You Succeed @ USD

You Succeed @ USDThe You Succeed @ USD video series is designed specifically to help students reach their academic potential. Each brief video consists of tips and recommendations from highly successful USD students who have excelled in and outside the classroom. Browse through the videos below to hear fellow students share their wisdom. In addition to the videos, most topics will contain links to additional resources and critical reflection prompts that faculty members may ask students to complete

Study Strategies

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Adjusting to Different Teaching Styles

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Additional Resources:

For more assistance, take a look at some of these great strategies for studying or visit the Center for Student Success. We can connect you with a peer coach, talk to you about time management and study strategies, and offer tips and tools to help make your time on campus the most successful.

Reflection Questions:

  1. What are 1-3 things you learned, or were reminded, about study strategies from the videos and related resources?
  2. Do you plan to apply what you learned about study strategies from the video and related resources in your daily life as a student? If so, how will you apply what you learned? If not, what is preventing you from applying anything from the video and related resources?
  3. What additional information or resources (e.g., offices, services, individuals, etc.) would be helpful for you as you continue to enhance your study skills?

Time Management

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Reflection Questions:

  1. What are 1-3 things you learned, or were reminded, about time management from the video and related resources?
  2. Do you plan to apply what you learned about time management from the video and related resources in your daily life as a student? If so, how will you apply what you learned? If not, what is preventing you from applying anything from the video and related resources?
  3. What additional information or resources (e.g., offices, services, individuals, etc.) would be helpful for you as you continue to enhance your time management skills?

Additional Resources:

For more assistance or to connect with someone who can help you find the best strategies for managing your time, visit the Center for Student Success. We can connect you with a peer coach, talk to you about time management and study strategies, and offer tips and tools to help make your time on campus the most successful.


Test Preparation

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Reflection Questions:

  1. What are 1-3 things you learned, or were reminded, about test preparation from the video and related resources?
  2. Do you plan to apply what you learned about test preparation from the video and related resources in your daily life as a student? If so, how will you apply what you learned? If not, what is preventing you from applying anything from the video and related resources?
  3. What additional information or resources (e.g., offices, services, individuals, etc.) would be helpful for you as you continue to enhance your test preparation skills?

Additional Resources:

For more assistance take a look at these test preparation strategies or visit the Center for Student Success. We can connect you with a peer coach, talk to you about time management and study strategies, and offer tips and tools to help make your time on campus the most successful.


Becoming a Highly Successful Student

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Tips for Success

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Additional Resources:

For more assistance or to connect with someone who can help you find the best strategies for studying, visit the Center for Student Success. We can connect you with a peer coach, talk to you about time management and study strategies, and offer tips and tools to help make your time on campus the most successful.


Reflection Questions:

  1. What are 1-3 tips for success you learned, or were reminded of, from the videos and related resources?
  2. Do you plan to apply these tips for success from the videos and related resources in your daily life as a student? If so, how will you apply what you learned? If not, what is preventing you from applying anything from the videos and related resources?
  3. What additional information or resources (e.g., offices, services, individuals, etc.) would be helpful for you as you apply these tips for success?

Overcoming Setbacks

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Reflection Questions:

  1. What are 1-3 things you learned, or were reminded, about overcoming setbacks from the video and related resources?
  2. Do you plan to apply what you learned about overcoming setbacks from the video and related resources in your daily life as a student? If so, how will you apply what you learned? If not, what is preventing you from applying anything from the video and related resources?
  3. What additional information or resources (e.g., offices, services, individuals, etc.) would be helpful for you as you tackle academic challenges or setbacks?

Additional Resources:

For more assistance, check out all of the great resources we have about academic success or visit the Center for Student Success. We can connect you with a peer coach, talk to you about time management and study strategies, and offer tips and tools to help make your time on campus the most successful.