Longview Counseling


academic Counseling

You may have already noticed that college is more rigorous than high school. And, the fact that you are reading this page right now indicates that you are motivated to take action to enhance your learning and college success. When you encounter difficulties in college, realize that it is common, and think of it as a call to action to do something different. Students frequently seek assistance from counselors on issues such as overcoming procrastination, developing good academic habits, and using campus resources.

There are hundreds of useful tips and techniques that can help you optimize your college performance, but please remember that the actual implementation of skillful behaviors and strategies on a regular basis (as opposed to just knowing about these practices) is essential to success. The resources and web links below are intended to provide a small sampling of efficient and effective academic habits.

If you need more information about any of these strategies, or if you want additional assistance customizing these methods to most effectively work for you, please arrange a time to meet with one of the MCC-Longview Counselors.


Time Management


Study Strategy Websites

Succeed in college with the latest study strategies and writing techniques.  Get hints and tips for writing papers and passing those final exams.


A popular site for Learning and Study Guides; contains 255 topics in 39 translated languages.


Quizlet is a free website providing learning tools for students, including flashcards, study and game modes. All of the material is user-generated and may have occasional inaccuracies.


Students learn at their own pace through this extensive library of subjects / content, including interactive challenges, assessments, and videos


Describe the changes you could make to create an ideal study area
My Ideal Study Plan


Apply these strategies before, during and after your class exam
Test Taking Strategies (embed link)


Accessing Campus Resources

  • It is very likely you will want to talk with your instructor at some point.  Here are some suggestions on Talking To Your Instructor.
  • MCC strives to ensure the success of every student. That is why each campus offers a number of Student Services – many of which are free – to help students succeed in and out of the classroom.
  • At MCC, each campus provides free Tutoring in most subjects offered by the college, as well as, assistance in study skills. 
  • Each MCC campus has a Disability Support Services (DSS) office that provides special services for students with documented disabilities.
  • Having technical problems with one of our online systems (Email, myMCCKC, Blackboard, Computer Lab Access, Wireless, Library Online)?
  • Help is available from MCC Technical Support.
  • Research assistance, subject guides, and useful resources (embed link) compiled by your friendly MCC librarians.
  • The MCC Police department provides services 24 hours a day, and is dedicated to developing and maintaining a safe and secure campus.


Academic Habit Change

This worksheet shows you how to make small changes to improve your learning and grades. Academic Habit Change Worksheet.

Identify your academic risk factors and create a personalized plan to address them. Early Warning Symptoms for Academic Risk.




Last Modified: 7/22/14