A: Academic Support

Where can I get assistance with my classes?

The Academic Success Center is the place to go on campus for Academic Support: Tutoring, Supplemental Instruction, and assistance with putting together a study group.

Supplemental Instruction:

The basic difference between SI and other tutoring services is that SI leaders attend classes along with the students they are tutoring. SI is completely voluntary and available on a drop-in basis. SI sessions provide students with course-specific learning and study strategies, note taking and test taking skills, and the opportunity to study with their peers in a group format. For more information about SI, visit the SI website at http://www.kent.edu/si/ or http://www.kent.edu/housing/prospectiveresidents/startsmart/tutoring.cfm.

Drop-In tutoring:

The Academic Success Center also offers drop-in math and writing tutoring at the Michael Schwartz Center, in the library, and in the residence halls. Check out the tutoring schedule at http://www.kent.edu/asc/tutoring/math/index.cfm

Additional Support:

You may qualify for additional assistance from the Academic Success Center! Services include small group tutoring, one-on-one peer mentoring, and study groups. To see if you are eligible to receive these services, contact the Academic Success Center at 330-672- 3190, stop by their office in 207 Michael Schwartz.

Where can I get assistance with writing papers?

Writing Commons:

The Writing Commons is the place to go on campus for writing assistance! The Writing Commons offers skill development assistance for every step of the paper writing process from beginning brainstorming and idea development, to style and editing advice, to revision strategies. The Writing Commons is located on the 4th floor of the Library. http://www.kent.edu/writingcommons/index.cfm

How do I use the library?

Meet with a Librarian Program Kent State University librarians will provide expert help to students, faculty, or staff needing research assistance. The Meet with a Librarian program offers users the opportunity to meet for up to one hour for the purpose of identifying and locating needed resources to aid in the completion of classroom assignments. Users will be able to search appropriate scholarly databases for journal articles, browse book catalogs from Kent State University and OhioLINK institutions, and appropriate Web sites for resources. Set up a meeting with a librarian to learn how to use information effectively. University Libraries' Instructional Services strives to educate students on finding and using information effectively and ethically. In the 21st century, this includes not only the skills and critical thinking associated with Information Literacy, but also the skills and reasoning related to technology and media fluency. Schedule a study space to use University Libraries Reference Services provides assistance to our users by identifying library materials needed to answer questions. Users may contact Reference staff in person, by phone, through email, and by texting or instant messaging. Reference Services also offers a research consultation service to students, faculty, and staff. The department maintains a computer center with over 125 workstations with internet access, over 200 research databases, book catalogs, and additional academic resources.

Are there programs to help me raise my grades?

The Student Success Programs office coordinates the Student Success Series and Save My Semester workshops. For more information about the services and events provided by the Student Success Programs Office. Visit the following website: http://www.kent.edu/success/

How do I talk to my professors?

Having trouble in class? Try talking to your professor! They are able to help you, seeing as they are the expert on the subject! Find out when your professor’s office hours are so you can stop by for a visit! Don’t be afraid to ask for help! For tips on how to talk to professors, go the following link: http://www.lifehack.org/articles/lifehack/how-to-talk-to-a-professor.html

How do I register for my classes?

Review the Registrar’s calendar to learn about registration and exam dates.
Learn how to register for classes.

What is the last day I can add or drop a class?

The Academic Calendar is Kent State University's official schedule for class beginning and end dates, commencement, spring break, and holidays for fall, spring and summer semesters. Academic Calendar for classes.

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