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Successful students are self disciplined, organized and have good time management skills. The following videos and tools are designed to help new and experienced distance education students improve their success taking online courses.  

Videos

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Best Practices for Student Success
Learn study skills and best practices for taking an online course.

Time Management Web Shop 
This interactive web shop is designed to assist you in successfully achieving your academic goals by helping you take control of your time.

Note Taking
Learn ways to take effective notes while reading and listening and how to highlight text for easy review.

Testing Success
Learn ways to predict test questions, manage time for review, create review tools, and plan a success strategy.

Tools

Readiness Survey
Determine if online education is a good fit for you by taking this survey. Once you've completed the survey, you'll receive immediate feedback outlining your strengths, as well as areas of potential challenges.

Learning Styles
Determine your preferred learning style by completing the Learning Style survey. Upon completion, you will immediately receive a report outlining your dominate learning style with suggestions on how to study for your style.

Time Calculator 
Use this interactive web tool to determine if you have the time to devote to your academic goals.

Time Management Scheduler 
Use this interactive web tool to set a schedule for class and study time during the semester. 

Student Resources

SmarThinking
AACC students have access to 15 hours of free tutoring through SmarThinking, the leading source for online tutoring and academic support.

Peer Tutoring
Students can receive individual or group tutoring upon request. Visit the Peer Tutoring web page to request or become a peer tutor.

Counseling, Advising, and Retention Services (CARS) 
CARS offers a variety of services and resources to assist you in defining and achieving your academic and career goals.

Truxal Library for Distance Learners
Visit this site for information on services and resources that are available to distance learners.

Pathways to Success Workshop Series
Workshops on time management, note taking, testing success, test anxiety, and many more topics are available for you each term. The full schedule of workshops is available at http://www.aacc.edu/advising/file/Pathways.pdf .

For additional resources, please visit our Student Resources web page.