Carnegie Mellon University

Student Academic Success Center

Office of the Vice Provost for Education

Handouts, Videos and other Resources

Our handouts and videos delve into over 30 different topics. What will you learn today?

Printable Resources

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Handouts

A fully searchable collection of printable PDFs on a host of subjects.

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Achieving Native Fluency

A directory of publications collected especially for non-native English speakers.

Fast Facts

A series of study skills pamphlets on a variety of issues related to academic success. They cover general areas such as plagiarism, study strategies, managing your time and stress management.

First Year Fast Facts

Practical advice from CMU students and faculty about many of the new challenges that First-Years face during the first few weeks of college.

Videos

Communication Videos

The videos in this collection present strategies for strong communication practices (written, oral, and visual).  Several of the videos are brief, concept descriptions with examples; others are full recordings of past workshops. In this format, students can access the material on their own time and get support on specific topics related to individual needs.

Language Support Videos

Mastering a second language requires repeated practice over time. The materials below can provide hours of practice to supplement our language support workshops and allow students to work at their own pace with a variety of materials.

Other Resources

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Other Writing Centers

A collection of exemplary resources from other communication centers around the country.

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I'm a CMU student and I need advice on...

Find advice on practical, time-tested strategies that can help you, not only in college, but throughout your post-college career as well!

Looking for places to Study?

Carnegie Mellon's Pittsburgh campus has assigned new outdoor spaces and tents and several indoor common areas and classrooms as “touchdown spaces” where students can spend time between classes for the fall 2020 semester. The spaces are listed below and identified with signage across campus.

line drawing of monthly calendarSchedule a 30 Minute Consultation

This site supplements our 1-on-1 consultations. Staff members are available Monday-Friday, 9:00 am - 5:00pm EST for a virtual consultation to help get you connected to the appropriate resource or resources.