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Success at Bryn Mawr

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on 12 September 2016

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Study Skills
Study skills and study practices help you become a more effective student, test-taker and critical thinker.

Below are just a few study strategies to get you started. For more, go to http://selfcare.blogs.brynmawr.edu/
You
Knowing yourself is important to understanding how you learn and how you have grown.
Keep in mind that you are in charge of yourself
This means that success, whether at BMC or outside of it, is dependent on you.
Success at Bryn Mawr
Success: Bryn Mawr & Beyond
What is self-care and how are you a part of it?
Self-Care at BMC
Seven areas of self-care
Emotional
Physical
Social
Environmental
Occupational
Spiritual
Intellectual
Self-care at Bryn Mawr is comprised of seven areas that, combined, help you to find your balance.
Study Practices
Study in an environment that works for you

Limit your distractions; they can be good stress relievers within reason (social media, friends, etc.)

A work-break balance is typically 45-15 or 50-10

Reviewing material is only effective when you practice the ideas & concepts you reviewed

If a professor tells you to focus on a specific area, do it.
Note Taking
Before Class
Review previous lectures
Preview upcoming lectures
Question what you covered
Reading
Outside-in Approach
Read the Intro
Read the Conclusion
Read the first & last paragraph of each sectionchapter
Read/skim through the entire reading
Paper Writing
Outlining
Recognize Main Ideas
Identify supporting details
Structure & create your outline

Tips for Editing Papers
Make it a reader-based approach
Read your paper aloud
http://www.brynmawr.edu/academicsupport
rheiser@brynmawr.edu
Academic Resources
Academic Support & Learning Resources Specialist, Rachel Heiser
Peer Mentoring Services
http://pms.blogs.brynmawr.edu
pms@brynmawr.edu
Stress Management, General Academic Support & Academic Success and Planning

Emotional Health
The Counseling Service
http://www.brynmawr.edu/healthcenter/counseling/index.htm
Physical Health
The Health Center
http://www.brynmawr.edu/healthcenter/
Athletics
http://athletics.brynmawr.edu/landing/index
Registered Dietician, Natalie Zaparzynski
Health
Setting yourself up for success is something that takes time, commitment and focus. With the following strategies, tips and pieces of advice, we hope to set you up toward
your
success.
http://www.brynmawr.edu/dining/dietary/
nzaparzyns@brynmawr.edu
Resources
Access Services
Students with Disabilities
http://roosevelt.jpschools.org/resources/library/
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/06/29/healthy-foods-worth-the-hype_n_3517380.html
http://www.brynmawr.edu/deans/seeing_dean.shtml
Access services is available to any students who think they may need accommodations due to a learning, physical or psychological disability.
Time Management
Use a planner/agenda to help plan out a weekly, daily and monthly schedule

Break up your to do list into smaller parts with a realistic estimate of time

Find out where, when and how you can work most effectively
Stress Management
Stress is a part of life
And with stress comes the chance you will be off balance
Remember to find
your
BrynBalance
Course-specific instruction & resources
Peer Tutoring
http://www.brynmawr.edu/deans/acad_support/tutoring2.shtml
Peer-led Instruction (PLI)
Teaching Assistants
It also means asking for help is okay!
Check out the following resources for additional assistance.
Below are just some of the resources you can utilize to set yourself up for success.

Deans' Office
http://www.brynmawr.edu/deans/

deansoffice@brynmawr.edu
The Writing Center
The Quantative Center
http://www.brynmawr.edu/writingcenter/
http://www.brynmawr.edu/qproject/
References
Post-Bryn Mawr Resources
Career & Professional Development Office (CPD)
http://www.brynmawr.edu/cpd/
After Class
Revise your notes
Review your notes for next class
Ask about what you learned
During Class
Listen closely
Take notes that make sense to you
Make notes about what does not
Leadership in Liberal Arts Center (LILAC)
Civic Engagement Office (CEO)
http://www.brynmawr.edu/lilac/
http://www.brynmawr.edu/ceo/
Deb Alder, coordinator
dalder@brynmawr.edu
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