Academic Strategy Instruction teaches strategies for academic success, such as time management in college, effective study skills, reading efficiency, test-taking tips, organization, standardized test tips, etc. We offer instruction through elective one-credit-hour courses or one-on-one consultation sessions with a college learning specialist to develop strategies on an individualized basis. Students can choose to meet weekly with a peer academic coach who has been academically successful and is trained to integrate strategies for success into the tutoring sessions.
Frequently Asked Questions
Which students should take advantage of Academic Strategy Instruction?
Any interested undergraduates at Appalachian! Students seek out our services for a range of reasons, including:
- Being new to Appalachian and wishing to insure a strong start here;
- Having the need to maintain a competitive GPA for scholarships or entry into desired programs (nursing, etc.);
- After never having had to study in high school, needing to learn strategies now that studying is needed;
- Having an interest in these topics.
How much do your services cost?
Our services are free! That is, they are available at no additional cost. Students who are enrolled less than full-time would have to consider possible costs if they register for one of our courses, especially during the summer sessions.
Do students have to be referred to your services or belong to a specific program? Do students have to fill out any kind of application?
No. Academic Strategy Instruction is available to any undergraduate at Appalachian. Some advisors, faculty, or other campus professionals recommend students take advantage of our services, but there is no eligibility requirement or paperwork to complete. We are open to all.
Is this a new service?
Appalachian has provided classes, workshops, and/or consultations on study strategies for more than 20 years. Some versions of this service date back more than 40 years at this institution.