Center for Academic Support
Academic Support Programs contribute to a collaborative approach to learning in the academic community at USC. The staff at the Center for Academic Support (CAS) works to meet individual student needs as they relate to learning enrichment. Services available include: tutoring and learning assistance in learning strategies and study skills, and weekly Learning Enrichment Workshops on topics indicated below. Students can also schedule private workshops for small groups. Services are free to all USC students. CAS is located in STU 301, (213) 740-0776. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Learning Enrichment Workshop Schedule
Scattered? Frustrated? Behind in Homework? Take Control . . . of Your Academic Life!An overview of the foundational skills for becoming a well-organized and master student will be provided. Students will learn goal setting strategies, concentration skills and develop an individualized “plan” for efficient study time.
|Thursday, Jan. 29, from 3-4 p.m.|
Notetaking: Are You Getting the Most Out of Each Lecture?This workshop will cover ways to improve notetaking skills and especially how to “keep up” during fast-paced lectures. The relationship between quality listening and notetaking skills will also be discussed.
|Thursday, Feb. 5, from 3-4 p.m.|
Thinking Skills in Problem SolvingNew information about critical thinking to enhance your ability to retain new information and derive new meaning.
|Thursday, Feb. 12, from 3-4 p.m.|
Writing PapersAn overall discussion of the writing process for term papers, research papers and essay exams. Other topics include organization of ideas, structure and outlines.
|Thursday, Feb. 19, from 3-4 p.m.|
Test-Taking AnxietyDid you know the material for the test only to miss it on the exam? Creative ways to relieve anxiety will be presented and practiced.
|Thursday, Feb. 26, from 3-4 p.m.|
Power ReadingStudents will participate in reading exercises that will enable them to calculate their own reading rate as well as strategies to improve overall comprehension and speed. Emphasis will be placed on “quality” reading needed for tests and comprehension.
|Thursday, Mar. 5, from 3-4 p.m.|
Learn to Remember – Remember to Learn!The importance of utilizing short- and long-term memory will be discussed. Students will be involved in memory exercises and techniques that sharpen the ability to recall information.
|Thursday, Mar. 12, from 3-4 p.m.|
Exam-Taking StrategiesAre you “cramming” before every test? Preparing for exams as a semester-long process will be discussed. Test-taking strategies for objective and essay exams will be covered.
|Thursday, Mar. 26, from 3-4 p.m.|
Disability Services and Programs
Disability Services and Programs (DSP) is dedicated to maintaining an environment that ensures all students with documented disabilities at USC equal access to its activities, facilities and educational programs. Accommodations are designed to level the playing field for students with disabilities while maintaining the integrity and standards of each of our academic programs. Contact DSP to discuss individual needs and arrange for appropriate support services and strategies, STU 301, (213) 740-0776, firstname.lastname@example.org.