Student Resources

Below we have gathered resources that you can print or upload to your Google Drive. If you have any questions or would like help using any of the resources, you can contact a Learning Assistance staff member or schedule a session with a learning strategies tutor.

Resources are continuously added throughout the year. Come back soon to check for additional resources.

LASSI Plus - Learning and Study Strategies Inventory

What is LASSI Plus?
  • LASSI is a research-based, 60-question assessment designed to help students gain awareness of and improve their learning and studying skills across 10 scales: Anxiety, Attitude, Concentration, Information Processing, Motivation, Selecting Main Ideas, Self-Testing, Test Strategies, Time Management, Using Academic Resources
  • LASSI Plus offers students the opportunity to take LASSI twice. Once as a pre-assessment and the second time as a post-assessment after completing “Prescriptions” (online interactive activities) that will help the student improve upon the skills listed above. The online activities that are recommended are based on a student’s initial results.
How to take LASSI?
  • Complete this Request Form. You will then receive an email with instructions and additional information.
  • After completing the assessment, you will receive a report with your results and additional instructions on how to access the Prescriptions module.
  • You are strongly encouraged to set up a Student Success Consultation with a Learning Assistance staff member or meet with a Learning Strategies Tutor to discuss and help you make meaning of your results. Many students might also find it beneficial to share the information from their results with their advisor, professors, or mentors.

*Access to LASSI Plus will be granted on a first-come, first-served basis as we have a limited number of assessments.

Time Management

Weekly Schedules
Digital Resources
  • Shovel (paid subscription) – digital calendar, planner, and to-do list
  • Structured Day Planner (free app) – daily calendar, reminders, tasks
  • Owaves (free app) – holistic calendar to plan meals, exercise, sleep, etc.
Self-Reflection Tool
Final Exams Schedule


How to Guides
Planner Templates
Digital Resources
  • Notion (free account)
    • School Template (click “duplicate” on the top right hand corner and create a free account)
    • Student Dashboard (click “duplicate” on the top right hand corner and create a free account)

Study Skills

Studying Resources
  • Pomodoro Technique: Set a timer for 25 minutes of work and then take a 5 minute break. After 4 cycles, take a long break (15-30min).


Note Taking Methods

  • Outline: Each topic is structured using bullet points, numbers, or letters. The main topic is listed at the top while subpoints, supporting details, or examples are listed below as the topic becomes more specific.
  • Cornell: The page is divided into two columns with a summary section at the bottom. Notes go into the main note-taking column on the right and the left side is for comments, questions or hints about the actual notes. After the lecture, summarize the main ideas of the page in the section at the bottom.
  • Boxing: All notes that are related to each other are grouped together in a box. Each box represents a different topic.
  • Charting: Notes are organized by creating a table or spreadsheet. Topics are listed horizontally or vertically with different categories representing each column and row.
  • Mapping: Notes are sectioned or circled and connected to other concepts, enabling you to establish relationships between the topics. Start with writing the main topic at the top or center of the page. Keep branching ideas into subtopics on the left and right.
Hand-written vs. Typed Notes
Pros Cons
Hand-written notes
  • Research shows that hand writing notes improves your ability to remember class material
  • Limited distractions
  • Notes can be lost if notebook is misplaced
  • It might be challenging to keep up with writing notes and listening to the lecture
Typed notes
  • Typing is typically quicker than writing and allows for digital access to notes
  • Additional online resources can be used to support students while taking notes
  • Additional distractions are present
  • Network connectivity might cause issues with typing or accessing notes
Digital Resources



Interactive Tools


  • Use Weava to highlight, annotate, organize, and cite pdf or online sources
  • Use Zotero to organize or share your research citations
  • For help with research in an academic discipline, contact the Librarian Liaison that works with that program or your Personal Librarian.