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Student Success

Useful information to help you succeed as a student at Webster University

Study Skills

Study Skills

Helpful Apps

A variety of apps to help you study and help you save time:

Check out the ARC for a list of helpful apps 

Study Apps

  • Quizlet
    Check out over 10 million sets of free digital flashcards to help you study a variety of class materials
  • Anki
    Available for your desktop, Android, and iOS, this app lets you create digital flashcards

Note Storage

  • Evernote
    Allows you to capture ideas using notes, record meetings, create lists, share files with friends, and more. Free accounts available with premium upgrades offered.
  • Google Keep
    Note taking platform with text, picture, and audio notes formats.

File Storage

  • Dropbox
    Up to 2GB free cloud storage for your files with mobile, web, and desktop applications available.
  • Google Drive
    Up to 15GB free cloud storage for your files through Google.

Helpful Videos

How to Manage Time and Set Priorities

Check out the Academic Resource Center for tips and tricks on how to manage time and set priorities!

 

The 3 rules of effective time management are:

  1. Don't create impossible situations.
  2. Define priorities.
  3. Avoid distractions.

Don't create impossible situations! 

  • Make time your friend, not your enemy.
  • Use time to create success, not failure.
  • Identify your first priority classes and do whatever it takes to succeed.
  • Usually plan on two hours studying for every one hour of class.
  • Drop 2nd priority classes or reduce work hours if necessary.

Define your priorities using the three-list method.

  • Weekly List #1 - The Weekly Calendar.
    Create a weekly calendar. Make it your basic time budgeting guide. List your courses, work, study time, recreation, meals, TV, relaxation, etc. Plan to study 1st priority classes when you work best. Be flexible, adapt your schedule to changing needs. Keep your schedule handy and refer to it often. If it doesn't work, change it.
  • Daily List #2 - The Daily "Things to Do."
    Write down all the things (not on your calendar) that you want to do today . Note homework due or tests to take or subjects you want to emphasize. include shopping, personal calls, etc. This list is a reminder. Use it to set priorities and to reduce decision-making and worry. If time is tight, move items to your long-term list. Rewrite this list each morning. Use visualization to help you focus on what to do.
  • Monthly List #3 - Goals and Other Things.
    This can be one or two lists, a weekly list and/or a monthly list. Put down your goals and things you have to do. What do you want to accomplish over the next month? What do you need to buy? Use this list to keep track of all your commitments. If you're worried about something, put it on this list. The purpose of this list is to develop long-term goals and to free your mind to concentrate on today.

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