Educational Links and Resources

Academic Tips

  • Memory usually fails because of an initial lack of focus, material was not learned in its context, and lack of motivation. Here are some useful tips to help your memory:
  • If you can teach something, you know it.
  • Use your study sessions as if you are going to teach the material. You will then come away with a solid understanding and improved memory of the material.
  • Effective listening in class involves hearing, processing, acknowledging, reacting and assimilating. These active "listening" and engaging in class will also help your memory.
  • Avoid marathon and/or last minute study sessions. Cramming is not conducive to memorization.
  • Break big tasks into small manageable tasks.
  • Study your difficult (or boring) subjects first, not at the end of the day when you are likely to be more exhausted.
  • Control test anxiety by exercising, taking deep breaths, and using relaxation techniques and positive thinking.


Academic Resources:

Study Guides & Strategies (available in various languages!)

GPA Calculator (Advising Hub SJSU GPA Calculator)

Mind Tools (

Spartan Success Portal - (online workshops)

SJSU Assignment Calculator (SJSU MLK Library)


Choice of Major/Career Resources:

Explore Majors/Careers (SJSU Career Center)

O Net Online (The O*NET program is the nation's primary source of occupational information)