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Time Management
You've heard it before, "time management skills will help you be academically successful." However, sometimes we don't know how to get started. On the link below you will find....
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Financial Aid Assistance
Do you need financial aid for college? The Department of Education Federal Student Aid Website can provide you with all the necessary information to help you with this process.
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Career Planning
Explore Health Careers
ExploreHealthCareers.org is a free, multi-disciplinary, interactive health careers website designed to explain the array of health professions and provide easy access to students seeking information about health careers....
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Internships & Research
Summer Research Project?
Seniors! Need help with starting on a research project for your STEP Summer Program? Check back later to see what how STEP can help complete your task.
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Licensed Professions
Aim High
Do you have high goals? Here is a of licensed Professions that will give you more insight those career paths and help you determine why you would like to do.
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Alumni Profiles
STEP Alumni Profiles
STEP Program Administrators profile key students for each program across New York state. Click to find out what your peers are doing now!
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Aiming for a successful academic semester? The links below will provide you with resources and advice on how to improve areas that contribute to academic success:

Time Management

You’ve heard it before, “time management skills will help you be academically successful.” However, sometimes we don’t know how to get started. On the link below you will find a presentation and other worksheets that will help you begin finding ways to manage your time more effectively.

Tools: How to be a STRONGER STUDENT - WHERE DOES MY TIME GO? [953k .pdf file]

Learning Styles and Study Skills
Study harder. Study longer. Although these words of advice have little to no utility if we don’t understand how we learn and how we should study. The following link provides a questionnaire that will let you know what your predominant learning styles are. There is also a presentation describing the differences and preferences of the different learning styles. Most importantly, the presentation is filled with practical study skills you can put into practice to become a stronger student!

Tools: VARK Questionnaire [76k .pdf file]

Tools: The Complete Study Skills Handbook [77k .pdf file]

How to Prepare for Midterms and Final Exams
Exam weeks are very stressful for most students but they don’t have to if you prepare. The following presentation offers various tips on how to reduce test anxiety and preparing for an exam.

Tools: How to Be a STRONGER STUDENT: How to Study for Midterms [904k .pdf file]

How to Write a Research Paper
Writing a research paper can seem like an overwhelming endeavor. We don’t know where to start, what to say, and where to get our research! The key is learning how to demystify the process by setting breaking up the process of writing a research paper into a series of smaller and more simplified steps. The following link will provide you with a checklist that will keep you on track and a presentation that provides suggestions on how to breakdown the process.

Tools: How to be a STRONGER STUDENT: How to Write a Research Paper [341k .pdf file]

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