In addition to tutoring, course planning, and advising, SSS encourages student participants to engage in other academic smart and life skill building activities. The program provides online resources to help students develop essential skills for academic and life success. Students who complete academic and life smart skills earn participation points towards scholarship competition. Participation points are used as a criteria to determine SSS scholarship awards. To earn points, participants may complete any of the skill development assignments by clicking the links below.

Academic Smart Skills

Coping with Anxiety

Anxiety occurs when one encounters a situation of uncertainty, and it is characterized by fluctuations in emotion, tension, and worry. Although it is a natural reaction to life, anxiety can become overwhelming and sometimes incapacitating. High levels of test anxiety can impede academic performance. The good news is that anxiety can be reduced and managed using a variety of activities and exercises. Resource links to help you reduce and manage levels of anxiety are listed below.

To receive credit and earn participation points for completing an online activity, participants must watch at least one of the videos suggested and complete the online quiz by clicking the button Useful Resources for Coping with Anxiety. Answers to the quiz are recorded and automatically submitted to the Learning Skills and Technology Coordinator for processing once you click the “Submit” button.

Useful Resources for Coping with Anxiety

Listening Skills

The key to effective communication is listening. Listening is the ability to accurately receive and interpret messages while communicating. Without it, messages are often misunderstood and you create unnecessary frustration for all parties involved. Below are some useful resource links that can assist with building effective listening skills.

To receive credit and earn participation points for completing an online activity, participants must watch at least one of the videos suggested and complete the online quiz by clicking the button Useful Resources for Listening Skills. Answers to the quiz are recorded and automatically submitted to the Learning Skills and Technology Coordinator for processing once you click the “Submit” button.

Useful Resources for Listening Skills

Memory Skills

Have you ever devoted hours reading a textbook only to get to the end of a chapter and not remember what you read? You are not alone. The ability to recall information is largely dependent on the degree of your memory skills. Resource links with suggestions for improving memory skills are listed below.

To receive credit and earn participation points for completing an online activity, participants must watch at least one of the videos suggested and complete the online quiz by clicking the button Useful Resources for Memory Skills. Answers to the quiz are recorded and automatically submitted to the Learning Skills and Technology Coordinator for processing once you click the “Submit” button.

Useful Resources for Memory Skills

Note Taking

Most college professors use class lectures to teach the course material; therefore, effective note-taking is critical for academic success in college. Effective note-taking resources links are providing below.

To receive credit and earn participation points for completing an online activity, participants must watch at least one of the videos suggested and complete the online quiz by clicking the button Useful Resources for Note Taking. Answers to the quiz are recorded and automatically submitted to the Learning Skills and Technology Coordinator for processing once you click the “Submit” button.

Useful Resources for Note Taking

Test Taking

Tests are an inevitable part of the college experience and test taking skills are critical to academic success in college.  Resource links to help strengthen your test taking skills are listed below.

To receive credit and earn participation points for completing an online activity, participants must watch at least one of the videos suggested and complete the online quiz by clicking the button Useful Resources for Test Taking. Answers to the quiz are recorded and automatically submitted to the Learning Skills and Technology Coordinator for processing once you click the “Submit” button.

Useful Resources for Test Taking

Life Smart Skills

Assertiveness

Assertiveness is the ability to express one’s feelings, beliefs, and opinions confidently and respectfully. Resource links to help you be assertive in many situations are listed below.

To receive credit and earn participation points for completing an online activity, participants must watch at least one of the videos suggested and complete the online quiz by clicking the button Useful Resources for Assertiveness. Answers to the quiz are recorded and automatically submitted to the Learning Skills and Technology Coordinator for processing once you click the “Submit” button.

Useful Resources for Assertiveness

Goal Setting

Setting goals is a powerful process to turn your ideal future into reality. Goal setting can help you choose where you want to go in life.

To receive credit and earn participation points for completing an online activity, participants must watch at least one of the videos suggested and complete the online quiz by clicking the button Useful Resources for Goal Setting. Answers to the quiz are recorded and automatically submitted to the Learning Skills and Technology Coordinator for processing once you click the “Submit” button.

Useful Resources for Goal Setting

Self-Discipline

Self-discipline Is the ability to control and manage oneself with the purpose of achieving a set goal. The need for self-discipline of a college student cannot be overstated. Resource links for building self-discipline is listed below.

To receive credit and earn participation points for completing an online activity, participants must watch at least one of the videos suggested and complete the online quiz by clicking the button Useful Resources for Self-Discipline. Answers to the quiz are recorded and automatically submitted to the Learning Skills and Technology Coordinator for processing once you click the “Submit” button.

Useful Resources for Self-Discipline

Time Management

The ability to regulate time spent on activities is critical in college. Managing one's time is the key to efficiency and productivity. Resource links to help you improve time management skills are listed below.

To receive credit and earn participation points for completing an online activity, participants must watch at least one of the videos suggested and complete the online quiz by clicking the button Useful Resources for Time Management. Answers to the quiz are recorded and automatically submitted to the Learning Skills and Technology Coordinator for processing once you click the “Submit” button.

Useful Resources for Time Management