Academic Success | Capital University, Columbus Ohio


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    Academic Success

  • Academic Success provides all students with a wide range of transformative services, programs, and strategies to facilitate their development and critical thinking skills, empowering them to become increasingly confident and independent lifelong learners.

    Did you know that students who regularly participate in Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions generally earn higher course grades and withdraw less often than non-SI participants?

    All students, regardless of ability, are routinely studying outside of class. Academic Success is here to support you in those efforts in a variety of ways. Whether you are working to solve math equations, looking to improve your study strategies, or writing a research paper, we are here for you.

    At Academic Success, we believe every student can succeed; our goal is to help you accomplish that.

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      Peer Tutoring

      Sometimes it’s easier to relate to another student. Academic Success has trained Peer Tutors who were top students in the courses they tutor. They can help you:

      • Get a stronger grasp of subject-area concepts
      • Review materials
      • Prepare for exams
      • Learn how to learn

      Learn more about peer tutoring options.

      Academic Coaching

      College requires you to build on the learning strategies you developed in high school.

      Academic Coaching provides individualized assistance to students in an effort to help them enhance their existing study habits and develop more effective study strategies and behaviors.  

      Our Academic Coaches can help you with:

      • Time management
      • Note taking
      • Textbook reading and comprehension
      • Exam preparation and test-taking
      • Critical thinking

      Supplemental Instruction

      Supplemental Instruction(SI) is an academic support program aimed at historically challenging courses and is designed to increase student performance and retention. SI provides regularly scheduled out-of-class study and review sessions facilitated by trained peer SI Leaders.

      SI assistance is open to all students enrolled in the course regardless of ability. SI sessions integrate “how to learn” with “what to learn,” meaning that the focus is on discovering how to apply appropriate study strategies in addition to reviewing content material. Students who regularly participate in SI sessions generally earn higher course grades and withdraw less often than non-SI participants.

      Writing Center

      The Academic Success Writing Center is staffed by Writing Consultants who guide students throughout all phases of the writing process for any assignment in any class. Writing Consultants can assist you with brainstorming, creating an effective thesis, organizing your ideas, developing a draft, revising for a range of audiences and purposes, editing for precision and clarity, research and documentation, and more.

      Writing Center Goals: 

      • To help students become more confident and informed readers and editors of their own writing
      • To help students develop strategies for identifying and addressing areas for improvement in their writing
      • To guide students in utilizing the writing process to better develop their writing

      Study Strategies Resources

      Being successful in college requires becoming an expert learner, which means not just studying harder, but studying smarter. The resources here will help you develop improved study strategies using proven techniques that are essential for student success.