Academic Success

Helping you make the connections you need

Throughout our lives, we learn tools for navigating the many challenges and opportunities that life brings us. We have each developed our own unique sets of skills to help us recognize our full potential, feel good about the choices we make and enjoy how we interact in the world. But life also has a way of throwing us curve balls, stress crops up in ways we can’t always anticipate and sometimes, we need to learn new tools and skills to adjust to the changing landscape.

At USD, we want you to know that there is no problem too big or small to warrant attention and we are here to support you and help you find the tools and resources you need to be your most healthy, resilient and happy self.

Improve your Study Skills

Are you looking for some resources for making the most of your study time? Check out these helpful strategies for enhancing the way you approach your study sessions.

Healthy Striving v. Perfectionism

We all strive to succeed in the various daily roles that we play, particularly as college students working toward a degree and balancing multiple demands. We so often, however, mistake success with perfection. Learn how to break free from the problematic thinking of perfectionism and define a healthier sense of what we are striving for.

Test Taking Skills

When it comes time to take a test, it is not unusual to feel overwhelmed and even anxious. We have put together some tips to help you navigate different styles of tests and strategies for tackling exams so you can be your most successful!

Procrastination Blasters

Do you struggle with leaving things until the last minute? Do you wait to finish things until you are almost too late, and then rush to finish, leaving yourself stressed and the project suffering? Check out these tools for understanding and overcoming procrastination.

You Succeed @ USD

Browse through videos to hear fellow students share their wisdom about study strategies, time management, test preparation and more.

Finals Week Resources

Finals Week can be a stressful time of the semester! It’s not uncommon to feel nervous, stressed out and overwhelmed, but we want you to know we are here to help! We have many resources available to help you be the most successful and stay healthy during this hectic time. Check out all of the resources available to you!

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