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.

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

Video:
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.

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

Video:
How To Take Notes in Class

Apps:
Awesome Note
AudioNote
Evernote

Money Management

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

Resources:
Financial Literacy (Wartburg Financial Aid)
Budget Calculator
Student Employment
KnightLink (Student Jobs)

Videos:
Identity Theft
Your FICO Score Explained

Apps

Unstuck
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.

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

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

Apps:
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.

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

Videos:
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.

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

Video:
10 Study & Test Taking Tips

Apps:
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.

Resources:
WRSL
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.

Resources:
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.  

Resources:
Math Lab
Benefits of Using the Math Lab

Library Research 101