The Center for Academic Success offers workshops, seminars and one-on-one assistance to students who wish to improve their academic performance with effective study strategies.

Start Smart - The Center for Academic Success staff teams up with University Fellows to help students develop an Action Plan for the term.  Students can work one-on-one to develop a Semester Overview Calendar, a Weekly Time Management Plan, or create a personalized system designed to balance academics with a social life!  This session is offered at the beginning of each term.

Lunch & Learn - Fuel Up and Focus! - Specific study techniques in 30 minutes or less!  Bring your lunch along with your current class notes or textbook and learn how to get the most out of your study time.

One Smart Cookie - Once a month our University Fellows for Student Success cruise the Trible Library handing out cookies, study tips, and advice on how to succeed here at CNU.

Individual Coaching Appointments - Are you frustrated with a specific course? Do you feel like you're putting in the time and effort but not getting the academic results you want? Is life interfering with your ability to be successful in your coursework?  Make an appointment to meet privately with a University Fellow for Student Success and get some personal coaching focused on your individual concerns. To make an appointment, contact the Center for Academic Success at 594-7684 or email us at

Other resources on study skills & strategies

CAS Workshop Schedule for Fall 2014

Lunch & Learn Sessions: Fuel Up and Focus

All sessions meet in Trible Library 240 from 12:30 to 1:00 PM

Effective Study Appointments
September 9; tips for planning and utilizing effective study sessions
Note-Taking Strategies
September 11; make your class notes work for you
Textbook Reading
September 16; methods for reading textbooks
Test Prep
September 18; study strategies for exam preparation
Test - Taking Strategies
September 23; pointers for doing the best on your exams
Test Anxiety
September 25; tips for dealing with test anxiety
Writing a College Paper
September 30; strategies for writing a successful college paper

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Don't Study Solo (Part 1)
August 27, 12-2 p.m. (DSU Lawn)

Learn how to fill up your cup with success - and free soda - this term.
Every Captain needs a crew! Let CAS help you find yours.

Start Smart
September 3, 4-6 p.m. (DSU Harrison Room)

Get one-on-one help for developing a plan this semester.

Don't Study Solo (Part 2)
September 30 - October 2, 12-2 p.m. (DSU Street)

Learn about our new website that can help you find the perfect study partner for your upcoming midterms.

Finals Week Prep
November 24, 4-6 p.m. (DSU Jefferson Room)
November 25, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. (DSU Jefferson Room)

Drop by for one-on-one help prepping for final exams.

Stress - Less Before Finals
December 1-5

CAS is teaming up with departments campus-wide for a week of events to help you stress less before finals. 
Check back here in late fall for specific events, times and locations!