College Success Skills: Support
Below are different tools and tips that can help you during your first year, and beyond, at L&C. If you would like to have something added to this page, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
For first year college students, transfers, and their family members, college-speak can be a little confusing. It is important for new members of the campus community to understand the lingo that is used day to day. Take a look at the commonly used words you will soon be hearing all over campus.
Student Transitions & Experience Book Library:
We have compiled a small library (that is growing!) of books that students may check out at their leisure. A few of the titles we have to loan include:
- Among Us: Essays on Identity, Belonging, and Cultural Competence
- Courageous Conversations About Race
- I Can Finish College: The Overcome Any Obstacle and Get Your Degree
- Keys to Success in College and Life
- The Leadership Challenge
- Learning Is Not A Sprint: Assessing and Documenting Student Leader Learning…
- Moral Intelligence
- Students Helping Students: A Guide for Peer Educators on College Campuses
- The College Student’s Guide to the Law
- The Dumbest Generation: How the Digital Age Stupefies Young Americans…
- This Book is Not Required: An Emotional and Intellectual Survival Guide…
- Why are all the Black Kids Sitting Together in the Cafeteria?
If you would like to check out any of the titles listed above, or are interested in others, please email email@example.com.
One of the most important skills to have in college, and one that you will need to develop on the very first day, is time management. Here are some useful tools:
Creating a Weekly and Semesterly Calendar:
Weekly Calendar This is a blank weekly calendar that you can use to help plan your weeks during the semester. Make sure you include not only your class times, but study time, eating (yes, in college you need to schedule when to eat!), exercise, work, social happenings, sleep, and other activities. This is very useful for helping you stay on top of everything!
Semester Calendar Use this blank semesterly calendar to help you keep track of important dates throughout the quarter. Make sure you write down exams, the date a paper is due and post it some place where you will easily, and frequently, see it.
*Weekly and semester calendars, along with a “to-do” checklist, can also be picked up outside the Office of Student Transitions & Experiences.
Use this worksheet to help you prioritize your various goals. They can be academic or personal, this will help you visualize and understand what steps are needed to achieve them.
Not sure how to write intentional goals? This sheet has useful language and examples to assist you in writing smart goals that will effectively help you complete them.