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Dear Student,

The goal of this page is to provide meaningful resources that will help you reach your academic goal, whether that be to return to good academic standing (which is a cumulative GPA of 2.0) or to increase your tool box on academic strategies. All of the resources listed are available to students currently enrolled at OU. You are highly encouraged to meet with your academic adviser to discuss an action plan that best suits your academic needs.

Sincerely,

Your Oakland University Academic Advisers

Note-Taking

This skill takes time, practice, an understanding of your learning style, and an understanding of the teaching style for the course (to concept map or to outline...depends on the class). Use the below resources to enhance your note-taking skills.

Downloadable Phone Applications
  • Evernote - take notes and incorporate pictures into them and use a keyword search.
  • Penultimate (iPad) - allows you to write as you would in a notebook
  • Google Keep (Android Only) - create to-do lists and notes
  • Additional note-taking applications
Note-taking Tips

Test Taking

Taking tests can be a challenging task to complete. While not every student experiences test anxiety, employing a variety of test taking skills can help take you to the next level and ace your next quiz or exam.

Test Anxiety
  • Students at any point of the exam taking process can experience test anxiety. Some causes of test anxiety can include, lack of proper time management, unorganized class notes and information and/or poor study habits.
  • Utilize iPause to build an exam routine and learn how to use your anxiety as a motivation tool to focus on the task at hand.
Test Taking Strategies
  • Not all students experience test anxiety but you may find it helpful taking time to develop positive test taking strategies to earn an "A" on your exams. Use this resource to learn new strategies to complete multiple types of exams.

The Tutoring Center

The Tutoring Center is here to help you reach your maximum academic potential through individual an group peer tutoring and Supplemental Instruction (SI). Study skills assistance is offered through a number of instructional and informational videos on our website and print materials which can be obtained in 103 North Foundation Hall.

Tutoring Resources

Writing

Communicating in writing is an art form with many styles (APA, MLA, etc.) to master. Here are valuable resources that will help your writing skills from Oakland University's Writing Center and Kresge Library.

Math and Science

Many students find math and science courses challenging. Below you will find several resources, including worksheets, tutorials and educational tools to assist you with your courses.

Math
  • Help with MTH 061, 062, 121, 122, 141, 154, 155, STA 225 and 226, and QMM 240 and 241
  • Analyze Math - a wide variety of math tutorials on various subjects with practice problems, calculators and a multitude of math related applets.
  • Mathcracker - here you'll find math-related educational resources, including tutorials on calculus, algebra and statistics

Time Management

Learning to manage your time wisely can be more difficult than it seems. With college comes time commitments inside and outside of the classroom. Use the resources below to learn how to allocate the proper amount of time to your classes to be successful while having time for your social activities.

Helpful Time Management Resources

Coping/Stress

Whether it's an upcoming exam or adjusting to campus life, coping with the new or continuing worries of college life can be a challenge. Take a look at the information below to find strategies that will help reduce stress and help control it in the future.

Stress Relieving Tips

Looking to Drop or Withdraw from A Course?

Before dropping or withdrawing from a course, make an informed decision. Remember to consider the possible financial implications and your progress to complete your degree.