Learning Resources

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The best way to make any important changes in life is to take a moment to assess what is going well and what needs some adjustment.

This inventory will help you take stock of your life as a CWRU student and is designed to assess the following skills:

  • Academic and Career Integration
  • Classroom Performance and Academic Engagement
  • Completing Written Assignments
  • Learning Preferences
  • Note-Taking and Reading
  • Preparing for Exams
  • Time Management/Goal Setting
  • Wellness

Complete the Academic Inventory online.

When you are finished, your navigator can help you analyze the results of your inventory. Schedule an appointment to review your results using My Journey.

The Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) is a useful self-assessment tool, similar to the Academic and Learning Style Inventory, to be better understand a student's learning practices, attitudes toward college, learning styles and differences. CWRU single-sign on is required to take the assessment.

Complete the Learning Style Assessment.

These one-page PDF resources are designed to help students improve their study habits and academic performance. Download and save or print them for easy reference. These materials are also readily available in the hallway outside of the Student Advancement Office on the 3rd floor of the Sears Building.


Semester at a Glance

General Strategies and Approaches

37 Tips and Strategies

Creating a Study Group

Learning Styles

Presentation Skills

Sustained Attention

Get to Know Academic Resources

Academic Resources Programs and Services

Note-Taking and Reading

Common Academic Terminology

Critical Reading Strategies

Note-Taking Strategies

Reading Strategies for College Courses

SI Leader Tips for Studying

BIOL 116/117

CHEM 105/106

CHEM 223/224

PHYS 115/116


Exam Assessment

Getting Serious About Finals

How Can I Do Better on Exams?

How Can I Reduce My Test Anxiety?

Time Management and Organization

Fighting Procrastination

Finding the Right Place to Study

Finding the Time to Study

Go to Class!

How Can I Set and Reach My Goals?

Recovering from a Bad Grade or Semester

Starting the Semester Off Right

The Forgetting Curve


Exercise Your Brain

Sleep and the Learning Process

Staying Motivated

Printable Resources for International Students

Interacting with Professors, Teaching Assistants, SI Leaders and Tutors

Making Staff and Faculty Appointments

Quizzes, Tests, Exams and Final Exams

Reading Strategies

Working in Small Groups, Attending SI Sessions and Meeting with a Peer Tutor