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 programs designed to assist students in the
development of and/or strengthening of academic skills (in and out of the classroom)
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.
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:
How to Get the Most Out of Studying: A Video Series
Time Management & Study Skills Resources:
College Transition Resources: