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Academic Success

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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Academic Success Reception
Phone: 614-236-6327

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?

Let us help you put together all the pieces of the puzzle.

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

Our Peer Tutoring program is a free service provided by the office of Academic Success. Peer Tutors guide students in reviewing course material, developing a better understanding of key course content, preparing for exams, developing more effective study strategies for the course, and more.

Individual and group tutoring begins the first day of classes each semester. Most sessions are by appointment, along with some drop-in times when you can just stop by. Services are offered in a hybrid format, so you can connect with our staff either in person or online. You can easily schedule appointments using the button below, stopping by Academic Success on the second floor of the Blackmore Library, or calling us at 614-236-6327 for help with scheduling.

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Academic Coaching

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

Academic Coaching supports students in working towards their academic and personal goals.

In addition, Academic Coaches:

  • Develop a personal and collaborative relationship with students.
  • Encourage students to self-identify their strengths, values, interests, and purposes.
  • Assist students in identifying and utilizing study and organizational strategies.
  • Collaborate with students to come up with action plan and hold them accountable.

Students can easily schedule appointments by clicking the button below, stopping by Academic Success on the second floor of the Blackmore Library, or calling us at 614-236-6327 for help with scheduling.

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Supplemental Instruction

Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support program designed to increase student performance and retention. SI targets historically challenging courses and provides free, voluntary, out-of-class peer-facilitated study and review sessions. SI assistance begins the first week of classes and is open to all students enrolled in the course. SI is not remedial in nature; instead, SI sessions are comprised of students of varying abilities.

SI Leaders are model students of the subject who have already successfully completed the course and have demonstrated excellence. SI Leaders participate in an extensive training program, regularly attend the class sessions, and conduct regular SI sessions each week.

SI sessions integrate “how to learn” with “what to learn.” Students who attend SI sessions discover how to apply appropriate study strategies as they review content material. A wealth of national data shows that students who regularly participate in SI sessions earn higher course grades and withdraw less often than non-SI participants.

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The International Center for Supplemental Instruction Accredited Program seal

Our Supplemental Instruction (SI) program has been recognized as an accredited program by the International Center for Supplemental Instruction out of University of Missouri - Kansas City. Capital University is the only private institution in the state of Ohio to receive this accreditation, as well as being one of only five schools in Ohio to have an accredited SI program.

Writing Center

The Academic Success Writing Center is your one-stop, centralized location to get help on any writing assignment for any class. Our Writing Consultants can assist you with all phases of the writing process, including getting past “writer’s block,” brainstorming a topic, creating a thesis, developing and organizing your ideas, putting together a draft, and revising a draft for correctness and precision. We can also help you make sure your paper is properly formatted, and if you’re writing a research paper, we can help you make sure you are properly using and documenting your sources. Whether you are using APA, MLA, or Chicago style, our staff can assist you with following the appropriate documentation and style guidelines.

The Writing Center is committed to the following 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

To achieve these goals, our focus is always on helping you discover better, more effective ways of expressing your ideas. The Writing Center is not an editing or proofreading service; in other words, we will never simply correct errors or rewrite your paper for you. Instead, our Writing Consultants will guide you in identifying strengths and opportunities for improvement in your own writing.

The Writing Center Consultants are exceptional writers who have been trained to assist a diverse student population with a wide range of writing needs. Whether you have some basic grammar questions or would just like an informed reader to provide you with some constructive feedback, our Consultants are here to help. Our Writing Consultants work with writers at all ability levels, so even if you consider yourself to be a good writer, we are here for you.

Students can easily schedule appointments by clicking the button below, stopping by Academic Success on the second floor of the Blackmore Library, or calling us at 614-236-6327 for help with scheduling.

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Academic Success Wheel - Peer Tutoring, Academic Coaching, Supplemental Instruction, Writing Center

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.

Study Strategies Resources

The following resources are designed to help students manage their time, get organized, and study more effectively.