Resources for Student Success

Online Resources


Check out our collection of videos, handouts, lessons, and links as you work  toward success at CSUN.  Don't forget to check the links to writing resources on the right.

For online writing tutors, please click here to be redirected to the writing programs page.

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


Cornell Note-Taking System  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