Learning how to effectively plan your time and staying on top of your schoolwork is both challenging and rewarding. On this Resources page, Academic Support also provides helpful handouts (and additional links) to use as study guides, reference, review, or refreshers. Learn techniques and strategies to make the most of your study time and to hone those skills that will help you succeed not just as a student, but as a professional in your chosen career. The handouts are easy to access and view online, or you can print them out to keep with you.
How Do I Take Notes?
A self-reflection exercise to start thinking about what note-taking style works for you.
Study Smarter Not Harder
Some important study tips, and questions to ask about how you use your study time.
Test Stress and Prep
A self-reflection exercise to start thinking about how you prepare for a test.
Semester Planner 2019-2020
This planner gives you the complete fall and spring semesters at a glance, so you can keep the big picture in mind.
Time Management Tips
A beginner's guide to time management, followed by a weekly calendar template and planning exercise.
Weekly Project To-Do List
A visual planning chart to start breaking down bigger projects into manageable goals.
Math Study Tips
Some proven tips and strategies on how to study for math, in and outside of class.
Reading and Writing
Building An Outline
A general guide for building your essay outline, followed by an outline template to start organizing your writing.
Plagiarism: What Is It and How Do I Avoid It?
A brief guide to what plagiarism is, and how we give proper credit to an author's words or ideas.
Some additional resources on study tips, writing, research, and learning in general:
- New York College Learning Skills Association
- Khan Academy
- OWL The Purdue Online Writing Lab
- MLA Style Center
Be sure to check out our very own Learning Resource Center page. Go to MySUNYOrange to access a wealth of information!