Study Tips & Resources

NEW for Fall 2020! Virtual walk-in hours with academic coaches will begin on Tuesday, August 18th from 3:00-4:15pm. Walk in hours will be available every Tuesday. The Zoom link is attached here

Our goal is to provide you access to the best information and resources you need to excel at Furman. Here, you’ll find links to a variety of tools. Explore our resources, and find the tools that best meet your needs.

Remote Learning Resources

General Resources

  • Apps for Success: Resource created to explore how your electronic device can support your success in college. Over 50 apps referenced! [PDF]
  • How to Study: Website with tips, articles, and other resources all related to study skills and other academic-related areas.
  • Khan Academy: Personalized learning resource that offers practice exercises and instructional videos.
  • Making it Stick! Study strategies that actually work.
  • Mindtools.com: Website devoted to helping individuals learn personal effectiveness skills.
  • Minute Physics YouTube Channel: Short videos related to Physics concepts.
  • Quizlet: Provides customizable activities to help students practice and master course concepts

Furman Specific Resources

Self-Care

Furman Counseling Center: Our definition of mental health is broad and we are able to help with a ride range of problems. You might be feeling depressed, experiencing academic stress and anxiety or problems in a relationship. Schedule an appointment with the counseling center today!

Furman’s TAO Tools: TAO’s goal is to equip people with the ability to adapt and deal effectively with the demands of life and work, using evidenced-based, learner-focused content that aims to increase positive and adaptive behavior. TAO teaches cognitive skills, personal skills and interpersonal skills, using educational modules, assessments, practice tools and logs, and a mindfulness library.

Mindtools.com: Website devoted to helping individuals learn personal effectiveness skills.

Taking Notes

Cornell Note Taking System: One example of note-taking. See other related note taking strategies in the resources above. [PDF]

How to Take Study Notes : 5 Effective Methods

Notetaking Tips: One-pager on general note taking tips! [PDF]

Writing

Furman’s Writing and Media Lab: Information on writing, finding the writing lab, and meeting with a writing consultant.

The Purdue Online Writing Lab (OWL): Provides more than 200 free resources, including APA / MLA formatting guides, avoiding plagiarism, researching, grammar and mechanics, and developing a resume.