Academic Success Resources
These resources can help you achieve your highest potential. Whether you want to raise your grades, manage your time better, master complex material, or just feel more relaxed when taking an exam.   The Pathways Center also offers individual appointments to help you develop effective and efficient academic skills and strategies. Schedule your appointment today by calling (319) 352-8615.  Meet the Pathways Team.


Reading Strategies

These resources are designed to help you understand reading as an activity and help you become a more efficient and effective reader.

Preview, Read, Recall
The SQ3R Reading Method
Active Reading
Reading Comprehension Strategies

How to Read Your Textbooks More Effectively

Note Taking Tips

The following resources provide tips on how to recall more information from your lectures through active listening and purposeful note taking.

5 Note Taking Methods
The Cornell Note Taking System
Lecture Notes
Notecard Question & Answer Technique (NQAT)

How To Take Notes in Class

Awesome Note
Money Management

Learning how to use your money wisely will help you make informed financial decisions and build a strong foundation for your future. 

Financial Literacy (Wartburg Financial Aid)
Financial Literacy 101 (access code: WTBGFL)
Budget Calculator
Student Employment
KnightLink (Student Jobs)

Identity Theft
Your FICO Score Explained
Helpful Apps (College of Charleston)
Language Tutoring

Drop-In Spanish Tutoring at the WRSL
Pathways Center
-Sunday & Wednesday: 7 - 9 pm
Time Management Strategies

Time is one of our most important resources. Effective time management is a skill most people need to make the most out of their personal and professional lives. To a college student, it can make the difference between a mediocre and a superior performance.

Academic Calendar
Class Schedule Grid
Time Management Calculator
Weekly Schedule Grid
Action Priority Matrix Worksheet

How To Manage Your Time Better
3-Tier Planning System for Getting Stuff Done

Focus Time - Activity Tracker & Pomodoro Timer

Goal Setting & Motivation
Goal setting is probably something you already do naturally, but it’s worth spending time learning how to set effective, SMART goals that can help you maximize academic success and achieve other life ambitions.

S.M.A.R.T, Goal Setting
Getting What You Want - How To Make Goals
4 Steps to Build Motivation

Goal Setting
Matt Cutts: Try Something New for 30 Days
Maximize Test Performance

Below are some useful tips and strategies to help you with your studying.

Ten Test Prep Hints
Test Anxiety Strategies
Multiple Choice Test Tips
Strategies for Taking Essay Exams

10 Study & Test Taking Tips

Mind Shift
Study Blue
Writing, Reading, Speaking Lab
The Writing Center collaborates with you to instill the habits, skills, and commitment conducive to effective writing.

Schedule An Appointment
SI Supplemental Instruction

SI offers free, weekly study sessions for some of the toughest courses on campus. Leaders help make difficult material easier to understand and provided additional support.

SI Information
Benefits of Attending SI
Math Lab
The Wartburg Math Lab is a learning center for the study of mathematics.  You are encouraged to bring your homework, projects, and topical questions to receive support from the student Math Lab Consultants.  

Math Lab
Benefits of Using the Math Lab

Library Research 101
Read & Write

*Available in the Pathways Center!
Smart Pens