Success Services for Students
Appointments for Success Services for Summer 2019 end on Friday, July 26. Fall 2019 semester appointments begin on Monday, August 19. Please call the Front Desk at 847.925.6539 if you have any questions.One-Hour Sessions with a Learning Specialist
Schedule an appointment on any of the following topics:
- Study Skills
Are your current study strategies efficient and effective? Explore what successful college students do on a weekly basis.
- Test Taking Tips
How do you approach test taking? Discover strategies that could improve your results.
- Time Management
Are you able to schedule your time effectively to accomplish all of your goals? Learn new strategies to make the most of your valuable time.
Ever used an acronym or an acrostic to remember information? Learn new strategies to recall information.
- Reducing Test Anxiety
Does anxiety hinder your performance on a test? Learn methods to eliminate test anxiety.
What motivates you? What are your goals? How can you harness your energy to achieve a personal, academic and/or career goal?
Are you easily distracted when engaged in academics? Does your mind wander? Discover strategies that can improve your performance?
- Reading Strategies
Do you ever find textbooks challenging to read? Discover strategies for effective textbook reading. Successful students practice reading skills that yield results.
- Math Strategies
Has mathematics been your nemesis? Discover a step-by-step plan for the study of math. Gain confidence in your ability to succeed in mathematics.
- Accounting Tips
Understanding accounting concepts and procedures is critical to success. Study strategies specific to the subject are discussed.
- Note-taking Skills
Lecture and textbook notes are critical to course success. Would you benefit from suggestions of things to do before, during and after lecture?
- Test Performance Analysis
Unhappy with your test performance? Analyze your errors and learn new test taking strategies to improve your results. In order to administer the Test Performance Analysis, the supervisor will contact the instructor for a copy of the most recent test, answer key and student's scantron.
- Learning Styles
Do you know your preferred learning style? Becoming familiar with your learning style and implementing specific recommended strategies for individual styles can have a direct effect on academic success.
- Preparing for Finals
Feeling overwhelmed? Not sure where to start? Helpful strategies in preparing for finals are discussed.
- Economics Tips
Material is presented in both verbal (text) and visual (graph) form in economics. Learn strategies that will help you plan your studying and understand the relationship between the two.
- Online Study Tips
Are you enrolled in an online class or thinking about enrolling in one? Learn strategies that you will need to work independently and be successful.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) provides regularly-scheduled, informal review sessions. Students compare notes, discuss readings and develop organizational tools. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together. The sessions are facilitated by SI leaders. Supplemental Instruction is offered in select classes each semester.