Academic Skills Overview

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Through our Academic Skills resources, we provide assistance to all students with strategies to improve their studying and test-taking skills in any course. We will offer workshops, requested in-class presentations, and one-to-one tutoring by appointment.


Workshop Schedule



 Academic Skills Videos

These videos were created and recorded by our very own Brady Sullivan,
who was our Academic Skills TA for three years.


Academic Skills Handouts

These handouts were created by our very own Erin Tomasino, our new Academic Skills TA as of the Spring 2015 semester! Please feel free to contact us if there is any topic you would wish to see as a handout, and you can also make a one-to-one appointment with Erin to go over the handouts or any other questions you may have.

Essay Exam Strategies

Multiple Choice Exam Strategies

3 R’s for Successful Active Reading

Seven Day Study Plan (worksheet)

Homework Schedule (worksheet)

Syllabus Mapping (worksheet)

Mind Map (worksheet)

Tips for Making Good, Effective Notes

Helpful Apps for Students

How to Interact with your College Professors

Other Great Resources about Testing/Studying Tips:

Other UIS Resources about Testing/Studying: