Located in the Good Library (Rooms 111 – 113), the Academic Success Center (ASC) offers programs to promote independent, life-long learning for all students of Goshen College:
- Writing Center & Writing Mentor Program
- Peer Tutoring Program
- Assistance improving organizational & time management skills
- Special services for students with documented learning disabilities
The ASC assists Goshen College students with documented learning disabilities by helping students advocate for themselves and by coordinating reasonable academic accommodations.
We also provide technological assistance for students with disabilities. In addition, the ASC refers students to local area resources for further evaluation and support.
Writing Center & Writing Mentor Program
- 12-2 p.m. Monday through Thursday
- At the Writing Center
- Make appointments by signing up in the Writing Center (in the Library) or email Hannah Canaviri
Weekly Writing Mentoring
If you want more personalized help, you can request to meet with a writing mentor for one hour per week (all semester or for a limited time). Please be sure you can make the time commitment before requesting this service.
Contact Hannah Canaviri (574-535-7576)
Or, fill out the online request a mentor form.
Drop-in Writing Support
Drop-in writing support is available at the Reference Desk in the Library (with the big ASK sign over it).
Try these links for some excellent writing guides:
- Purdue University Owl Writing Lab
- Paradigm Online Writing Assistant
- Goshen College Good Library Citation Guide
Peer Tutoring Program
We all have challenging classes, and most of us have a class or two with which we could use some extra help. The Peer Tutoring Program helps organize peer-tutored study groups of five or fewer students who meet every week for one hour. These groups are available for GC courses only. Your professor can help facilitate forming these study groups in your class. Each semester, we have groups meeting for various subjects such as Spanish, pathophysiology, chemistry, computer programming, economics, statistics, accounting and biology.
If you would like a tutor, please contact: Judy Weaver, ASC director, or fill out the request a tutor form.
Organization and time management
We offer assistance with organization and time management skills. For an individual consultation or more information, stop by the ASC or contact Judy Weaver
Try these great organizing resources
For a sense of your whole semester, print a copy of our handy academic planning calendar – the whole semester on one page! Fill in all your biggest exams and due dates, and post it by your work space.
Fall Semester 17-18 Calendar
Next, think about your weekly time blocks. Use one of the organizers below to graph out your class times, meals, work hours, regular meetings, etc. Then look at the time you have left. Plan your study blocks, allowing 2-3 hours of study outside of class for every hour in class. This should also be posted on a wall or carried with you, until it becomes habit. Lastly, think about a daily to-do list, on which you will capture assignments and prioritize. Some people use planners, sticky-notes or a small pad of paper they carry everywhere. Some people use the task list or notes on their phones. Others keep a running list on a white board in their room. It must be a format you will look at and update daily. Experiment and find what works for you!
For tips and strategies about time management and study skills, a helpful webpage is: www.howtostudy.org
Services for students with disabilities
To be eligible to receive accommodations, a student must provide an educational evaluation completed by a licensed professional, usually within the last three years. This documentation will be kept on file in the Academic Success Center office. The ASC provides a variety of services to students with documented learning disabilities. Read more about disability services.