-level coursework. Below are some resources related to evaluating and improving your academic skills.

Academic Integrity

Honesty, trust, respect, fairness, and responsibility are part of college as well as part of life.

Fundamental Values of Academic Integrity

What is Plagiarism?

Critical Thinking Skills

Success in college depends on the development of higher level thinking skills.

Critical Thinking in College

Critically Evaluating Information on a Website

Researching on the Internet

Language Learning

Chinese

ESL/English as a Second Language

French

Many Languages General study tools for many languages including vocabulary, games, and links to other sites.

Spanish

Tips for Studying Foreign Languages

Translation and Interpreting

Learning disabilities and difficulties in college

ADHD & Studying This site includes strategies to help you in school, with homework, and help with overall learning.

ADHD - A Student's Guide to Success Understanding the types of ADHD and ADD can help you to create study strategies to help you succeed in college. Three subtypes are identified in this website.

Learning Disabilities Online This site contains study skills, strategies, and tips on dealing with learning disabilities in college and in life.

National Center for Learning Disabilities This resource provides information about various types of learning disabilities, tips about transitioning to college, and strategies for studying.

Books

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Upcoming Workshops

    Workshops and seminars are a valuable tool to help you explore the different areas of the GPS LifePlan.

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Checklists
Career Checklist

Navigate your CareerPlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Assessed your values, interests, and skills?
  2. Researched possible career choices?
  3. Created a resume and cover letter?
  4. Activated your eFolio account?
  5. Started the job search process?

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan checklist.

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan list of activities and resources.

Education Checklist

Navigate your EducationPlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Developed SMART goals?
  2. Decided on a major or program of study?
  3. Assessed your learning style?
  4. Researched study skills and strategies?
  5. Arranged a meeting with an advising professional to select appropriate courses?

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan checklist.

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan list of activities and resources.

Finance Checklist

Navigate your FinancePlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Established your short and long-term financial goals?
  2. Created a budget?
  3. Explored resources to help you pay for college?
  4. Assessed your debt situation?
  5. Developed a savings plan for the future?

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan checklist.

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan list of activities and resources.

Leadership Checklist

Navigate your LeadershipPlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Assessed your leadership style?
  2. Completed a personality inventory?
  3. Formed your personal mission and vision statement?
  4. Explored the leadership resources?
  5. Participated in a campus or community activity to help build your leadership skills?
  6. Determined your Carbon Footprint?

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan checklist.

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan list of activities and resources.

Personal Checklist

Navigate your PersonalPlan by referencing the checklist below.

Have you:

  1. Explored the transition to college resources?
  2. Assessed your resiliency and ability to adapt to change?
  3. Established personal fitness goals?
  4. Examined the physical and mental wellness resources?
  5. Researched how to manage healthy relationships?

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan checklist.

Click here to view the GPS LifePlan list of activities and resources.