Get Academically Prepared

Parent Newsletter article – Fall 2013, Issue 2

As we near the “home stretch” of the Fall 2013 semester, many students start to feel the pressures associated with improving (or maintaining) their academic performance.  This anxiety can be exasperated as the deadline for end-of-semester assignments, papers, and projects near.

Please remind your student that help is available. The Academic Success Center offers a number of resources and options that can help alleviate concerns. The Tutoring Center and Writing Center are available on a drop-in basis for tutoring in mathematics (from developmental to upper college-level courses) or to get help writing papers (from initial concept through drafting and final revisions). Students can schedule appointments for math, writing, biology, or speech tutoring through the Academic Success Center’s myPCT portal site. Tutoring is also available for 24 other subject areas such as psychology, CAD, economics, accounting, hospitality, and physics, just to name a few. In addition, academic assistance is available through Supplemental Instruction, Small Group Tutoring, and Smarthinking (24/7 online tutoring service). If your student needs help in a subject not currently tutored, encourage him or her to speak with the Academic Success Center about the possibility of finding a tutor for it; many times they are able to do this. 

For students interested in workshops (both drop-in and online) pertaining specifically to end-of-semester preparations and finals, N2K (Need To Know) and H2O (How To Online) are convenient options available.

The weeks leading up to the conclusion of the semester can be stressful, yet with effective time management and the free services available through the Academic Success Center, students can depart campus and enjoy the holiday break with a sense of accomplishment and a strong GPA.

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