The Student Learning Center believes in every students' ability to be self-directed learners, leading to success inside and outside the classroom. By teaching specific strategies focused on building self-awareness and academic resourcefulness, students are empowered to make positive and impactful changes in their lives. With this in mind, the Student Learning Center offers two different services to assist students in identifying personal academic challenges, discussing research-based academic success strategies, and creating academic success plans to help you, as a student, reach your academic goals. See the descriptions of Peer Academic Coaching and Academic Consultations below to learn more.
Peer Academic Coaching
Peer Academic Coaches (PACs) are academically successful upperclassmen students who are trained to provide coaching for skills such as time management, study strategies, organization, identifying campus resources, goal-setting, and virtual learning, among other things. PACs are able to work with students across all majors.
Students can elect to meet weekly (or less regularly) with a PAC to develop academic success skills and work toward your goals through a personalized academic plan. Schedule your one-on-one peer academic coaching appointment.
First-Year Seminar Peer Academic Coaching
A Peer Academic Coach (PAC) is assigned to work directly with your First-Year Seminar instructor to provide academic support for you as you transition from high school to college. PACs will facilitate weekly "topic-specific" group sessions for your First-Year Seminar where you will be introduced to a variety of academic success strategies.
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One-time individual study skills consultations with a college study skills specialist are available year-round to students. In these meetings, students have a chance to describe their academic goals and challenges, and learn about strategies to help overcome those challenges and achieve the goals identified.
Topics might include:
General study skills, note-taking methods, time management, active study methods, efficiency in reading, test-taking skills, stress management, organizational skills, concentration, fighting procrastination & improving motivation.
Please note that students seeking feedback on written assignments should take advantage of individual consultations at the Writing Center. Find out more at writingcenter.appstate.edu.