Services offered by The Center for Academic Success
Following is a listing of services that are offered, free of charge to all Longwood University Students. Students are encouraged to use any and all that would be helpful.
Getting Back on the Right Track:
During the first week of classes the Center has two Open Houses (on different days and running for several hours each) where we can meet with students, answer their individual questions and get to know their concerns a little better. We will acquaint students with our free resources, chat about retaking courses, getting a good schedule and developing a study plan. Reading, testing and study strategies are always a big topic and we can chat there, but also offer to meet students later in our offices.
Academic Success Workshops:
These are a series of one hour workshops which are more in depth than Getting Back on the Right Track and will be part discussion and part activity. Students will engage with other students on topics inherent to academic success. Topics include: Time Management, Study Strategies, GPA Calculation (done at midterm time), and Personal Finance Management. These are open to all students and students may attend as many of these as they wish. No advance sign up is required.
These are individual meetings that students set up with the staff of the Center. Meetings are typically 1/2 to 1 hour; students may come once or twice, but may attend the entire semester. We target the needs of the individual student - time management, study strategies, testing strategies, GPA calculations, and academic planning are typical topics that we cover. Discussions may range all the way to nutrition, stress and sleep issues and students may be referred also to other offices on campus for more in-depth assistance. A plan will be set up early in the semester to touch on each of these issues, as well as an academic check-up at midterm time.
Is math or language causing problems? Tutoring at Longwood is provided by trained, successful undergraduate students in group sessions for a specific course. All tutoring is free. Students do not have to be doing poorly to attend - some have a C and want a B or an A. Students also do not need to be referred in order to attend, nor do they have to sign up in advance. If you do not see a course you need, please contact us at 434-395-2393.
Having trouble with that History paper? How about that Chemistry lab write-up? Come to the Writing Center for a one-on-one consultation with our terrific staff. These are students who have been carefully selected for their expertise and understanding. You may come as many times as you wish and stay as long as you need.
It is said that most people would rather die (literally) than stand up and give a speech in front of their peers. That's the name of the game in the work world now - let us help you get a jump on the competition! You will be matched one-on-one with one of our staff members. Then you/your group will be scheduled for a room in which to work on your presentation. For this service only, please contact us at least 3-5 days in advance to have a room ready.