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Peer Learning Lab
The Peer Learning Lab collaborates with you to instill the habits, skills, and commitment conducive to succeed in your writing and problem-solving. Schedule your appointment today by calling (319) 352-8615.

Peer Learning Lab
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
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)
Financial Literacy 101 (access code: WTBGFL)
Budget Calculator
Student Employment
KnightLink (Student Jobs)

Videos:
Identity Theft
Your FICO Score Explained
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

Read & Write

Smart Pens


Other Helpful Apps: Unstuck | Helpful Apps (College of Charleston)