The Learning Skills Center helps students with tutoring, counseling for learning and personal issues and professional test-taking services. We also offer courses to help you adjust to college-level academic demands.
Introduction to University Success
This course will help you discover ways to become more actively involved in your college experience and develop as a confident and competent student. Topics include:
- Developing academic skills
- Building relationships
- Self exploration and personal development
- Orientation to campus life and its resources
- Diversity, stress and dealing with the demands of college.
Class activities involve open discussion, presentations and tours.
Students who have taken this course have reported better awareness of campus opportunities, more satisfying involvement and connections with peers and greater motivation to do well academically and stay in college.
Talk to your advisor about enrolling in Introduction to University Success and choosing a section most suitable to your class schedule—one that meets twice a week for half the fall semester or one that meets once a week for the entire fall semester.
Strategies for Academic Success
Improve your grade point average and gain confidence about your learning performance.
This one-credit course teaches learning strategies and their application to improve academic achievement. Students learn about goal setting, time management, critical reading and study skills, creative thinking, memory, note-taking, academic planning, advising, organizing information and effective test-taking.
Register through your advisor.
The PA Acts program provides comprehensive support services to undergraduate Pennsylvania students. The program assists students in making academic and social transitions from initial enrollment to graduation.
For information about PA Acts, email firstname.lastname@example.org.