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Strategies for Academic Success

Table of contents
Chapter One. Making the Transition to University
1.1 - Why University?
1.2 - What Is University?
1.3 - Preparing to Learn
1.4 - Planning for Success
Chapter Two. Building Connections
2.1 - Managing Relationships
2.2 - Embracing Diversity
2.3 - Campus Groups
Chapter Three. Physical and Mental Health
3.1 - Activity and Exercise
3.2 - Sleep
3.3 - Substance Use and Abuse
3.4 - Mental Health
3.5 - Sexual Health
Chapter Four. Staying Motivated and Organized
4.1 - Setting and Reaching Goals
4.2 - Organizing Your Space
4.3 - Organizing Your Time
Chapter Five. Reading to Learn in University
5.1 - Reading Textbooks
5.2 - Reading in Other Contexts
Chapter Six. Using Creative Thinking
6.1 - Searching for "Aha!"
Chapter Seven. Preparing for and Taking Tests
7.1 - Studying to Learn
7.2 - Taking Tests
7.3 - Strategies for Different Exam Types
7.4 - Using Test Results
Strategies for Academic Success
1st Edition
Liv Marken
© 28 Jun 2017 Liv Marken
Table Of Contents
  • Introduction - Front Matter
  • Chapter One - Making the Transition to University
    • 1.1 - Why University?
    • 1.2 - What Is University?
    • 1.3 - Preparing to Learn
    • 1.4 - Planning for Success
  • Chapter Two - Building Connections
    • 2.1 - Managing Relationships
    • 2.2 - Embracing Diversity
    • 2.3 - Campus Groups
  • Chapter Three - Physical and Mental Health
    • 3.1 - Activity and Exercise
    • 3.2 - Sleep
    • 3.3 - Substance Use and Abuse
    • 3.4 - Mental Health
    • 3.5 - Sexual Health
  • Chapter Four - Staying Motivated and Organized
    • 4.1 - Setting and Reaching Goals
    • 4.2 - Organizing Your Space
    • 4.3 - Organizing Your Time
  • Chapter Five - Reading to Learn in University
    • 5.1 - Reading Textbooks
    • 5.2 - Reading in Other Contexts
  • Chapter Six - Using Creative Thinking
    • 6.1 - Searching for "Aha!"
  • Chapter Seven - Preparing for and Taking Tests
    • 7.1 - Studying to Learn
    • 7.2 - Taking Tests
    • 7.3 - Strategies for Different Exam Types
    • 7.4 - Using Test Results
Introduction
Front Matter

 

Strategies for Academic Success

 

LIV MARKEN

 

MAHONEY, N. , KLASSEN, B. , & D'EON, M.

 

UNIVERSITY OF SASKATCHEWAN, 2017.

SASKATOON, SK

 

 

 

 

Strategies for Academic Success by University of Saskatchewan is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License,
except where otherwise noted.

 

Adapted from the University of Minnesota Libraries College Success open textbook.

Introduction.1. Publisher Information

Strategies for Academic Success is adapted from a work produced and distributed under a Creative Commons license (CC BY-NC-SA) in 2017 by the University of Saskatchewan.

This adaptation has seen significant rewriting and reformatting of the original 2010 and 2016 texts, replacement of images and figures, and deletions and rearrangements of chapters and sections. This work is made available under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license, with the exception of the cover photo, which is made available under the terms of a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic license from photographer Francisco Osorio.

Introduction.2. Preface

Strategies for Academic Success accompanies the first-year University of Saskatchewan College of Arts and Science online course by the same name.  The textbook has a reader-friendly format arranged to help you develop the essential skills and provide the information you need to succeed in university.

Introduction.3. Acknowledgements

2017

Revisions to the original 2010 text were made in 2016 by Marc D’Eon, Noreen Mahoney, and Brook Klassen at the University of Saskatchewan. Thank you to the University of Saskatchewan for funding this work; my colleagues at Student Learning Services in the University Library for their encouragement and wisdom; and U of S Instructional Designers Jordan Epp and Jeanette McKee for their superb instructional design, technical, and organizational support. Last, but not least, thank you to Heather Ross from the Gwenna Moss Centre for Teaching and Learning at the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) for her passion and advocacy for Open Educational Resources, and for her encouragement to take on the adaptation of this text

-Liv Marken, University of Saskatchewan

2010

We would like to thank the following reviewers whose comprehensive feedback and suggestions for improving the material helped make this a better text:

  • Henry F. Algera, Seattle Pacific University
  • Lenore Arlee, University of Oklahoma, Norman Campus
  • Katie Cerrone Arnold, The University of Akron, Summit University
  • Steven R. Boyd, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Mark Brennaman, University of Central Oklahoma
  • Kathryn Burk, Jackson Community University
  • Christi Duque, Tarrant County University
  • Debby Espinor, George Fox University
  • Lameteria D. Hall, The Community University of Baltimore County
  • Sheryl Hartman, Miami Dade University
  • Ann Iseda, Jackson Community University Extension Centers
  • Dan Issler, University of Pennsylvania
  • Timothy J. Jones, University of Oklahoma
  • Lucas Keefer, University of Kansas
  • Sharon Kousaleos, Ohio University
  • Carla Kulinsky, Salt Lake Community University
  • Patricia McGee, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • Ted Miller, Jackson Community University
  • Penny Pasque, University of Oklahoma
  • Said Sewell, The Fort Valley State University
  • Melissa Thomas, University of Texas at San Antonio
  • John Timmons, Winthrop University
  • Patrick Raphael Toney, Bowie State University

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