Developing good study habits and finding balance in course work and extracurricular activities are essential to academic success. Do you sometimes get behind in your assignments? Do you finish assignments the day before they are due? Are you sometimes pressured by peers to participate in activities when you need to study? Do you ask professors for extensions on assignments? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may want to schedule an appointment with an advisor in the Thomas P. Johnson Student Resource Center (TJ’s) to learn about our academic support services.
You may want to spend some time perusing the academic support documents and links provided on this webpage to help you improve your study habits, and to make better use of your time. The Weekly Planner document can be used to help you get organized (see a sample weekly planner). The Time Management SMART Model technique, the Anti-Procrastination Plan, and the RAPID: Realistic Academic Plan Discourse form are task related time management tools to help students develop realistic plans to complete assignments. The grade point average (g.p.a.) calculator can give you an estimate of your term g.p.a. and major g.p.a.
Also, you may want to check out multi language online Study Guides and Strategies website http://www.studygs.net/ It has guides and strategies for concentration, memorizing, ready and study skills, test taking, note taking, etc.
The Academic Progress Report form is a document used by students to request feedback from professors about their academic performance in a course. Students are expected to use the feedback on the form to help them identify areas needing improvement and to better utilize the services provided by TJ's. Students may request the carbon unit form in TJ’s.
The Learning Strategies Seminar (INT 100) is a course designed to assist students with their academic performance by developing better reading and study habits, learning effective note-taking techniques, planning and managing time efficiently, improving testing skills, managing stress, defining academic goals, and other college adjustment skills. It is a 1-semester hour credit, letter grade course that meets the last 8 weeks of the term. Students must register with the instructor in TJ’s.
Remember, we all have the same amount of time. It is what we chose to do with it that makes it different for each of us. Successful students often do their assignments soon after receiving them and they seek help early. TJ's offers tutoring for most courses and help with writing papers for any course. You may request an appointment with a peer tutor or writing consultant online at http://r-net.rollins.edu/twc/just-for-students/schedule-an-appointment.html