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Take Action with Study Skills Consultations. Students needing academic assistance outside of a specific course can set up individual appointments or group presentations to learn skills such as note-taking, test preparation, and time management

Consultation Overview

Study Skills Consultations are one-on-one appointments with a peer study skills consultant. Study skills consultants use a combination of reflective questions, assessments, and practical activities to help students develop broad academic skills. These meetings are personalized to meet the goals of each student. Students are welcome to schedule more than one appointment as needed. Below are some topics that can be covered. Appointments can be held in person or virtually.

Through activities and assessments, students will identify their challenges and goals for prioritizing their time. Students will also discuss strategies for addressing procrastination, distractions, and motivation.

Note-taking is an essential skill for all college students. These activities will help students learn the different methods of note-taking, strategies for reading and annotation, and how to incorporate their notes into active learning strategies like creating concept maps, note organization, and reading notes aloud.

Test-taking activities will focus on active studying methods, tips for taking the exam, and strategies for reducing test anxiety. Students will also be introduced to the "5 Day Study Plan". We'll also look at how you can best learn from past exams.   

Colleges continue to increase the use of technology to enhance the academic experience. During your college career, you'll be expected to use platforms such as Canvas, Zoom, and One. Our consultants can help you navigate these platforms to learn essential skills to enhance your academic experience.

Study Skills Consultants can also help students identify other campus resources that can help build their skills. 

Schedule a Study Skills Appointment

To schedule a one-hour study skills appointment, go to iadvise.ou.edu/slc. Instructions on booking an appointment are available here.

Appointments are available beginning the 3rd week of the semester. 

Request a Study Skills Workshop

Study Skills Consultations are now available as group workshops. Time Management, Everyday Studying, and Test Preparation are available in group format for classes, student organizations, or meetings. 

Please submit a request form to schedule time management, note-taking, or test-taking workshops. If you would like to request a custom topic, please email studentlearning@ou.edu

Study Skills Workshop Request Form