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Strategies for Academic Success

Now that it’s November, perhaps you’re feeling the end-of-semester crunch a bit more than you were last week. Not to worry! There are still plenty of resources available to help you succeed. 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.

There are three sessions left in the Acadademic Skills Series including one this Wednesday. 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!)

  • November 4 – Podium skills: Improving your presentations
  • November 11 – The Ames advantage: Research skills for success
  • November 18 – Survival tips for finals

Here are some ofter resources.

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.

Online Resources

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: