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Undergraduate Students

Study Skills


Would you like to manage your time better? Prepare for tests more effectively? Take better notes? Feel less stressed about keeping up with your homework? Our study skills consultants and study skill courses help all types of students improve their skills.  

We see students who are on the dean's list, as well as students who are on academic probation. Anyone who would like to get more out of their studies is welcome to be part of our study skills program and our study skills course, CAS 142: Methods of Inquiry.

Check out our resource page for some handy time management worksheets and study tips!

Finals BootCamp!!

Date & Time




Tuesday, April 30


Mastering the art of juggling during midterm week

Is the thought of studying for all your midterms overwhelming? We will show you how to manage your time so you can do it all and reduce your stress level.


Genesee 309


Wednesday,  May 01


Study-Life Balance

Finding a balance during times of stress is extremely important to maintaining your well-being and performing well on exams. In this workshop, we will explore strategies to help you do both!


Genesee 325


Thursday, May 02


Test preparation and planning

In this workshop, we will discuss ideas for creating an effective study plan and explain how effective time management can help mitigate stress and test anxiety.


Genesee 308

Friday, May 03


It’s time to sit down and study!

How can you prepare yourself to be in the best position to succeed? In this workshop, we will share tips to make the most of your time studying.


Genesee 309

Individual Study Skills Support

Our confidential study skills support offers you individual discussions with a consultant who will help you improve your academic performance and efficiency. Your consultant will meet with you, discuss your concerns, and help you discover learning techniques that will enable you to enhance your overall academic performance.

All appointments with study skills consultants are free, and you may meet with them for a one-time troubleshooting session or on a regular basis during the fall and spring semesters. 

Study Skills Course

In addition to individual sessions, study skills consultants teach a six-week course, CAS 142: Methods of Inquiry, each semester. This course focuses on issues that are relevant to learning effectively, such as time management, stress, test-taking strategies, and motivation.

This is a workshop-style class in which students are required to submit a number of short assignments and a short final essay. Students will also be asked to give an in-class presentation at the end of the course.

Spring 2019 CAS 142: Methods of Inquiry

  • CRN 16180 regular section meeting in-person (4:50 - 6:05 pm on Mondays, February 4 - April 8)
  • CRN 16178 regular section meeting in-person (4:50 - 6:05 pm on Thursdays, February 14 - April 18) 
  • CRN 16165 regular section meeting in-person (2:00 - 3:15 pm on Fridays, January 18 - February 22)

For more information about the course or to make a study skills appointment, please visit our office in Dewey 1-154, call (585) 275-9049, or email us!