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Academic Resources

Cornell Note Taking - A technique that helps you create a study guide as you take notes

MIND MAPPING - Especially helpful for visual learners, this study skill helps you see the connections between concepts

Outlines - If you like your class material strictly organized, create outlines!

Flashcards - Many people use flash cards, but not always effectively. Use these tips to get the most out of your flash cards

SQ3R Reading Worksheet - Survey, Question, Read, Recite, Review – a reading strategy that makes you engage with the material and remember it better

UConn Academic Calendar - Important dates at UConn – stay aware of academic deadlines!

What Type of Learner Are You - A short questionnaire that helps you determine if you are a visual, auditory, or kinesthetic learner

New Resources

The Major Experience - A website for all your major needs – major contacts, major related tools, and career related tools. - Make a study group or find current study groups.

GPA Calculators

Semester GPA Calculator - This calculator lets you find out your semester GPA depending on your grades in various classes

Cumulative GPA Calculator - This calculator will show you what it will take to graduate with your desired cumulative GPA

Financial Aid

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy - This page contains Frequently Asked Questions regarding financial aid and Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Resource Database - This database contains a variety of resources from the Academic Achievement Center

Specific Resources

Goal Setting

SMART Goals Worksheet - There are goals and there are SMART goals. Use this resource to make goals that will motivate you and get you to where you want to be

How Well Do You Plan - Do you get organized in advance? If you’re not sure, take this quiz and see what you need to do

Mapping My Goals for Academic Success - Use this sheet every semester to plan out your goals for all your classes

My Overall UConn Goals - Make long term goals and plan for how you’re going to achieve them!

Academic Plan - A multi-page self-assessment and resource to create a plan for a successful semester

Exam Preparation

What to Do Before the Test - Tips for how to prepare for a test

What to Do During the Test - Tips for what to do when the exam is in front of you

Learning From Your Exam Performance - The grade on your test, whatever it is, provides great feedback to evaluate your study habits

The Five-Day Study Plan - View instructions and an example to plan in advance is the best way to get the grades you want. 

A Blank Five-Day Day Study Plan - Create your plan in advance to get the grades that you want. Stick to this to stay on track!

Time Management

Semester at a Glance - A simple resource that helps you list all of your important projects, exams, and assignments on one easy to read sheet

Hourly Planner - When it gets to crunch time, use this resource to plan your studying hour by hour

Weekly Schedule - Make a plan for your week to get everything done!

Personal Time Survey - How much free time do you have? Take this quiz to see where your time is going

Free Online Schedule Maker - A website that allows you to create your class schedule and adjusts as you go.