Preparing for Classes

Getting Things Done diagram

  • How to read for college
    • a handy guide to taking notes while you read, software that might come in handy, and examples of various citations
  • Speed Reading Squirt
    • works great for some, not so great for others. Try it out and see what you think.
  • Getting Things Done
    • a short summary of a productivity method for managing the deluge of information and projects;  or GTD in 15 minutes
  • SketchNotes
    • a visual way of taking notes or turning doodles into a productive approach to listening; scroll to the end of the page to see tips for getting started
  • Mind Mapping
    • another visual way of taking notes but with less artistic ability required; use this for outlining a lecture or summarizing an article

Note Taking Tools

Academic Coaching

  • OSU Academic Coaching is a series of conversations designed to help you determine next steps for upcoming academic challenges, and enhance your well-being.
  • Topics include time management, test preparation, test taking, procrastination, and stress reduction.
  • Appointments to meet with a coach can be made online.