Study Skills

An appointment with a professional staff member can help you discover study strategies targeted to your specific needs and learning style.

Individual meetings

If you want to improve your grades in a particular course, or have specific academic concerns, one-on-one appointments are available. These appointments with a professional staff member can help you discover strategies targeted to your specific learning style and needs. Application is always made to your current course work.

Study skills sessions can cover topics such as:

  • Managing time and tasks
  • Note taking
  • Reading strategies
  • Participating in class discussion
  • Preparing for exams
  • Test taking strategies
  • Dealing with test anxiety
  • Organizing research
  • Writing papers
  • Completing class projects

Call 206-281-2475 to schedule an appointment, or email cfl@spu.edu for more information.

Study skills

Study skills classes and workshops

Success Skills for College (GS 1001) is a two-credit class offered Winter and Spring Quarters. In this class you explore time management, note-taking skills, exam strategies, learning styles, and university resources and expectations. All topics covered include practical learning activities with individualized application. Check the 2017–18 time schedule to see when GS1001 is offered.

Advanced Skills for College Success (GS 2002) is a two-credit class designed to strengthen the reading, writing, thinking, and research skills vital for your success in upper-division coursework. Application is made to your current classes. This class is not offered every year.

Learning Strategies Workshops are offered upon request on topics such as test-taking strategies, stress management, time management, and note taking.

Online Study Skills Resources

“Learning never exhausts the mind.”
Leonardo da Vinci
(1492–1519)

Questions welcomed here!

Stop by Lower Moyer to learn more, or call us at 206-281-2475 to set up an appointment.

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