Self-Help

How To Prepare For Exams

The purpose of the written examination is to provide the instructor with evidence regarding the amount of knowledge the student has acquired in the co...

Effective Listening and Note-taking

You can think about four times FASTER than a lecturer can speak. Effective LISTENING requires the expenditure of energy; to compensate for the rate of...

Stress Management

Stress is a normal part of life; in fact, people need a certain amount of stress in order to function at high levels. Adjusting to a different culture...

Stress Management Strategies

Exercise–regular, routine, and aerobic. Engage with support systems: peers, community, etc. Express yourself—talk it over with family, friends, c...

Sleep Hygiene Rules

The following rules can help you to achieve a better pattern of sleep. It can take at least several days, and often up to a week before you will see i...

Coping With Trauma: Skills For Facilitators

Given your role in the University system, you may be called on to help people through this crisis. It is normal to feel helpless and to think that you...

Managing Test Anxiety: 40 Steps To Success

Getting Ready Use a daily planner. Organize your time—take control. Go to every class. Read your textbook: chapter summary and section titles f...

Hints On Planning A Better Schedule

The effectiveness of your time schedule will depend on the care with which you plan it. Careful consideration of these points will help you make a sch...

Coping with Grief and Loss

Common Reactions to Loss  Emotions and Feelings  Sadness, yearning, depressed mood, mood changes Feelings of helplessness & loss of control Panic...