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Skill Building

Click on the links below to access skill building tips on the listed topics:


Techniques for diminishing distractions by controlling several factors that interfere with concentration and help to direct attention to what you are reading or studying.


Breaks down the elements for exam preparation, and provides effective test taking strategies.


Demonstrates strategies for improving memory

Note Taking

Describes the materials you may need to take quality notes, tips on how to take notes, and also how to adequately review your notes.


Provides strategies for reading text, underlining, and improving reading rate.


Provides a method for time-management but does not address issues such as motivation, fear of failure/success, or peer pressures.

Writing Papers

Breaks down how to write a research paper in ten steps.