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Self-Regulation Handouts

Starting off Strong

Here's a two-week guide to helping you "get there" and "be there" this quarter. Start your quarter with this checklist, and you'll be off to a great start.

Ten Myths about Sleep

Many college students do not get the 7-9 hours of sleep recommended by experts for good health, safety, and maximum performance. Discover some of the myths surrounding sleep and why good sleep habits are so essential to your learning.

Self-Regulation Links

Follow these links for self-regulation resources. Each of these sites offers learning resources appropriate for college-level learners. Please note that neither SPU nor the Center for Learning is responsible for contents on the following pages.

  • Effective Habits for Effective Study
    Consider these eight habits for becoming an effective student...
    Effective study habits
  • Overcoming Procrastination
    A few tips for avoiding procrastination: Clarify your personal goals; Manage your time effectively; Change your attitude; Change your behavior; and Accept yourself...
    Tips for overcoming procrastination (PDF)
  • Self Care
    A few brief considerations for living that incorporates behaviors to help you feel refreshed, replenished, and motivated.
    Self-Help: Self Care
  • Stress Management
    Includes a Stress Quiz: How Stressed Are You?, Beliefs that Contribute to Stress, and Tips for Managing Stress.
    Stress Management Help
  • 17 Ways To Improve Your Study
    17 great at-a-glance guide tips for improving your study.
    Improve Your Studying
  • Motivation V.I.T.A.L.S.
    How do you do something that you don't want to do? Remember this great mnemonic to help you find out!
    Get something done
  • Setting SMART Goals
    Guidelines for determining useful personal goals.
    Goal Setting - Getting Started
    A worksheet for writing personal SMART goals.
    A Step by Step Guide to Setting SMART Goals (DOC)