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Academic Resources

Below you'll find resources grouped by theme and our instructional video series, all designed to help support you on your academic journey.

Prefer paper resources? Check out our resource walls located outside of MGC 243 and on the first floor of Clark Hall. 

Please note that instructions for how to download/copy your selected e-planner to your drive are located within the document on the upper right hand side. 

Below you'll find e-planners that can be used online. You'll also find fillable planners (PDFs) that can be downloaded to your hard drive and printed.

  • SMART Goals Worksheet: A template to guide you in developing goals that are specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound.

  • Keep | Release | Acquire: This self-reflection invites you to evaluate your habits: Which should you keep, release, and acquire to achieve your academic goals in the upcoming semester or year? 
  • Overcoming Procrastination & Procrastination Worksheet: Tools for those seeking support in addressing feelsings of procrastination and low motivation. These resources will guide you how to identifiy your own inhibitors and solutions.
  • 4 Mind Shifts for Task Initiation: Simple strategies and resources to help you move from inaction to action. 
  • Simplified Pomodoro Tracker: In this simplified version, you can track your daily time investment towards completing your out-of-class work while keeping running lists of tasks, rewards, and accomplishments. Downloadable Paper Copy | SAMPLE
  • Atomic Habits Cheat Sheet: Summary of Approaches to Habit Change, from the book, "Atomic Habits" by James Clear

  • AU Student Explains how to use a Planner: (video) Quick tips to maximize time management through the use of a daily planner. 

  • YOU@Americana free, new platform to help you make the most of your college experience from mental and physical health, to friendships and finding balance, it’s all here. YOU@American is a personalized and 100% confidential web platform connecting you to online tools and campus resources to support your goals to succeed, thrive, and matter at AU. 

  • Kurzweil 3000: Upload electronic files, including Word, PDF, HTML, and EPUB documents, to hear text read aloud. Annotate within the document, and export your notes and highlights into study guides.  
  • Essay Breakdown Template: Transform essays into a series of smaller achievable tasks that can be completed in shorter work sessions over the course of several days or weeks.
  • Tips & Resources: View the Writing Center's resources to help you organize your papers, understand proper citations, and more. 
  • Videos: Quick videos to walk you through creating a project plan, developing an argument, and more. 
  • Establish an At-Home Academic Workspace(video) Did you know that an organized workspace can boost mood and productivity? In this short video we offer 4 tips to improve your at home workspace.
  • AU Study Spots: Looking for new places to study on campus or nearby? Check out this comprehensive list of AU Study Spots! 
  • Six Daily Tips for Navigating Online Spaces: This short guide provides best practices for the daily management of your online spaces, including Canvas, Gmail, and more. 

Instructional Videos

Short videos that offer impactful academic strategies. For our latest video content, subscribe to our YouTube channel. 

Gist Strategy: Simple Note-Taking


Capture your reading's key ideas, themes, and figures by learning the method behind this straightforward note-taking strategy.

7 Day Hourly Planner


Build a 7 Day Hourly Planner to help you manage your time more efficiently.  

Establish a Home Workspace


Boost your mood and productivity with these 4 simple tips to improve your at-home workspace.

Welcome to Academic Coaching


An introduction to our services: learn more about the common topics covered and how to schedule an appointment.

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