LRC

Self-Guided Resources for Academic Success

 

No time to come to the LRC in person? 

Check out our collection of videos, handouts, lessons, and links as you work  toward success at CSUN.  There is also a list of online Writing Resources for students in the drop-down menu on the right.

Critical Reading

Video:  Five Active Reading Strategies for Textbooks:

Other Resources:

Reading Strategies from Harvard Library

Techniques for Skillful Reading  from Cal Poly Pomona

Critical Reading  from Montclair State University

How to Read a Scholarly Journal Article (video) Kishwaukee College Library

How to Read and Comprehend Scientific Research Articles  (video)  University of Michigan

Summary and Paraphrase

Study Skills

Overview of Study Skills with Dr. Saundra McGuire:

 

Study Cycle page at LSU

Study Skills and Strategies     List of many resources (academic and commercial) from Montgomery College

Study Skills Workshops  (videos of a series of study/test prep workshops) from Long Beach City College

How to study for Math Classes  (handout)  Learning Center at the University of North Carolina

How to Get the Most Out of Studying  (video series on the cognitive principles underlying learning) Samford University

Note-Taking

Cornell Note-Taking System  (Handout)  Cornell Univeristy

 How to Take Great Notes  (video)

Effective Note-Taking  (Web resource) from Austin Community College

Text Annotation  (Handout)  from Catawba College

Time Management

Test-Taking Strategies

     

Test-Taking Resources  (Web page with multiple resources) from Grand Valley State University

Test-Taking Tips  (guidelines on various test types--multiple choice, true false, essay, math/sciences, etc.)  from Penn State

Tips for College Success

Organization Tips for Success in College (Web Resource)  Cengage

How to Email your Professor   (Handout)  Cerritos College

101 Health and Wellness Tips for College Students   Rutgers University

Study Skills and Other College Tips  (handouts covering many Student Success topics)  Long Beach City College