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Academic Success: Study Skills & Time Management

Centralized information for Limestone students, faculty and staff.


Assistance with writing your research papers, citations, bibliographies, and more!

How Can I Be Successful?

Study Skill Questions

Steps To Success

  • 1 - Attend every class.
  • 2 - Be organized.
  • 3 - Manage your time well.
  • 4 - Be successful in the classroom.
  • 5 - Take good notes.
  • 6 - Know how to read a textbook.
  • 7 - Study smart.
  • 8 - Use test taking strategies.
  • 9 - Reduce test anxiety.
  • 10 - Know about and use available services.

What are you doing with your time?

For a week, keep a detailed log of everything you do. Account for all activities: class attendance, study, work, eating, commuting, recreation, exercise, sleep, etc. Also note when you do these activities.  Try to determine how much time each week you spend:  

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  • in class
  • studying for classes
  • working 
  • meeting the needs of family and others 
  • exercising 
  • sleeping 
  • relaxing

Study Smart!

  • Make a study schedule and stick to it !
  • Understand assignments and write them down!
  • Remember - different subjects require different types of preparation!
  • Begin each study session with goal setting!
  • To remember material over a long period of time, you must review the information often!

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Time Management Tips for Students

How to Take Great Notes

Note Taking APPS

Notability: A flexible app that lets you take handwritten or typed notes, as well as read and annotate images and PDFs. You can record audio notes that are “synced” with your typed or hand-written ones (it lets you listen to the part of the meeting or lecture that corresponded to the time you took down particular lines or phrases) It also exports its contents to, among other options, Dropbox and iTunes. The iTunes export is especially useful, since you can just pluck your annotated files off iTunes when you plug in the iPad.


Useful Numbers

Counseling Services

University Nurse (Student Health Center)

Campus Safety

Contact Numbers

On Campus - 8344

Off-Campus - 864-488-8344

Emergency - 911

Google Scholar Search

Google Scholar Search

Helpful Sites

Chat with a Librarian

If you are experiencing problems with our guides, please contact Janet S. Ward,, Associate Professor and Web Services Librarian.