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It's your first week of classes. How are you?

Aug. 24, 2020

How is your first week of classes going? For academic success strategies and resources to start the academic term strong, sign up for the first academic wellness workshop .

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Does Your Study Location Work For You?

Aug. 19, 2020

Where you study is just as important as how you study. If you want to make your studying as efficient and effective as possible, you first have to make sure that your chosen study locations are productive environments for you. Take this Buzz Feed-Style quiz to reflect on your study locations and find out if you need to start switching things up. For more on campus study location information, see: .

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Metacognition and Learning Strategies: Reflect on Your Study Skills and Use What Works for You!

Aug. 19, 2020

Metacognition* is the ability to think about your own thinking; be consciously aware of yourself as a problem solver; monitor, plan and control your mental processing; and accurately judge your level of learning. Using the following questions as a guide and a metacognitive approach to develop your study skills, identify which study skills have been and are successful for you.

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How can you improve your self advocacy?

Aug. 13, 2020

How can you improve your ability to clearly and effectively communicate your needs? Brendan Griffiths, academic coach in the College of Arts and Sciences, walks you through the TIME model, which offers a structured way to advocate for yourself. For more on the TIME model, visit Coach Training EDU .

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The ABCs of Academic Success

Aug. 12, 2020

In spring 2020, we surveyed students in the College of Arts and Sciences and asked them to offer advice to other students. Some common themes emerged, so we compiled them here for you as direct quotes from your peers. Read on for the ABCs of academic success and think about...

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3 tips to navigate uncertainty in college

Aug. 12, 2020

You face a lot of uncertainty in your life, be it in your academic path, in your career path, in your major and finding a job after college. We want to help you navigate its disorienting challenges! Alicia Sepulveda, academic coach in CU Boulder's College of Arts and Sciences, offers three tips to navigate uncertainty.

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The 2 factors that affect students' hope and motivation

Aug. 12, 2020

How do you maintain hope and motivation when your circumstances change or something doesn't go as planned? Alicia Sepulveda, academic coach in CU Boulder's College of Arts and Sciences discusses two factors to improve your sense of hope: agency and believing in yourself.

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Why are office hours so important?

Aug. 12, 2020

The University of Colorado Boulder surveyed students who have a 3.7 or above GPA and asked them what the most helpful resource was for their success. Audrey Blankenheim, academic coach in the College of Arts and Sciences, discusses their #1 answer: office hours.

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Three essentials of test preparation

Aug. 12, 2020

Audrey Blankenheim, academic coach in the College of Arts and Sciences at CU Boulder, gives three essential tips for test preparation: active studying, the level of critical thinking, and time.

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Tips for Success

Aug. 12, 2020

Making the transition from high school to college requires an adjustment to greater academic expectations. Students often need to adjust the amount of time they study and have a deep understanding of academic strategies while monitoring their own progress and learning process. To develop learning and critical thinking skills, students should attend office hours and utilize resources to support learning in their classes.