Online Commons

Study Skills


Study Skills is designed to provide all San Juan College students with the resources needed to help themselves become better online students. We encourage all students to explore the various study skills topics and to actively participate in addressing individually identified academic challenges.

Getting Started

To get started, first take the Study Skills Assessment, then select a topic from the list below and click the link for more information and additional links to other websites.

Study Skills Assessment

The Study Skills Assessment is designed to identify your academic strengths and weaknesses. Completing the assessment is the first step in putting yourself on the path to academic success as you help yourself become a better student!

Click on the links below to view or print the study skills assessment and corresponding answer sheet.


Study Skills Assessment Assessment Answer Sheet


Once you have taken the Study Skills Assessment, click on any of the following links that have been identified as your weak study skills areas.

  • Goal Setting and Time Management
  • Concentration and Memory
  • Conceptual Understanding and Critical Analysis
  • Learning Styles
  • Writing
  • Note-Taking
  • Exam Preparation and Performance
  • Anxiety and Stress Management

Additional Study Skills Resources

Reed College, Academic Support Services - A helpful site with useful study skills resources and links to other informational websites.

University of Plymouth, Learning Development - An informative site that offers various study guides and learning skills resources.

LearnHigher Centre for Excellence in Teaching and Learning - A site "committed to improving student learning through providing excellent resources to support students' learning development, and through practice-led research to inform the effective use of those resources."

Guide to Online Schools, An In-Depth List of Online Study Help Resources- This site provides an extensive list of links to different study skills resources available online.

Dartmouth College, Academic Skills Center - Excellent site containing study skills resources and a helpful online writing guide.

San Juan College Resources

College Success Strategies Courses - College Success Strategies courses help you develop strategies for improved academic performance. Both experienced college students and new scholars will expand their academic skill set and thereby increase their ability to retain, comprehend, and demonstrate mastery of college level course material.

Advising and Counseling Center - ACC coordinates a variety of programs and services, including:

  • academic advising for first-year and transfer students
  • advising resources for all students
  • advising and resources for students who plan to transfer to university
  • workshops and programs to aid students in exploring the various academic majors offered at San Juan College 
  • committed to helping San Juan's campus community by providing counseling and prevention services that facilitate students' academic and life goals and enhance their personal growth and well-being. The staff at ACC provide an open, supportive, and confidential environment for students to address the issues that are concerning them

Office of Retention - The office of Retention coordinates a variety of programs and services for students...including:

  • Hobson's Early Alert system
  • four-week and mid-term progress reports designed to provide helpful feedback to students regarding their academic progress
  • summer, August, and January new student orientations
  • student peer advisors and intervention specialists
  • First-Year Colloquia, a series of presentations for the first-year class focusing on diverse topics, such as Making College Count and The Many Faces of AIDS.

San Juan College Library - This site contains access points to Galileo and other useful databases. Information about various library services is also included along with helpful resources like style and citation guides for writing.

Disability Support Services - All newly admitted students needing accommodations are encouraged to contact the Disability Support Services Coordinator as soon as they know that they will be attending San Juan College.