Rock Valley College

Student Success Resources

Below you will find several resources to help you be successful in college. Click on the links under each section to read more about that topic. You will find ways to combat testing anxiety, how to take better notes, study strategies, and more!

College 101

Personal Management

High School vs College Overcoming Perfectionism
How to Choose a College Overcoming Procrastination
Semester at a Glance Stress and You
Student Planner Goal Setting
24 Hour Log Motivation Techniques
Break Down Your Week Procrastination Awareness
Professors Procrastination Management
Office Hours 6 Reasons People Procrastination
Time Management Tips Three Ways to Prioritize
In-Person vs Hybrid vs Online Course Grade Analysis

Study Strategies

Test Taking

7 Kinds of Studying 10 Tips for Reducing Test Anxiety
Study Skills for Effective Learning General Test Strategies
Study Strategies for Students Understanding Test Anxiety
Emergency Studying Taming Test Anxiety
The Study Cycle Test Autopsy 
Make Studying Stick Tips to Test Better
Plan Your Study Session  
Studying Checklist  
Successful Study Groups  

Reading & Note Taking

In the Classroom

Concept Mapping Virtual vs Online Learning
Increasing Reading Efficiency Improving Concentration
Preview, Read, Recall Improving Memory
SQ3R Reading System Listening Skills in Class
SQ3R Reading Strategies VARK Learning Strategies
Note Taking 101 Active Learning

Video Resources

RVC Resources

The Math and Science Tutor RVC Library New Student eBooks
The Crash Course Peer Mentors
Math is Power Supplemental Instruction
Physics Help Disability Support Services
Purdue Online Writing Lab Eagles Nest Food Pantry
How to Study RVC Foundation Funds and Scholarships
Chegg Flashcards  
Quizlet Flashcard Creator  
Grammarly Writing Help