Academic Skills

Cultivating good academic skills simply means paying as much attention to "how you learn" as well as "what you learn." Maybe you study long hours for a major test, but still don't do as well as you hope.  Perhaps you spend all your time working on design, on homework, on reading, but you still feel behind.  Maybe you take diligent notes but find you're still not understanding the material.  If this sounds familiar, or if you have another issue that impacts your coursework, come see the Academic Success Skills Tutor or attend a College Success Skilss Workshop!

We can help you learn how to

manage your time so that you can sleep, eat, and get everything done

study more efficiently

remember what you study

take more effective notes

think critically about your design or writing process

practice oral presentations

Academic Success Skills Tutoring

To schedule an appointment for Academic Success Skills Tutoring (such as time management, study skills, note taking, test preparation and overcoming test anxiety):

1)      Log in to Starfish.

2)      On your home page, click on Services at the top, then click on Academic Success Skills Tutoring.

3)      Click on the Schedule Online link, and use the calendar on the top left to choose a day.

4)      Click on the “Sign Up” link at the time that works for you, and complete the information to schedule an appointment.

5)      After you schedule the appointment, you will receive a confirmation to your PhilaU email.


Fall 2014 College Success Skills Workshops

Every Thursday in September

1:30-2:00pm in Downs 10

9/4: Top Strategies for Surviving College

9/11: Take Note: Getting the Most Out of Lectures

9/18: How to Have the Time (Management) of Your Life

9/25: Test Taking Tips & No Stress Strategies


Helpful Handouts

Weekly Schedule