Tools for Academic Success
Achieving Academic Excellence -- This document articulates the academic expectations that we have for Wittenberg students. We have high expectations for our students - when much is expected, much is achieved.
Personal Assessment – Establishing Academic Priorities -- Students are encouraged to assess their strengths and the obstacles that affect their academic success. This self-assessment will help students reflect on the previous semester and set goals for future semesters.
Studying, Reading, and Note Taking -- Read this handout to learn some new strategies and tips for studying, reading, and taking notes.
Test Taking -- Want to learn how to be a better test taker? Here are some tips that will help you study for tests and survive the exam.
Test Anxiety -- Almost everyone experiences some level of anxiety before tests or other important events in our lives. A little anxiety can often help motivate us, but too much and it can become a problem. This handout talks about test anxiety and how to reduce or manage your anxiety.
Exam Planner -- Take this quiz to find out how prepared you are for taking an exam and devise a study plan.
Overcoming Procrastination -- Do you tend to procrastinate? Procrastination keeps you from starting, working on, or finishing important tasks. But why do you procrastinate? By looking at the reasons you put
things off, you will make valuable discoveries about yourself that can help you put an end to procrastination.
Time Management Tips -- Sophomores who had a great first year typically talk about realizing, when they got to college, that they had to think about how to spend their time. With college comes more personal freedom and responsibility. It is a balancing act – balancing academics, work, social activities, and other responsibilities. To be able to successfully “juggle” all of these responsibilities requires skills in prioritizing and managing time.
Time Analysis -- Are you having difficulty managing your responsibilities? If so, then you should evaluate how you are spending your time.
Sample Planner -- You can print out this 31-day Sample FranklinCovey Planner, so you can “test drive” using a planner. Using a planner can help you keep track of your responsibilities and help you manage your time.
How to Prioritize and Get Things Done -- When you prioritize, you're determining what needs to get done, and in what order you should perform those actions. Very often, one may concentrate on getting lots of easy tasks done. But just because you're crossing off tons of items on your To Do list, doesn't necessarily mean
you're completing the important stuff--the tasks that will help you achieve your goals.
Daily To-Do List Form -- The A-B-C Method: A. I Must Do!, B. I Should Do!, C. I Could Do!
Developing a Plan and Setting Goals -- Are you setting SMART goals for you to achieve? Your goals should be specific, measurable, attainable, realistic and timely.
The Assignment Calculator is a tool designed to help students structure and manage their projects by breaking the research process into discrete steps with deadlines.