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Academic Skills

The Tutoring and Academic Skills Programs offers FREE academic skills assistance to students at UNCG.

Let us help you identify your academic goals and to develop the skills and strategies required to reach those goals. Unlike the TASP’s Tutoring Services, you don’t have to be enrolled in a particular course to take advantage of this service. Academic Skills can apply to any class.

What can Academic Skills services help me with?

Some of the skills and strategies we can help with include:

  • Managing your time
  • Listening and note-taking
  • Preparing for a test
  • Dealing with test anxiety or procrastination
  • Being a more efficient and effective learner


Services

Request Assistance

If you’re interested in Academic Skills services, please request assistance by clicking here.

Once your request is received, you will be sent an email asking you to confirm your request—please respond to this email promptly! You must request assistance and respond to our confirmation email in order to be assigned a skills specialist.

Assessing Your Skills

Each student develops a unique plan with the help of their academic skills specialist. To help us develop that plan, we have a variety of assessments, surveys, and diagnostic tools we can use to help you identify your academic strengths and weaknesses and to identify areas where we can be of the most help.

Developing your Skills

Once you have done your assessment and developed your action plan, you will meet weekly with an academic skills specialist for instruction and collaboration on the skills and strategies that will improve your academic performance.

TASP Resource Lab

Location: McIver Building, Room 150
Lab Hours: Regular semester: Mon - Thurs, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Summer semesters: By appointment only. 

The Tutoring and Academic Skills Programs Resource Lab maintains a variety of academic resources for your use, including:

  • Study Strategy guides
  • PRAXIS, GRE, MCAT and LSAT Preparation materials
  • Academic Skills handouts
  • Tables, whiteboards, and a quiet location
  • A variety of software programs

Academic skills instruction is also conducted in the TASP Resource Lab.

The TASP Resource Lab has Windows 7 computers and a laser printer that can be used for academic purposes. We also have a collection of computer programs you can use to improve your skills or content knowledge.

Remember, printing in our lab is free for students using Tutoring and Academic Skills Programs services! Just bring your own paper and our Lab Monitors can assist you with printing your papers and projects.

Study Skills Handouts

We have a series of handouts available to help you become a more efficient and successful student. Feel free to stop by and take a look—we would be happy to help you get more information!

Here are some examples of the handouts available:

  • How to set up a schedule
  • Twelve tips for managing your time
  • Answering multiple-choice questions
  • Relieving test anxiety
  • Note taking tips

Workshop Requests

The Tutoring and Academic Skills Programs provides Outreach Workshops on Learning Skills (OWLS), where we present on a variety of academic skills topics. 

To request a presentation for your class or student group, click here.

To see the scheduled all-campus workshops for this semester, and to get information about our other events, visit http://success.uncg.edu/lac/workshops.php

 

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