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Two Important Academic Resources Carl P. Thum Holly Potter Academic Skills Center First Year Family Weekend April 30, 2011
Sophomore Year Academic Issues n Increased academic focus n Choosing a major n Future implications of GPA u Internships u FSPs u Graduate school u Employment
1. RWIT n The Student Center for Reading, Writing, and Information Technology n Served 1,000+ Dartmouth students in 2009-2010
How can RWIT help? n Peer writing tutoring to help students in: u Generating ideas u Refining drafts u Developing research strategies u Writing in all disciplines u Composing multimedia projects u Drafting Résumés and cover letters
Where is RWIT? n Located in Berry Library near the Reference Desk n Open Sunday -Thursday, 4pm-6pm and 7pm-10pm
2. Academic Skills Center n The total student contact for the Academic Skills Center in 2009-10 was 5572
Where Are We? n 301 Collis n Office hours: 8 AM - 4:30 PM, Monday - Friday
The ASC Website The Dartmouth College Academic Skills Center is for all students. Our primary goal is to assist any student in becoming a more efficient and effective learner. http://www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills
Academic Advising n Learning Skills: u Study skills u Time management u Learning strategies u Test preparation u Stress management n Pre-major advising u Course selection u D-plan u Choosing a major n ADD Coaching
ASC Web Site n www.dartmouth.edu/~acskills/ n Information on all our services n Printable study skills handouts n Streaming videos on time management, stress, reading improvement & chemistry study strategies
“Speed Reading” Course n Improve reading rate & comprehension n Taught early each term
Tutor Clearinghouse- Peer Tutors n Over 200 individual peer tutors available for many subjects: u Economics, Science, Math u Foreign languages n Cost: $9/hour, 3 hours/week/course n “Free” for FA students n Tutor request forms and Peer Tutor Job apps are online n Email: Tutor.Clearinghouse@dartmouth.edu Tutor.Clearinghouse@dartmouth.edu
Tutor Clearinghouse- Study Groups n Meet one night a week n Led by trained student leaders n Many subject areas (Econ, Math, etc.) n $30; $10 for FA students n Sign-ups occur at the beginning of each term
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