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Tips For Success

Quick Tips on Being a Successful Student


  • Go to class
  • Turn in assignments on time
  • Use a planner
  • Break big assignments into smaller ones
  • Meet and talk to your professor
  • Go to the Student Success (2nd floor of Library)


  • Spend time with your friends
  • Go Somewhere fun with friends
  • Do Things you enjoy with friends
  • Join a Campus Club or Organization
  • Play Intramurals
  • Remember it is okay to say "no" when you are overwhelmed 


  • Pray
  • Practice spirtual meditation
  • Visit Campus Ministries
  • Read the Bible
  • Find a spirtual mentor
  • Go to CLW events
  • Go on a mission trip
  • Help with AMOS (formerly Appalachian Outreach) or Operation Inasmuch



  • Think positive
  • Take breaks
  • Visit the relaxation room or our virtual relaxation room here
  • Practice yoga or muscle relaxation
  • Do something you enjoy like listen to music, read a book, watch TV, play a game etc. 
  • Come to one of our events (Feel Good Friday, Doggy Library)

Additional Quick Tips for Online and Distant Learners

  •  Check out study links from Student Success for studying apps, tips on time management, and test taking strategies
  • Make a schedule to stay on track and keep yourself accountable 
  • Keep a planner to stay organized
  • Write out a to do list
  • Find a quiet place to decrease distractions
  • Visit our virtual relaxation room

Interested in Learning More?

To learn more about the Counseling Services please refer to the FAQ page.

If you are interested in counseling you may schedule an appointment by phone (865-471-3350), email (counselingservices@cn.edu), or in person (at the Kathleen Manley Building).


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