SOS: Resources for Students
Glossary of Terms
For those unfamiliar with university life, many vocabulary terms used around campus might seem like a foreign language. It is important for students to understand the terms commonly used at Western Washington University to be able to make the most out of their college career. Please take a look at the glossary of terms to familiarize yourself with Western's "Academic Language."
Purposeful Goal Planning Worksheet
Use this blank goal planning worksheet to help you prioritize your academic goals and to decide what steps are necessary to achieve them. A very powerful academic tool indeed!
Not quite sure how to set SMART academic goals? This sheet is loaded with useful language and goal examples to help you effectively plan out your goals! Please use this to help with the Purposeful Goal Planning Worksheet which can be found directly above.
Academic Plan Worksheet
Please use this blank academic planning worksheet to help you map out the courses that you might take during your college career here at Western. Having an academic plan can really help you make the most of your time and money while in college. Please download and print this worksheet out and meet with an academic adviser to get started on the right path!
Please use this blank quarterly calendar to help you keep track of important dates throughout the quarter. Write down your exam days and your assignment due dates and post it some place that you can easily see it. This can be a real academic lifesaver!
Blank Weekly Calendar
This is the weekly calendar that you can use to help plan your weeks during the quarter. You can include things like class time, study time, dining, exercise, social happenings, sleep, and other activities. This is a very useful tool for helping you to stay on top of everything!
Not sure how to make your calendar as effective as it can be? Please take a look at the sample calendar for ideas on how to organize your own weekly calendar, including the use of color to help you identify different activities.
Blank "To-Do" Checklist
Do you use checklists to plan and prioritize your time and obligations? Please use this "To-Do" checklist to help with planning your study times, your homework assignments, your social obligations, and your daily necessesities. The first list is there to help you "brainstorm" all of the things you need to do. Once you have written them down, the second list is there for you to prioritize what you need to do first, second, third, and so on.