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SLS 0005/1103: Strategies for Success in College, Career and Life: Grayson

Students can increase their academic success by exploring the topics in this guide. Please explore what looks interesting to you.

Professor Grayson

Some helpful information to get the most out of this LibGuide section:

  • The books you will find listed throughout these tabs are actually eBooks
    • The eBooks are accessible only after signing in to our catalog via myFSCJ.  


  1. While in myFSCJ click on Library and Learning Commons link to access catalog. (Listed under Useful Links on right side.)

  2. Check that your name shows in top left corner so you know you are logged in. 

  3. Click on eBook title and you should be able to read it. (For O'Reilly [formerly Safari] eBooks, you may have to create a user account.)

  • *Please do not download eBooks UNLESS it says "Unlimited User Access" because then it cannot be available to anyone else and your classmates will need to access it too.  

    • You can print pages or email pages to yourself. (Some publishers will allow up to 100 pages.)  

      • O'Reilly (Safari): can email a link to the book; printing is available only through the browser function.

      • Gale: will allow you to print or email by chapter.

      • Ebsco directions: How to print, email or save pages as a PDF.  (Majority of the eBooks in this LibGuide)

  • To download Unlimited User Access eBooks from Ebsco, see the page "Checking out and downloading eBooks."

  • Many eBooks allow you to "Search Within". This is very helpful when you are looking for a specific topic. Definitely use it!

  • For physical copies of books that you can check out, look for the designation "book" in the item record and write down the call number (see highlighted call numbers below) to find them at the specified Campus Library (i.e. North or Deerwood as seen in this example)​.



**If you are having difficulty finding an eBook that you need, check our eBook Academic Collection, one of the options listed on this page. (New titles are added to this often!)


These books provide information on many of the topics broken down into the specific tabs above.


Decision-Making Skills


Goal Setting

Commitment/ Persistence/ Motivation

Time Management


Emotional Intelligence

Academic Skills

These books cover most of the topics listed below.

Learning Styles

Teaching Styles

Listening Skills



Note-taking Skills

Memory Skills

Textbook Reading Skills

Many books listed under the Academic Skills section above have helpful chapters on reading skills.

Test-taking Skills

See Academic skills books above for:

Preparation Skills
  1. Supplies and Tools
  2. Planning 
Organizational Skills


Organizational Skills

These skills are discussed in the Academic Skills books listed at the top of this page.

  • Substance abuse
  • Positive Choices
  • Balance Work / School / Life
  • Stress Management
    • Fiscal Responsibility
    • Consumer Credit Counseling
  • Purpose in Life



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Emily O'Neil
Deerwood Center