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Northwest Missouri State University


At Home in the Library

At Home in the Library

We are located on the 2nd floor of the B.D. Owens Library! Come see us or call to make an appointment!

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Graduation--The Ultimate Goal!

Graduation--The Ultimate Goal!

Keep your short and long term goals in mind. Make an inspiration board of pictures and quotes to maintain your focus and motivation.

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The Path to Success

The Path to Success

Find the Talent Development Center along your path to success!

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Welcome to the Talent Development Center

The Talent Development Center (TDC) offers comprehensive academic support for students of all abilities through a variety of programs and services.  All of our services are FREE and help students build the skills necessary to be successful. The programs and services that we provide include

Asking for help and learning new study strategies is a huge step. The TDC is available to assist you on your journey to becoming a better student. Be proactive today and utilize TDC services as soon as possible! Remember, study early and study often!

We are not the only place you can go to for additional support. Please refer to our Related Links section for additional resources.

Contact Us

2nd Floor of B.D. Owens Library
(660) 562-1726
tdc@nwmissouri.edu

 

Help For Study Skills

WE know. You've heard it ALL before on the subject of study skills blah, blah, blah... But think about it for a minute. Not all courses are alike, not all tests are alike and certainly not all instructors are alike. Learners have to be able to adapt their study strategies to fit different situations. Also, the academic demands at the university level are far different than those at the high school level. That calls for some different study strategies. The Talent Development Center staff can help you sort through the alternatives and find the solution that works best for your learning style and your specific situation.

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Note Taking Skills

Having trouble remembering what your instructor said in class?  It's best to find your personal note taking style.  This will help to insure that you are able to write down key points and important items in class.  Effective note taking will make studying for exams and assignments more time efficient.  There are many different methods and strategies for note taking, including: outlines, short-hand, diagrams, study guides,  vocabulary lists, and many more.  Finding your own personal strategy will keep your class notes organized and accessible.

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Time Management Skills

Do you sometimes find yourself not having enough time to finish a project? Time management can become your best friend.  You may hear it a few times, but go grab a planner!  Write down all of your activities and how much time they will take up so you know how much time you have left to do homework or have some free time.  Getting into a routine helps so you know each week when you have extra time for group meetings or extracurriculars.

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