This guide includes ★some strategies to chart your path, plan out your study and coursework, and maximize the time you spend in college (whether on or off campus); ★successful methods we’ve seen students use to stay on top of their classes; and ★ways to reduce anxieties of coursework or class time, and to foster habits of mind and body that make the learning process more fulfilling.
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Students: There’s no one right way to learn! It’s about listening to yourself, and thinking about how you work, what constraints you may have to overcome, and how you remember and can respond to key ideas you encounter. We view the learning process as part of the overall ecology of being a whole human being who happens to also be a student, and we encourage you to think about your whole self when you approach these materials.
Faculty: You are welcome to reuse and remix this guide in your materials, including on your syllabuses or course websites. It is also available for you to add discipline-specific material as you see fit, and we’d love to know what you add!
In addition to the materials provided in our Student Guide, we recommend these CUNY-wide student resources: