Academic Success Toolkit

ARC 100: Success Skills Workshop

ARC-100: Success Skills Workshop is a great course for anyone who wants an edge in achieving academic success at Lycoming College.    This is a  seven-week course on time management, reading skills, test preparation, note taking, motivation, and other study skills. Topics are designed to encourage students to be proactive regarding academic strategies. ARC-100 is offered three times each academic year. This non-credit course will be graded on a pass/fail basis.

Instructors:  Jilliane Bolt-Michewicz, Andrew Kilpatrick, Jody Lantz, Whitney Merinar

Study Skills Tutoring

Peer tutors are available to meet one-on-one to enhance your study habits and strategies.  Simply email one of the tutors (below) to request a meeting.

Examples of skills you might discuss and practice:

  • transferring deadlines from the course syllabus into a planner
  • breaking projects or writing assignments into smaller tasks with mini-deadlines
  • organizing class materials into a binder
  • creating a study plan for an upcoming test
  • improving note-taking strategies used during lectures or when reading texts
  • improving reading comprehension strategies
  • creating study tools (i.e. flashcards, self-tests, and study-guides)

Study Skills Tutors:  Kaitlyn Adams, Quinten Foster, Clara Grube, Olivia Heckroth

Other Tips for Academic Success

  • Aim for perfect attendance in each class.
  • Use campus resources early and often-- professors' office hours, subject tutoring, the Writing Center, and the Math Center.
  • Use a planner to track deadlines, tasks, and social commitments.  Carry it with you to every class.
  • Compare lecture notes with a classmate to identify areas for improvement.
  • Use helpful technology!
  • Practice active reading-- highlight, write in the margins of the text, take notes, and develop questions to ask later.
  • Create a 3-5 day study plan for every exam.  Include study groups with classmates, tutoring sessions, and active study tools like flashcards and study guides. 
  • Contact Jilliane Bolt-Michewicz for individualized study skills support.