Learning Support Services
Most college students discover at some point in their academic career that they would benefit from additional academic support. The Learning Support Center provides services to the general Albion student population as well as services to students with disabilities.
For comprehensive information about accommodations and services for students with disabilities, visit the Disability Services page. For all Albion students, the LSC provides the following services.
Individualized Academic Support
Students meet with the Director of the Learning Support Center to discuss and work on their academic challenges. Learning approaches and study methods are analyzed in relation to the course demands. Modifications and alterations in approach are developed. Students are encouraged to analyze subsequent courses to better predict academic demands. The Center offers students individual appointments to assist with a variety of concerns...
- Improvement of Academic Performance. Students analyze their learning styles and review past course performances in order to formulate strategies and ideas to improve grades. A plan is generated that includes methods and strategies.
- Improving Course Performance. Students ask for appointments to improve a grade or to prevent failing a class. Appointments may be for one time, or ongoing. Areas of performance concern are identified, present strategies and study methods are reviewed and critiqued. Finally, the student develops a new plan based on the revised analysis of personal skill and task demands.
- Improving Specific Academic Skills. Students request appointments to address specific areas of concern such as reading comprehension or note-taking. Strategic approaches are introduced and practiced.
- Academic Monitoring. Students experiencing difficulty with organization, time management or similar skills, can request planned periodic meetings to review performance. in certain circumstances, this may take place through referral by staff or instructor.
- An Alternative Perspective. Sometimes, after you have talked to your instructor, asked your friends for their opinion, and tried to figure something out, you still don't have the understanding or the grade you want. You may not even know what question to ask. That is the time to make an appointment.
- Library. The Center maintains a library of information on study skills; items from the library can be checked out.
Students can request a peer-tutor for a particular course. Peer tutors are upper class students who are majoring in the area and have been nominated by the department faculty.
Study Skills Links
- Virginia Tech's Academic Website with Helpful Hints
- A Fully Interactive Website with Helpful Resources