Education

Study Skills and Strategies

Learning Styles

Studies show that we each have a learning style that best helps us to learn. Try at least one of the following assessments to see how you can maximize your learning skills. Assessments and results are free.

Index of Learning Styles (ILS) This is an on-line instrument used to assess learning preferences on four dimensions (active/reflective, sensing/intuitive, visual/verbal, and sequential/global).

Learning Style Assessments This site provides a general overview of learning styles.

LINKup Employability Skills Learning Styles This assessment helps you compare how you learn with key employment skills.

Multiple Intelligences Assessment This inventory is based on Howard Gardner's theories of eight different learning styles.

VARK Assessment This assessment measures your Visual, Aural, Reading & Writing, and Kinesthetic learning styles.

Note Taking and Listening Skills

Active Listening Tips

Cornell Note Taking System

Lecture Note Taking

Mapping

Note Taking in Lectures

Note Taking Systems

Online Learning Skills

The following resources offer strategies for the online learner including an assessment, time management tips, netiquette, and more.

Life-Online: An Introduction to Online Learning

Computer Basics Tutorials

Tips for Taking Online Courses

Successful Online Learners

Help with Online Learning

Citing Websites

Netiquette

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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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?

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