Students can schedule an appointment to meet with the Director of Advising to discuss tools and strategies for studying, completing assignments, time management, exam preparation, and managing stress and anxiety. In addition, students may find the following resources helpful to their success at Peabody.


Tips for Remote Learning

How to Like a Class (More)

Tests and Exams

Test-Taking Skills

Class Help Essentials

Writing Assignments

Writing Papers

Time Management

The Science of Productivity

Study Smart: Take a Break

How Much Sleep Do You Actually Need?


A super-simple site blocker. This extension makes it easy to choose your blocked sites (either specific URLs or whole domains) using the extension settings or the button. In the settings, you choose the amount of time upon that you are allowed to spend browsing “distracting” websites each day. Stayfocusd will step in to block your distracting sites once your daily time limit is reached.


SelfControl is a free and open-source application that lets you block your own access to distracting websites, your mail servers, or anything else on the Internet. Just set a period of time to block for, add sites to your blacklist, and click “Start.” Until that timer expires, you will be unable to access those sites—even if you restart your computer or delete the application.

Focus Booster

A digital timer based on the Pomodoro Technique. Makes time-boxing a cinch and serves as a more advanced tool for tracking how you spend your time.


A chrome extension that includes a timer and applies the Pomodoro technique by blocking sites while you are trying to work.

Rescue Time

Runs in the background and records which apps and websites you spend your time on. A great tool to start with in your quest for better time management.

Music Theory and Ear Training