Academic Skills

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 an Academic Skills Instructor.

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

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, look under the My Success Network for the Academic Success Skills Tutoring and click on the link.

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.


Cultivating good academic skills simply means paying as much attention to "how you learn" as well as "what you learn."

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