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Below you'll find our best tips for academic success at OU. If you'd like more assistance consider attending a course-specific tutoring session or scheduling a study skills consultation.

Connect with Faculty

Your instructors are there to  help you. And, they really do want to see you succeed. Don't be afraid to reach out and talk to them. You can ask questions about the course, or maybe discuss their experience and research.

Class sizes in college can have hundreds of students enrolled, even online! Office hours are a great place to get help with course material or get to know your professor more.

A guide to communicating with your professor

Plan your Coursework

The workload in college is a lot, and it can become overwhelming if left until the last minute. With activities coming from all sides – social, academic, professional, extracurricular, etc. – it can be hard to find enough hours in the day. Learning to manage time more efficiently can help students to better accomplish what they need and want to each day. 

Syllabus Review Guide

5-Day Study Plan - 4 week Class

5-Day Study Plan - 8 Week Class

Assignment Calculator

Study Skills Consultation

Utilize your Academic Resources

One of the most important things you can do in college is take stock of what resources are available to you, and then take advantage of them. From additional ways of explaining concepts, to extra materials that aid understanding, and even to honing necessary skills like researching and presenting, there are abundant resources out there to help enrich your learning. You just have to get started. 

UC Action Tutoring

Additional Tutoring

OU Writing Center

Library Presentation Consultations

Sooner Guide

Additional Resources

There are many resources available to help with your study skills. Please note, the below resources are separate from OU and while they can be a great resource for you, we do not have control over the content.

Kahn Academy

Crash Course

Learning Scientist


Purdue Online Writing Lab

Cornell Note-taking