STRATEGIES FOR ACADEMIC SUCCESS
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:
Academic Skills Series
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.
The Academic Skills Series is held on the following Wednesdays from 12-12:50pm in CNS E101. Students can pick a specific topic to join us, or attend all sessions. (FREE Papa John's PIZZA provided for lunch!)
Please visit the Academic Skills Series website for the current schedule.
Academic Skills Screencast Series
Specific topics from the Academic Skills Series are presented in the following screencasts:
- Study Strategies
- Reading for Comprehension
- Time Management
- Stress Management/Relaxation
- Motivation and Goal Setting
- Pacing Your Semester
Peer Tutoring Services
Many departments on campus offer peer tutoring services; students should contact their professor or the Department Chair for the specific class for details.
The following web resources providing a starting point to all that exist regarding time management, study skills, and transitioning to college:
Time Management & Study Skills Resources:
- Time Management - Academic Skills Center Dartmouth University
- Study Guides and Strategies
- Academic Tips
- Atlas.org Study Skills Guide for Students
- Study Skills - Academic Skills Center Dartmouth University