The CAS Semester Toolkit will help you organize your time, engage in your classes, and get the most out of your studying. Tap into these tools to help you implement the CAS Study Cycle and excel in your courses all semester long!
Plan for success
At the start of the semester, check your course syllabi. Then, fill in your class organizer and semester calendar.
Check Your Syllabus
Class Organizer (PDF)
Summer Session B 2023 Semester Calendar (PDF)
Summer Session C 2023 Semester Calendar (PDF)
Final Exam Planner
First, build understanding of basic concepts to establish a good foundation for your learning.
Actively read course materials:
Active Reading Handout
Identify problem areas and get help
Interact with the Material
Then, interact with the material to deepen your knowledge and achieve higher levels of learning.
Ask why, how, and what if questions while using active strategies:
Concept Mapping Handout
Graphic Organizer Handout
Active Study Strategies Handout
Rework/Review areas that were unclear, including:
Check for Mastery
Finally, Test your recall ability, depth of knowledge, and understanding without using resources.
Create your own tests or use practice tests:
Simulate the testing environment:
Determine if you can teach the material. If not, figure out what areas you still need to work on.
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