The transition from high school to college or even from a community college to a four–year university can bring many changes and adjustments to student life. These include time management, note taking, textbook reading, test preparation, and more. SARC offers a variety of resources that aid in developing these skills.

Learning Skills Resources

It can be overwhelming to know where to start when you want to improve your academics. We’ve broken the process down so you can effectively target the areas that will make the most positive impacts. Our academic coaches are experts at guiding you through this process, or you can take these steps on your own!

Step 1. Complete the College Level Study Skills Inventory.

Step 2. Evaluate your results. What area could you work on that might improve your academics? Resources and information are grouped by category below.

Step 3: Schedule a one-on-one session with an ACE peer coach to develop an action plan for academic success and get support. Click here to schedule an appointment.

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The College Level Study Skills Inventory will assist in providing students immediate feedback on their current approach to college level study skills. There are six critical study skills college students need to consistently be developing: text book reading, note taking, memory, test preparation, concentration, and time management. At the conclusion of the inventory, each of these skills will be assessed based on the manner in which the questions were answered.

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During the fall and spring semesters, SARC tutors and SI Leaders host final review sessions at the Student Union during finals week. Sessions are live streamed and recorded via Zoom. Past semesters’ content can be viewed on the SARC YouTube channel or through the previous semesters Panopto folder. Click here for the current schedule, and here for review materials for each session.

Every summer, SARC provides guidance and support to a targeted group of UCF freshmen students in the Access Program. Students who are a part of these specialized advising programs benefit from intensive programming and academic support allowing for a successful first year of college.

Programming for this program includes mandatory academic advising requirements, supplemental instruction, goal setting and course monitoring, and access to peer mentors for additional support. The combination of personal contact and appropriate academic referrals provides students with the knowledge and skills necessary for academic success in college.