Start Smart: Watch the Smart Tips for Serious Students video series

Here it is. Week two. By now, you should have met your teachers, gotten your books and started taking notes.

Right now, you may also be feeling a little bit freaked out. You may be wondering how you are going to do everything you need to do. No worries. Good students are made, not born.

What’s the difference between a successful student and a not-so-successful student? It isn’t IQ.

Successful students have learned how to focus, listen actively in class, take useful notes, think critically, research effectively, set goals, manage time and prepare for tests.

Your library has a series of online videos to help in each of these areas:

 Still not sure what to do? Try this:

Visit the Roane State Learning Center. They have student tutors who can help you learn practical tips and techniques to succeed in class.

Visit the Roane State SAILS webpage.

Ask your librarians. Don’t be afraid to ask for our help. You can do this. We are here to help.

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