SMART(ER) Goals | GUTS Tip

Goals are an essential part towards creating a meaningful and intrinsically-rewarding life. Goals motivate us to work hard and to be our best and happiest selves. Forming these goals to be a SMART(ER) goal can create clarity in your end-objective and the process to get there, recenter you towards achieving your goal, and determine how to effectively allocate your resources to achieve the goal.

Places to Go When Your Desk Is Not Cutting It | GUTS Tip

Sometimes the desk just doesn’t cut it and you may feel unfocused and unmotivated to do work at the same workspace every day. Especially in the COVID-19 pandemic, the most reasonable option for studying is to do so at home, but that can get boring and stale quickly. Here are some options of where to study in Madison, WI when your desk at home is not working out for you.

Note-Taking Styles | GUTS Tip

There are a variety of note-taking styles students employ in there classes. For some, like myself, we have difficulty finding the right type of style that works best. This tip will explain five types of notes -outline, Cornell, mind map, course slides, and sketch notes- for you to consider (and try) in your studies. I personally tried a few of these styles and will be sharing my experience in addition to helpful information and descriptions of all of the styles that I hope you find as useful as they were for me.

School and Life Balance | GUTS Tip

The pressure to succeed in higher education when classes require large amounts of work and time commitment can be daunting and difficult to manage. Although academics takes a large priority in the lives of college students, it should not consume all of your time and effort. Finding a balance between school/academics and your personal life is essential in remaining successful, motivated, and happy.

How to Get The Most Out of Academic Match Study Groups | GUTS Tip

The Academic Match Program is a useful service for students interested in extra academic assistance. When it comes to higher enrollment courses, it can be especially difficult to have a personalized experience. This individual attention is what GUTS as an organization and our dedicated volunteer tutors in AM hope to provide. While you may have your tutors and program coordinators as available resources, there are other ways to ensure that you benefit as much as possible from your weekly sessions. This week’s tip will focus on what you can do to get the most out of your AM study group.