During your time at Centenary, utilizing resources and being knowledgeable of academic skills and study strategies will help you stay academically successful. Below are numerous handouts, templates, and resources available to all students. Enjoy!

Time Management

Time management is a technique to use your time efficiently and effectively in order to achieve your academic and life goals.

  • The Semester Planner will allow you to plan your weekly commitments.  It is important to plan regular study times for each course you are enrolled in, as well as weekly practices, employment and other commitments.
  • The Semester Overview allows you to view the big picture of when major assignments, projects and exams will occur.  This will allow you to be proactive in setting aside sufficient time to prepare and complete these important course requirements.
  • The Weekly Assignment Planner should be completed each week in order to prepare you for assignment due dates.  Review each evening and create a to-do list for the next day.  Include uncompleted items and the items on your Weekly Assignment Planner.
  • The Weekly Assignments Printable allows you to outline your homework assignments and includes a space at the bottom for small to-do lists and tasks that need to be completed.
  • The To-Do List Template allows you to keep track of your tasks and goals throughout the week.
Remote Work and Online Learning

When working from home or taking online classes, it is important to stay organized and on task. The resources below offer tips and checklists to ensure that you’re creating a space to help you focus.

  • Creating a Study Space offers 10 helpful tips on creating the best at-home environment in which to learn and study
  • Online Work Checklist offers three helpful checklists with tips for time management and healthy habits when taking online classes and working remotely
  • Are online classes for you? How well would online courses fit your circumstances and lifestyle? Click here to take this evaluation to determine if an online course is right for you.
Test Taking and Study Strategies

Learning how to study is an important skill and will help you tremendously throughout your academic career. Below are handouts that offers study tips and ways to prepare for tests and exams.

  • The Study Cycle explains the five steps to successful content review and studying
  • Understanding Test Anxiety explains some of the causes and solutions to test anxiety, as well as tips to help reduce it!
  • The Five Day Study Plan allows you to outline the material you’ll study and what techniques and self-testing tools you’ll use to review the material
  • Test Review Strategies offers a variety of preparation and review strategies for tests and exams

The resources below offer different kinds of note-taking methods, as well as ways to take effective and useful notes. Check out which method works best for you!

Web Resources

How to Study

Assists students in how to study and write for specific discipline areas.

Khan Academy

With a library of over 2,700 videos covering everything from arithmetic to physics, finance, and history and 276 practice exercises, we’re on a mission to help you learn what you want, when you want, at your own pace.

My Study Life
My Study Life is an all-in-one organizational tool and planner. Keep track of your schedule, classes, assignments, and everyday tasks in order to stay organized and focused. Best part? It’s free!

Focus Booster
This app is a time management tool that helps you break up your time into smaller chunks in order to stay focused and organized. You can also keep track of your tasks and how successfully you’ve managed your time.

“Time is free, but it's priceless. You can't own it, but you can use it. You can't keep it, but you can spend it. Once you've lost it you can never get it back.”

Harvey MacKay
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