Welcome! You are about to
explore a website that has been designed to improve your college study
skills. The mere fact that you’ve taken time to visit this site
suggests that you are already aware of the need to improve some area of
your academic skills, but in case you’re still uncertain about whether
the information available here is appropriate for you, ask yourself the
If you answered yes to ANY of these questions, then this site can help
you to become a better student! There
is information on general study habits, including fundamental
differences between high school and college lifestyles as well as the
academic expectations that college faculty have of you.
There are tips on how to more successfully manage your time.
There are strategies for taking better class notes, effectively
reading textbooks, and translating that knowledge into success on all
types of examinations. And
there is information on ways to develop productive relationships with
your instructors that will help you get the most out of your academic
experiences. In short,
there is plenty of useful information here.
This site is divided into several sections that you can explore in any
order. However, if this is
your first visit, you might want to start with the section on general
study habits before proceeding to more specialized topics.
After finishing a section, you can take a short quiz to test your
knowledge of the material that you just covered.
There are also links to commercial websites that offer study
skills improvement services that you may wish to investigate further. At the end of this site you will also find a list of Clemson
University faculty (organized by their colleges and departments) who are
willing to talk to you personally about your study habits.
Simply click on their e-mail address and ask to arrange an
I hope you find this site useful. With
careful application of the techniques described here and some focused
effort on your part, the road to classroom success can be made a much
smoother one. If you have
comments about this site’s content, or can offer suggestions for how
to improve it, please e-mail me by clicking on the address given below.