Skills for Class

Struggling with your course load and course material? Here are some resources that can help you boost up your academic skills.

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Assignment Calculators

This easy-to-use assignment calculator will help you plan out your attack on that next paper or project.

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Interacting with Profs

Why should you go to office hours? Why does your professor want you to be there? Find answers to those questions and more in this toolkit!  

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Managing Your Time

Wasting a lot of time online? Pulling too many all-nighters? Getting better at managing your time is easier than you think!

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Preparing for Exams

Tests and exams, you can’t escape ‘em. So learn how to prepare well in advance and gain confidence in test-writing.

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Presentation Design

Designing a presentation may sound easier than it seems! With the help of our toolkit, you'll be able to design the most effective presentation for academic and professional needs.

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Presentation Skills

Nothing causes anxiety in students quite like presenting. With our helpful tips and tricks, you’ll be chomping at the bit to present!

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Taking Notes

Notes are another inescapable part of getting a university education. We might not be able to make them fun, but we can offer tips on how to make them useful.

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Using Mind Maps: Visualizing Your Mind

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Making the Most of Office Hours

by Fariha on January 28, 2022

Discover how the use of office hours, academic advice resources, and building rapport with professors can be beneficial to your academic career.

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