Lipscomb’s Academic Success Center offers help ...
As fall is upon us, and we all start trying to find ways to incorporate pumpkin into our everyday lives, it’s also a good time to focus in on academics. Take a sip of that pumpkin spice latte and dig into that textbook because it is officially midterm week.
While returning students already know the stress that can come from midterm papers and exams, new freshmen have not yet encountered college midterms. Luckily, there is help for those stressful assignments at Lipscomb. Places such as the Academic Success Center and tutoring exist to reel in all midterm focus.
The Academic Success Center has a variety of sources to help in subjects such as biology, math and writing.
The ASC strives help students reach their full potential. If you’re a student struggling to write the perfect paper, you can head over to the Writing Studio, located in the basement of the Beaman Library. The Writing Studio is there to assist in any stage of the writing process as long as you make an appointment ahead of time.
Kayleen Warner, a student worker at the ASC shared insight to the freshmen about what seems to work best to succeed on the upcoming midterms.
“I would tell a freshmen to prepare, prepare and prepare. Everything you have learned up to this point will be on the midterm,” Warner said.
While the ASC is here to help students improve, paying attention in class is where success begins. Warner stresses the importance of staying alert in class saying, “ Always actively listen and take good notes. Always learn keeping in mind that there is a midterm and a greater final exam.”
Another good tip Warner emphasizes to do well on the midterms is to “rewrite your notes and practice.”
The ASC also offers tutors on a variety of subjects to benefit the students.
A tutor this year, Abby Gallamore, took time to discuss even more solutions to de-stressing students during midterm week.
“Do not cram. Take a little time each day or spread studying throughout hours with breaks in between.” Throughout her tutoring, Abby has learned that “difficult subjects should be practiced continually.”
“Even if you think you know it, keep studying it,” Gallamore said.