Strategies for Success

Welcome to the Newnan Advising Center's Strategies for Success Website

This is your education.  Whether you are just starting at Michigan or are a returning student, you owe it to yourself to get the most out of your LSA degree.  This means taking the time to explore your options for majors and minors and taking the responsibility to develop study strategies to meet the rigors of college course work.  Your success is up to you, but the information on this site can help you define your success and then take action to achieve it.  If you have questions about choosing your major, discovering opportunities, developing study strategies, finding help for any struggles you might be having, or any of the other topics covered here, please make an appointment with your Academic Advisor by calling the LSA Newnan Advising Center at (734) 764-0332.    

Success Events


First Year @ LSA

Your first year in LSA presents all kinds of opportunities and challenges. It’s a lot to absorb. It might even feel like there’s too much. Here are some ways to get started.

Crafting Your Degree

Your success begins with matching your interests with the right major and making meaningful choices of classes to complete all your degree requirements.

Managing Your Time

Effective time management allows you to get the most out of your UM experience inside your courses and out.

How Do You Learn?

Find out what your learning style is and how you can use it to your advantage to excel in your courses.

Getting the Most From Class Time

Discover how to prepare for class, engage with the lecture material and use your notes.

Prepping for Tests

Tips for preparing for tests, learning from your exams, and combatting test anxiety.

Reading for College

Strategies for reading college-level textbooks, including what to do before, during and after you read.

Course Specific Strategies

Strategies from instructors on a variety of classes plus information on tutoring resources and study help.


Learn how mindfulness can help improve your academic performance by improving motivation, concentration and focus, as well as management of anxiety. Newnan hosts weekly drop-in Mindfulness sessions!

Encountering Difficulties?

Facing a struggle and not sure where to find help? Check on these tips for dealing with common struggles faced by students, from trouble with classes to roommate issues.

Staying Motivated

Understand motivation and learn what you can do to get motivated.

Exploration and Immersion

Check out this collection of co-curricular programs that will help you truly make your education your own!

Collaborating with Peers

Find out how studying with peers can help you excel in classes and how to form your own study groups.

Consulting with Faculty

Learn how to most effectively use office hours and obtain letters of recommendation.

Health and Wellness

Discover how to manage stress and to eat, exercise and sleep to enhance your mental and physical well-being.