Academic Success


September 2, 2019

CVs and Personal Statements: Student Success Center Writing Center

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                                                                                                Many students find the idea of putting…


August 19, 2019

Shaping Success

Contributing Author

Greetings and welcome to UAMS; welcome to shaping your success. Whether you are returning for another year of hard work and new experiences, or beginning your journey on this storied campus, please make UAMS your home away from home. Although my time has been short at UAMS, the most important skill I have learned is…


February 4, 2019

The Creative Power of Restraint

Robert Musser, Ph.D.

Restrained drivers are safer drivers.  Restrained passengers will be safer passengers.  In life and in vehicles restraint can work well for our success and our creative impulses. On May 24, 1954, Life magazine published an article by John Hersey expressing the views of a committee of parents and educators in Fairfield, CT (1).   The article…


April 30, 2018

Easing Test Anxiety

Ashley Phillips

Have you ever been taking a test when suddenly everything goes blurry, you can feel your heart begin to race, and you start having trouble understanding the test question? I have. For me, it was test anxiety. What Causes Test Anxiety? Test anxiety can come from many sources. It can come from not preparing well,…


April 2, 2018

Stay Caught Up with a Study Schedule

Marybeth Norcross

Welcome back from Spring Break! I hope you had great time and were able to rest and relax. Now that classes have resumed, it’s a great time to make a renewed effort to stay caught up in your classes, and win the battle with procrastination. Making a study schedule can make all the difference in…


February 28, 2018

Mid-Semester Adjustments

Marybeth Norcross

We are now more than six weeks into the semester, which is a good time to stop, evaluate your progress, and make adjustments. How are you doing overall? Are you on top of all your work? What study strategies are you using? Have you prepared for your upcoming midterms? Do you have a plan for…


February 12, 2018

Social Success

Contributing Author

Contributing Author, Vanessa Lewis, the Student Services Manager, and is known for her sunny smile, warm welcomes, and for rescuing Charlie, the famous UAMS Cat.   Where do we find success? How do we find success? There is a perfect Webster definition for success yet I do believe how we personally define success is diverse….


January 22, 2018

Academic Care Week-At-A-Glance

Marybeth Norcross

I love the beginning of a semester. When a new semester begins, your grade is an A+ and you are completely on top of your work. It seems like the farther into the semester we get, the poorer our habits become. What we need to do is practice academic care to keep our habits strong….


January 2, 2018

Welcome Back to Work

Robert Musser, Ph.D.

Someone observed, “There should be a sympathy card for having to go back to work after vacation.”  I don’t know who first came up with the thought; now there are several versions circulating on the internet, some spruced up with images.  These creations sound like just the kind of diversion someone coming back to work…


October 23, 2017

Essential Trick and Treat Success

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Contributing Author, Vanessa Lewis, is the Student Services Manager and is known for rescuing Charlie, the famous UAMS Cat. She offers the following tricks and treats for academic success. Fear! Daunting! Unnerving! These are some terms that students associate with the month of October and not necessarily because of Halloween.  I recall mid-semester anxiety trying…



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