First Year Learning Tips

The First Year Learning Tips series is designed to provide students with food for thought as they embark on their academic journey as HWS students. We hope these study and learning tips will aid students in becoming better learners, connecting to the HWS community, and engaging in intellectual activities with passion.

If there is a topic on which you would like more information or if you have any questions, please contact Ingrid Keenan (keenan@hws.edu or x3832). Students seeking additional assistance can also schedule appointments with CTL Study Mentors through StudyHub.

Welcome to HWS!

HS to HWS: Tips to Ease your Transition to College

25 Things You Can Learn From Your Syllabus

Learning Strategies Inventory

Time Management

How to email your professor

Note-taking Strategies

Reading Strategies

Test & Exam Strategies

College Writing, or "You’re Not in Kansas Anymore"

Best Practices for Using Sources in College Papers

Top 10 times to visit your Professor’s Office Hours

How to participate effectively in class

Successful Group Projects

How to Ace your First Finals

Top 10 Strategies for Wildly Effective Stress Management

How to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Make an Appointment

Use StudyHub to make an appointment with a Study Mentor by clicking the button above.

Contact Us

Questions or suggestions:
Contact Ingrid Keenan at keenan@hws.edu or (315) 781-3832


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