Guides and Materials
- How to Study as a Remote Learner
A guide to time management and organization tips for this term
- Start of Term Checklist (pdf)
An LBCC to-do list for the first 3 weeks of term.
- How Are My Classes Meeting? (Google Doc)
A graphic organizer to keep track of the different platforms and times classes are meeting online.
- The Study Cycle (fillable pdf - from OSU)
A visual approach to developing a plan for studying and learning.
The following guides are from Oregon State University's Academic Success Center:
- 10 Questions to Ask About Your Course
- 10 Quick Questions to Ask Your Instructor Before Completing Online Homework
- Time Management for Remote and Online Learning
- Creating a Productive Study Space
- Physical Strategies to Support Learning
- Test Prep: Hacked! - Guide to making a plan for effective test preparation.
- Best Strategies for Test-Taking (pdf)
- Dealing With Test Anxiety (pdf)
- How to Prepare for and Take a Math Test (pdf)
- Strategies for Answering Essay Questions (pdf)
Time Management and Organization
- Time Management: Take Control of Your Time with a Study Schedule (pdf)
- Winter Term 2022 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. 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: Reading Efficiently & Effectively (pdf)
- Active Reading Fundamentals (pdf from OSU's Academic Success Center)
- Reading Difficult Material
- The Role of Silence in Learning
- When Reading is Tough
- SQ4R: Survey, Question, Record-Recite-Review
- 6 Strategies for Understanding Texts
- Note-taking 101 (pdf from OSU's Academic Success Center)
- Note Templates (examples) (pdf from OSU's Academic Success Center)
- Note Templates (blank) (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.
- Taking Math Class Notes (pdf)
- Textbook Notes Self-Assessment (fillable pdf)
Use this checklist to discern what elements of note-taking you are using, and what techniques you might like to adopt.
- Understanding a Metacognitive Approach: A Key Component to College Success (pdf)
- Concept/Process Maps - a How-To Guide (pdf)
- Active Studying Fundamentals (pdf from OSU's Academic Success Center)
- Guidelines for Making Effective Flashcards.pdf
- How to Study With Kids in the House.pdf
- Overcoming Concentration Problems.pdf
- Bloom's Taxonomy-Simple.pdf
- Bloom's Taxonomy-Overview.pdf
- Bloom's Taxonomy Cue Questions and Activities.pdf
- OSU Cafe (link to resource at Oregon State University)
Workshops, learning resources and appointments with people who can help you find answers to questions of personal finance