Academic Coaching

Guides and Materials

Getting Started...

The following guides are from Oregon State University's Academic Success Center: 


Time Management and Organization

  • Time Management: Take Control of Your Time with a Study Schedule (pdf)
  • LBCC Winter Term Planner (fillable pdf)
    Use this planner to map out your term. Enter the due dates for homework, discussion posts, and meetings, and plan longer assignments. This term planner shows all 10 weeks of  LBCC's Spring 2020 term. You can download the Chrome extension Kami if you would like to edit the pdf with colored text.
  • Study Schedule Template (Google Sheet)
    Block out times of the day for a week for fixed activities (work, classes, commute, meals, other obligations) and build in your study time. Consider that each credit you take may require 2 to 3 hours of study time per week. (12 credits = 24 to 36 hours of study time.) Please make a copy and save the sheet on your own Google drive to use it.
  • Weekly To-Do List (fillable pdf - from OSU)
    Prioritize weekly tasks with this handy graphic organizer.
  • Term At-A-Glance (fillable pdf from OSU)
    All examinations and due dates of major assignments, projects, and papers can be entered on the calendar to assist you in planning your course of study each week throughout the term.

Communicating with Others


 Reading Strategies




  • Note-taking 101 (pdf from OSU's Academic Success Center)
  • Cornell Notes
    Graphic how-to from from OSU's Academic Success Center
  • Cornell Notes/Mind Map/Outline format examples (pdf from OSU's Academic Success Center)
  • Two-Page Notes (fillable pdf)
    Graphic organizer for taking notes from lectures and from reading material. This method of organization can help you to see connections between concepts presented in different modes, form questions, and organize information.
  • Quickhand.pdf
  • Textbook Notes Self-Assesment (fillable pdf)
    Use this checklist to discern what elements of note-taking you are using, and what techniques you might like to adopt.