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Please refer to the following list on topics which might be of interest to you. Do bear in mind that the information contained in our Self-Help Resources is not intended as a substitute for professional help. If you would like assistance, ring 3442 8479 or come in to Student Development Services and make an appointment with one of the Counsellors.

Adjustment

University Students

- Adjusting To University Life - University of Cape Town

- Adjustment Reaction - University of Minnesota Duluth

- Adjusting to a New Country - Macquarie University

International Students

- International Students Coping with Culture Shock - University of Wisconsin, Eau Clair

Concentration & Memory

- Concentrating When Studying - University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA

- Concentration - Basic Guidelines - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

- Paying Attention in the Classroom - University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA

- Remembering - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

- Effective Memory Strategies - University of Western Ontario

- The Alphabet Technique - Remembering Simple Ordered Lists - MindTools.com

- The Journey System - Remembering Long Lists - MindTools.com

- The Link & Story Methods - Remembering a Simple List - MindTools.com

- The Major System - Remembering Very Long Numbers - MindTools.com

- The Number/Rhyme Mnemonic - Remembering Simple Ordered Lists - MindTools.com

- The Number/Shape Mnemonic - Remembering Simple Ordered Lists - MindTools.com

- The Roman Room System - Remembering Grouped Information - MindTools.com

- Concept Mapping - University of Victoria

- Using Concept Maps as Memory Aid - MindTools.com

Creativity

- Practical Creativity - MindTools.com

- Edward De Bono (Six Thinking Hat's Author) - Edwdebono.com

- Concept Mapping - University of Victoria

Decision-Making & Problem-Solving

- Guide to Decision-Making - Texas Woman's University

- Adaptive Decision Making - University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA

- Decision Making Techniques - MindTools.com

- Pareto Analysis - Selecting the Most Important Changes To Make - MindTools.com

- Six Thinking Hats - Looking At a Decision From All Points of View - MindTools.com

- PMI - Weighing the Pros & Cons of a Decision - MindTools.com

- Paired Comparison Analysis - Working Out the Relative Importance of Different Options - MindTools.com

- Forced Field Analysis - Understanding the Pressures For and Against Changes - MindTools.com

- Decision Tree Analysis - Choosing between options by Projecting likely Outcomes - MindTools.com

- Grid Analysis - Making a Choice Where Many Factors Must be Balanced - MindTools.com 

- Problem Solving - State University of New York at Buffalo

Developmental Tasks

- Life Span Development - MentalHelp.net

Exams/Test-Taking

- Exam Anxiey - Counselling Service, Student Development Services, City University of Hong Kong

- Exam Preparation - University of Guelph

- Big Test Tomorrow - George Washington University

- "I know the Material, but When I Take the Test I Go Blank" - Kansas State University 

- Test Anxiety - SUNY at Buffalo

- Test Anxiety -  Missouri University of Science and Technology

- Top Ten Tips for Reducing Test Anxiety - George Washington University

- Use Test Time Wisely - George Washington University

- Answering Multiple Choice Questions - Tulane University

- The Multiple Choice Exam - University of Victoria

- Preparing for Tests & Exams - York University

- Common Words Used in Essay Questions - George Washington University

Financial Management

- Money Management - Texas State University - San Marcos

Learning & Studying

- Learning from Lectures - University of Guelph

- Learning from Textbooks - University of Guelph

- Learning Styles & How to Maximize Your Success in School - Pace University - Westchester Campuses

- Using Study Groups to Increase Learning - University of Victoria

- Try "Active Learning" Techniques - George Washington University

- Concept Mapping - University of Guelph

- Tips for Effective Study Habits - Edinboro University

- How to Approach a Professor for Help - University of Florida

- Top Ten Tips for Selecting Main Ideas - George Washington University

Motivation & Goal Setting

- Personal Goal Setting - MindTools.com

- Prioritizing - Texas Woman's University

- Setting Goals Effectively - MindTools.com

- Achieving Goals and Feedback - MindTools.com

- Smart Goals - University of Victoria

- Motivation - University of Minnesota Duluth

- Motivating Yourself to Study - Texas Woman's University

- Motivation Exercise - University of Minnesota

- Motivation & Concentration - University of Minnesota

Note-Taking & Listening

- Listening & Note-taking - University of Waterloo

- Note-Taking at University - York University

- Taking Lecture and Class Notes - Dartmouth University

- Taking Notes From Lectures - University of Minnesota Duluth

- Note Taking and In-Class Skills - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

- Learn the Cornell Method of Note-Taking - George Washington University

- Note-Taking - The Cornell System - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

- Taking Notes From a Textbook - University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA

- Editing Lecture Notes - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

- Mind Maps - A Powerful Approach to Note Taking - MindTools.com

Oral Presentation

- Managing Nervousness During Presentations - University of Guelph

- Classroom Presentations - University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA

- Public Speaking Anxiety - University of Tennessee at Martin

- Better Public Speaking & Presentation - MindTools.com

- Speaking to an Audience - MindTools.com

- Presentation Planning Checklist - MindTools.com

Reading & Writing

- Reading Skills for University - York University

- Reading to Comprehend & Learn - University of Victoria

- Improving Reading Rate & Comprehension - University of Minnesota

- Writing Good Papers - Texas Woman's University

- Reading & the Web - University of Guelph

- Marking and Underlining - University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA

- How to Read an Essay - University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA

- How to Read Essays You Must Analyze - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

- Skimming and Scanning Scientific Material - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

- Reading Difficult Material - University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA

- Writing Basics - University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA 

- Reading from Computer Monitors - University of Guelph

Thinking Skills

- Thinking Critically - University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA

- Thinking Aloud - University of St. Thomas, Minnesota, USA 

- Inductive and Deductive Reasoning - San Jose State University

- Introduction to Ad Hominem Fallacies - San Jose State University

- Introduction to Fallacious Appeals - San Jose State University

Time Management

- Time Management for University Students - York University

- Time Management Principles - University of Minnesota Duluth

- The Heart of Managing Your Time & Yourself: O-PATSM - California State University, Long Beach

- Procrastination & Time Management - University of Oregon

- Procrastination: Problem or Plus? - Kansas State University

Values

- Values & Morals Clarification - MentalHealth.net