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  • How to Get Focused After Fall Break
    Get organized: Look at your class schedules to find assignments, tests and projects coming up and make a plan to complete everything on time.…  
  • The A+ Paper: Writing Stronger Papers Using a 3-Point Thesis Approach
    One staple of college life is writing research papers. And while the process may be grueling for some, knowing how to write well is…  
  • Exam Strategies to Prepare for your Online Midterms
    Midterms are here and taking an online exam can present some interesting challenges when it comes to test preparation. Having a test-prep strategy can…  
  • The Art of Studying More Efficiently
    The way we study influences our comprehension of concepts and information. Simply capturing facts (i.e. taking notes) is not enough; we must internalize the information in a way that develops a deep understanding. This is why some people do poorly on exams despite studying for several hours. Recording facts without processing the underlying concepts; inefficient note taking skills; poor time management; and not having a strategic study plan contribute to the phenomenon of students who study but still do not score high on their exams. The following tips will help you develop study habits that are more efficient and less time consuming. 
  • Time Management: Cornerstone of Student Success
    Between school, work, family and social obligations, finding time to get everything done can be a challenge. This is especially true for students taking online courses that have a lot of work-at-your-own-pace lectures and reading assignments. However, with a time management plan this does not have to be an obstacle. The following tips can help you develop a basic time management strategy for your online courses and reduce stress in your academic life. 
  • 10 Tips For Online Success
    Have regular, reliable access to a computer and Internet service. You should have at least one back—up computer—either personal or borrowed—in the event your…  
  • Communication Tips for Students in Summer Courses
    Make an effort to get to know your Professor Introduce yourself on the first day of class. The pace of summer school moves very…  
  • How to Get Focused After Spring Break
    Get organized:  Look at your class schedules to find assignments, tests and projects coming up and make a plan to complete everything on time.  …  
  • 5 Myths About Online Classes
    While you don’t have to be a computer expert to take an online course, you will need to have a basic knowledge of computers. The good news is most of these skills can easily be learned online or on campus through the IT Services Student Computer Lab located on the first floor of the Ottenheimer Library in room LIB 104. Also see the additional resources section at the end of this article for a list of helpful websites.