AIM Resources

Use our GPA calculators, found on this page, to calculate your GPA and figure out what you need to keep your GPA looking good. 

Blackboard GPA

Grade Point Averages (GPA) at University

How are GPAs calculated at SHIP
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Calculator for Overall GPA Needed

Figure out what GPA you will need this semester to bring up your overall GPA

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Calculator Predictor for Semester GPA

Enter the grades you think you will receive in each of your classes and this will tell you your predicted GPA

Video tutorials

Crash Course Study Skills

  1. Note Taking
  2. Reading Assignments
  3. Memory
  4. Planning and Organization
  5. Focus and Concentration
  6. Procrastination
  7. Studying for Exams
  8. Test Anxiety
  9. Papers and Essays
  10. Exercise

College Info Geek Videos by Thomas Frank

  1. How to Study Effectively: 8 Advanced Tips
  2. Study Less Study Smart: A 6-Minute Summary of Marty Lobdell's Lecture
  3. How to Learn Faster with the Feynman Technique (Example Included)
  4. The Most Powerful Way to Remember What You Study
  5. How to Take Notes in Class: The 5 Best Methods
  6. How to Study Effectively with Flash Cards
  7. How to Study and Do Homework in a Time Crunch
  8. How to Take Faster Notes
  9. How to Finish Homework FAST
  10. Should You Take Notes on Paper or on a Computer?
  11. How to Make Studying Fun (or at Least Less Boring)
  12. How to Learn a New Skill Quickly: A 4-Step Process
  13. Five Tips for Dealing with Lazy Group Project Members
  14. How to Overcome Perfectionism (and the Anxiety it Causes)
  15. Can Music Help You Study More Effectively?
  16. Brain-Enhancing Music and Binaural Beats: Do They Work?
  17. Ten Steps to Earning Awesome Grades (While Studying Less)
  18. How to Write Essays and Research Papers More Quickly
  19. Five Active Reading Strategies for Textbook Assignments
  20. How to Read Your Textbooks More Efficiently

Stephen Chew: How to Get the Most Out of Studying

  1. Beliefs That Make You Fail or Succeed
  2. What Students Should Know About How People Learn
  3. Cognitive Principles for Optimizing Learning
  4. Putting Principles for Learning into Practice
  5. I Blew the Exam, Now What?

Useful Websites

  1. www.cas.lsu.edu
  2. www.howtostudy.org
  3. www.vark-learn.com
  4. www.studygs.net/

What Resources Are Provided Through AIM?

  • An orientation to AIM. An online orientation is available to students who are on academic probation at the beginning of the semester . An overview of the AIM plan requirements is provided.
  • An Individualized Success Plan. Each student will meet with a staff member in the Learning Center to determine an Individualized Success Plan. At this point, students will take the LASSI to determine what areas they need to focus on for success. The student and staff member together will create an individual plan for success that is costomized for that specific student.
  • Online workshops. College success workshops are provided online for students to peruse at their convenience. Topics will include Time Management, Note-taking Strategies, Tips for Approaching College Textbooks, College Exam Strategies, and Dealing with College Stress.
  • Access to Peer Tutors. Students on academic probation will be encouraged to meet regularly with peer tutors to work on specific content areas in which they may need assistance.
  • Access to study skills tutoring and/or a Learning Specialist. Students on academic probation will be encouraged to work with either a Graduate Assistant or a Learning Specialist to develop more effective strategies to succeed in the college environment.
  • Monthly email reminders. Students will receive information about workshops and tutoring services on a monthly basis.