- Managing Your Mindset
Much of who you are on a day-to-day basis comes from your mindset. Your mindset is the view you have of your qualities and characteristics – where they come from and whether they can change. These following two mindsets represent the extreme ends on either side of a spectrum.
A fixed mindset comes from the belief that your qualities are carved in stone – who you are is who you are, period. Characteristics such as intelligence, personality, and creativity are fixed traits, rather than something that can be developed. A growth mindset comes from the belief that your basic qualities are things you can cultivate through effort. Yes, people differ greatly – in aptitude, talents, interests, or temperaments – but everyone can change and grow through application and experience.
Understanding how Mindset impacts your experience in College is a key to your success. Learn more, including tips for reframing your Mindset, here.
It’s very possible to be somewhere in the middle, and to lean a certain way in one area of life, and a different way in other areas. Your views may be different for artistic talent, intelligence, personality, or creativity. Whatever mindset you have in a particular area will guide you in that area.
- Effective Time Management
You’ve heard how important time management is, especially in College. But why? Many students have shared how quickly they had to learn the hard way, the importance of time management. While the freedom and independence college usually brings can be exciting, it also requires accountability. Good time management skills help students prioritize tasks and responsibilities, so they are able to prepare for and complete assignments on time, prepare well for tests and exams and juggle the additional responsibilities outside the classroom.
Understanding how Time Management impacts your experience in College is a key to your success. Learn more, including tips for effective time management, here.
- Combating Procrastination
If effective time management is the goal, procrastination may be your single greatest enemy. Getting started when it’s time to start takes self-discipline and self-control. Understanding how Procrastination impacts your experience in College is a key to your success. Learn more, including tips to combat Procrastination, here.
- Successful Note Taking
Unsure how to take the best notes in class? We’ve got you covered! Check out our Cornell Note Taking worksheet.
- Building a Weekly Study Plan
Do you want to increase your chances of getting better grades on exams and reducing unwanted stress? Then this is the perfect solution for you. Check out our Weekly Study Plan worksheet.
- Creating a Weekly Study Cycle
Unsure how to plan your time each week to make sure you’re getting the most out of each class? We’ve got you covered! Check out our Study Cycle guide.
- Peer Academic Coaching
The College of Arts and Sciences HUB Student Success Center offers a Peer Academic Coaching (PAC) program that allows for opportunities for student-to-student connections focused on academic and social success. PACs serve as an additional unit of academic support for all UTC undergraduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences and other academic support communities.
PACs receive ongoing training to assist peers with:
- study skills
- time management
- understanding academic policies and procedures
- appropriate referrals to campus resources
- course registration process (adding/dropping classes and major change process).
- and more…
In addition to their academic coaching duties, PACs actively:
- host workshops
- make class visits to present peer-level skills-based training
- hold various on-campus events
- and assist in focused outreach initiatives for at-risk students.
They also provide supplemental advising based on their experiences as students at UTC. Peer Academic Coaches offer one-on-one appointments that are scheduled through Navigate. To schedule a meeting with a Peer Academic Coach:
- Log into MyMocsNet
- Go to the Academics Page
- Select the “Schedule Advising/Tutoring” button
- From the Navigate homepage choose “Schedule Advising/Tutoring Appointment”
- Type of Appointment – Advising
- Service – Peer Academic Coaching
- Location – College of Arts and Sciences(HUB)
- Choose a day/time that works best for you
- Review appointment details and add any particular comments that might be important. It is always helpful to let your PAC know what you would like to cover in your appointment. (i.e. campus resources, study skills, time management techniques, etc.