Academic Skills Information The following documents offer tips and suggestions on a variety of academic skills topics. Click on the link to open a PDF document. If you'd like to discuss a particular skill area further, please contact the Center for Academic Services (651-523-2912) to schedule an appointment with Lisa Nordeen. 24 Ways to Improve Motivation and Concentration Class Participation: Getting Started Communication in Small Group Discussion Concentration Tips Critical Reading Skills (SQ3R Method) How are Your Listening Skills? Learning Style Study Tips Math Study Skills Questions to Ask Before an Exam Stress & What You Can Do About It Study Habits and Skills Checklist Time Management Tips with Hamline Weekly Schedule Top Ten Study Skills Where Does the Time Go?