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Improving YOUR Academic Success!

Welcome to eStudent Success, the FREE online resource for a growing library of college success tutorials to help you achieve your academic goals and become a successful learner.

The programs cover academic success topics such as Learning Skill Development, Student Service Information/Overviews, Distance Education Success, and many programs on Student Success. New programs added regularly - so check back often.

These courses have been developed from several sources, but primarily from similar projects completed over the years.

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

What's New?

If your taking a full course load and committing two hours of study for each hour in class, then you know you're putting in about 40 hours each week, just for school. 

Study-related stress is a real issue among college students.

We introduced eStudent Stretch to incentivize you to take a much needed break from your studies.

Graphic examples of the various eStudent Stretch available stretches

Learning Skill Development

Help yourself to the topics listed below. They would be valuable to onsite and online students alike.
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ACTIVE LISTENING

One effective way to stay focused and improve concentration is to employ active listening techniques. This tutorial explores these techniques and how to use them to become a better active listener.

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READING TO ANSWER QUESTIONS

This program introduces you to some new strategies for reading that will improve your retention and understanding of text-based materials.

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TAKING EFFECTIVE NOTES

Learning how to take effective notes is key to understanding and retaining information presented in lectures, books, and other instructional materials.

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SETTING GOALS

Success in achieving your goals has a lot to do with how well you set goals. This single topic tutorial emphasizes the importance of goals and presents a process you can use to set goals for work, school, and your personal life.

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GETTING THE MOST OUT OF LECTURES

This program introduces some new strategies for reading that will improve your retention and understanding of text-based materials.


Student Service Information/Overview

Student service specific programs

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ACTIVE DUTY AND VETERAN EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS OVERVIEW

An overview of educational benefits available to eligible active duty servicemembers and veterans.

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DISTANCE EDUCATION SUCCESS

The tutorial clears up some common misconceptions about taking online classes; describes how online classes are different than their classroom-taught equivalents; and introduces you to the student and academic support services for online learners.

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FINANCIAL AID BASICS

An overview of the FAFSA, federal and state financial aid programs, grants vs loans, scholarships, and basic money management.


Student Success

Programs designed to transform the soft-skills of student academic success that often exist only as campus "tribal knowledge" into documented programs available to the benefit of all students.

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STUDENT CONDUCT AND SAFETY

Campus life embraces the diversity, common goals, and interests shared by the students, faculty, and staff.

This program focuses on the conduct expectations for all that maintain an atmosphere of academic excellence and safety that benefits everyone.

Graphic of one of the various eStudent Stretch program.
ESTUDENT STRETCH

The sedentary lifestyle of a college student and the pressure of getting all their work done can lead to stress.

Introducing eStudent Stretch - online stretching exercises you can do at your desk. Taking a break to de-stress and do a little stretching can help to keep you going.