Illinois Wesleyan University provides significant support for students to achieve academic success. In order to be successful in college, students need to learn how to best study, manage their time, and utilize the resources available to them. It is ok to ask for help! If a student is struggling in a course, the first person the student should talk to is the professor; he or she will be able to provide information on how to be successful in that course. Academic advisors can also help students identify challenging issues and make referrals to appropriate campus resources. In addition, the following printed resources are available:
The Divisions of Academic and Student Affairs collaborate each semester to present the Academic Skills Series, a series of 10 programs to assist students in the development of and/or strengthening of academic skills needed to be successful at IWU.
Attend the Academic Skills Series Wednesdays at noon in CNS E101. You can pick a specific topic to join us, or attend all sessions. (FREE Papa John's PIZZA provided for lunch!)
Academic Skills Series Handouts:
Academic Skills Screencast Series
Specific topics from the Academic Skills Series are presented in a screencast for students who can not attend the series in person.
Additional online resource: How to Get the Most Out of Studying: A Video Series
The following web resources providing a starting point to all that exist regarding time management, study skills, and transitioning to college: