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 are posted below:
- General Chemistry: Sept 12 (IC 127 @7pm) / Oct 11 (IC 127 @7pm) / Nov 6 (IC 127 @7pm)
- Organic Chemistry: Sept 13 (WCC 231 @7pm) / Oct 16 (IC 127 @7pm) / Nov 13 (IC 127 @7pm)
- Calculus: Sept 4 (IC 125 @7pm) / Sept 16 (IC 125 @7pm) / Oct 17 (IC 125 @7pm)/ Nov 14 (IC 125 @7pm)
- Finance: Sept 17 (Academic Skills Center @8pm) / Sept 30 (WCC 255 @7pm) / Oct 21 (WCC 255 @7pm) / Oct 29 (Academic Skills Center @7pm) / Nov 11 (Excel) (Abel Library 116) / Nov 28 (WCC 255 @7pm)
- Writing Workshops: Sept 18 (WCC 231 @7pm)
A copy of the review practice tests can be found below.
- September 17
- September 30
- October 29
- November 28
- September 18
Student Success Series: These 40-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. Presentations will be uploaded for students to reference after each presentation.
- Sept 4: Effective Note-Taking Presentation
- Sept 6: Time Management Presentation
- Sept 11: The Power of Associations
- Sept 13: Making A Practice Test
- Sept 18: College Writing in WCC 231 @7pm
- Sept 20: Test-Taking Strategies in WCC 231 @7pm
- Sept 25: Minimize Distractions & Get Stuff Done in WCC 231 @7pm
- Sept 27: How to Present Like a Pro in WCC 231 @7pm
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!
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 breaking down an argument exercise which addresses how students should be approaching points of view discussion classes and papers.
Project Floor: (October 2 & 3) The ASC presents during Residential Life's October Project Floor. The target of this session is "Knowing How You Learn".
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.
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.