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Academic Performance

Maximizing your academic performance in college involves a careful balance of many skills.  Success is based on the skillful time management, study skills, note taking, resource development, stress management, and oh yeah, let's not forget our free time.  Yes, it is important to also plan time for friends, family, relaxation, and recreation!!  

Thinking back to days in high school, we spent little time training and improving how we learn.  In fact, the academic criteria in the past was most likely focused on how much content you have learned rather than improving your ability to learn.  You are not too old to learn some new tricks.  Just like working other muscles in your body, your brain can learn new techniques with a little practice and persistence.  Learn them now and you will find yourself learning more in less time and retaining the information longer!

Many of us do not realize how our mental outlook affects our academic performance as well.  Along with putting quality time towards academic projects and studying, it is important to realize that you will need time to rest, eat well, and do other things for your mind and body to allow for your optimum mental performance, this includes quality time with friends and family.

We all realize that it is often a mere feat for many students to simply attend class in college!  But class participation, quality note taking, and keeping up with course work are the key components to academic success.  Below is a sampling of Internet sites to help you manage your time, take better notes, and study more effectively, develop better memory, take tests, and handle the stress of college life.  You can also explore your learning style and some excellent general academic success sites.

Good luck and study hard!

Self-Help Apps


My Class Schedule self help app

My Class Schedule

My Class Schedule keeps your student life organized! This app will not only keep you informed about your upcoming classes, but also reminds you of exams and unfinished homework.




My Homework Student Planner self help app

MyHomework Student Planner

Beauty, simplicity and reliability - myHomework has a simple, well-designed interface, making it easy for anyone to use.



Time management

Study Skills

Improve your memory

Test taking

Note taking

Recognizing you learning style

Writing Research Papers

Keeping up with Reading and Navigation of Textbooks

Stress management and relaxation

General links

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Phone: 410-704-2512


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