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College Success Skills: Academic Success

College success requires more than just showing up. Learn the strategies that will help you succeed with resources full of tips on academic writing, doing college-level research, taking tests, participating in your classes and more.

General Writing Resources- Purdue Online Writing Lab
These OWL resources will help you with the writing process: pre-writing (invention), developing research questions and outlines, composing thesis statements, and proofreading. While the writing process may be different for each person and for each particular assignment, the resources contained in this section follow the general work flow of pre-writing, organizing, and revising. For resources and examples on specific types of writing assignments, please go to our Common Writing Assignments area.

Academic Writing - Purdue Online Writing Lab
These OWL resources will help you with the types of writing you may encounter while in college. The OWL resources range from rhetorical approaches for writing, to document organization, to sentence level work, such as clarity.

Writing a Research Paper - Purdue OWL
Have to write a research paper? Learn tips for writing a research paper from the writing staff at the Purdue OWL.

Crash Course Video: Papers & Essays.  Directed by Nicole Sweeney, this video takes you through the techniques to finally get started writing that paper. If you are watching from off-campus, you'll need to login with your COD credentials.

Ace Your Exams: Study Tactics of the Successful Gentleman Scholar
A humorous but informative guide to studying from the Art of Manliness blog.

Crash Course: Test Anxiety.  This short video takes you through some steps to reduce stress before taking texts. Fast moving and upbeat, this video helps put taking tests into perspective. If you are watching from off-campus, you'll need to log-in with your COD credentials.

Learning Study Skills  A LinkedIn Learning course, taught by Paul Nowak,  that includes exercises for improving reading, note-taking, and memory techniques.  The last section has a plan for how to score better on tests. Create your LinkedIn Learning account with your or email address. Learn more at





Academic Success Strategies

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