Are you Academically Fit? You have to train your brain and body to perform academically. Start the Spring Semester getting yourself in shape! During the month of February, the Academic Skills Center will provide weekly tips and strategies to help students get into academic shape. Sign up to be included in weekly emails and text updates with academic exercises that can help improve your academic performance. Sign up here!
Review Sessions & Workshops: The ASC Peer Tutors hosts review sessions and workshops for content areas of frequent tutor support. The Review Sessions generally concentrate on upcoming test preparation while workshops may cover a broad range of topics. Dates will be posted once available:
- General Chemistry: Feb 11 / Mar 6 / Mar 27 / Apr 23
- Organic Chemistry: Feb 20/ Mar 25 / Apr 22
- Calculus: Feb 19 / Mar 26 / Apr 22 /
- Finance: Feb 18 (Doc 1)- (Doc 2)/ Mar 4 / Mar 25 / Mar 27 (Excel) / Apr 15 / May 1 (Excel) / May 2
- Writing Workshops: Mar 6 / Apr 3
Spring Break Study Challenge: It's easy to get out of rhythm during spring break. We challenge students to study during break while also having a little fun. Take the challenge and make your commitment to study here!
Study-A-Thon: Study-A-Thon is a massive study session planned the week before finals, allowing students to get a jump start on Finals Week. Study-A-Thon will be hosted in Mabee Hall and adjacent rooms in the WCC, offering individual and group study opportunities, support from peer tutors and some professors, additional resources and support plus free snacks and prizes! April 29 in MABEE HALL from 2pm-10pm.
Students can come and go as they please. Tutors will be available during the following content "Power Hours":
2pm: Writing / Organization
4pm: Writing & Business
6pm: Calculus / Stats
7pm: Gen Chem
9pm: O. Chem
U-Turn Program: U-Turn is a workshop series that uses the Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) to assess student study needs. Once assessed students are then recommended to attend specific workshops to help enhance and develop specific learning and study strategies. Students are then re-assess in the early Spring to see if their skills have improved. Students who struggled during the Fall semester or students who want to turn their GPA around are recommended to sign up.
Trivia Night: The ASC and Career Services partner for a social night of Trivia in the Pub!
Academic Skills Center (ASC) programs are designed to help all students develop academic and social skills to maximize academic potential.
Student Success Series: These 50-minute skill building workshops cover a variety of topics to help students successfully transition to Austin College. No reservation is required, but space is limited. See the schedule
- Sept 5: Roo Communication 101 (.pdf) in Hoxie Thompson
- Sept 10: ASC Game Night: Learning Styles in Moseley Room
- Sept 12: Habits of Mind for Success (.pdf) in WCC 254
- Sept 17: Test Prep Strategies in IC 127
- Sept 19: 7 Effective Note Taking Methods (.pdf) in WCC 254
- Sept 21: How to Read An Academic Artcile in WCC 254
- Sept 24: Writing Workshop in Moseley Room
- Sept 26: Note Taking Scouting Report Style in WCC 254
- October 1: Study Smarter Not Harder in Moseley Room
Review Sessions & Workshops: The ASC Peer Tutors hosts review sessions and workshops for content areas of frequent tutor support. The Review Sessions generally concentrate on upcoming test preparation while workshops may cover a broad range of topics. Practice Exams are available for individual download for two weeks after the review session, please click on hyperlinks to view.
Calculus Review (Math 151)
- September 3 (Math Fundamentals)
- September 17
- October 15
- November 12
- September 24th
- November 14th
CI Tours: Each CI class is invited to participate in a tour of the Academic Skills Center during their CI semester. The tour introduces Freshman to the services and resources available through the Academic Skills Center. Students also engage in a Time Management activity which addresses prioritization and how to make time for both academics and social activities.
Project Floor: (October 3 & 4) The ASC presents during Residential Life's October Project Floor. The target of this session is "Skills for Academic Success" and will include a panel of professors and students to discuss how to prepare for midterms and what to expect the rest of the semester.
The Finals Countdown: Finals can be the most stressful and overwhelming time of the semester. Good planning, and study strategies can ease this stress and help you to ace those finals! The ASC will present active and passive programming to help students navigate through its challenges. One of these programs will include Finals Candy Grams, where family, friends, faculty and staff, can send students candy grams of encouragement. Candy Grams will be delivered Nov 27 - Dec 1. Order yours online.
- How to Study Using Previous Exams - Nov 9
- What's your Endgame? - Nov 17
- Finals Candy Grams - Nov 27 - Dec 1