Student Success Center

At the Student Success Center, we’re here to help you reach your fullest potential as a student. Whether you’re looking for a study buddy, need to learn how to navigate WINGS and Pilot, want feedback on a writing assignment, or just want to find out how to meet your maximum potential in your classes, make an appointment today to get started. 

What is the SSC?

We offer the following FREE services to all Wright State University Lake Campus students:

  • General Tutoring
  • Math Tutoring
  • Writing Consulting
  • One-on-One Technology Workshops
  • Group Workshops
  • Peer Advocates

Looking for helping in University Libraries or Multimedia presentations? Visit our Campus Librarian, Jamon Flowers!

You can schedule an appointment with him, a tutor, consultant, or an advocate at the link below:

About Us

Mission:

The mission of the Student Success Center is to empower students academically, professionally, and personally by collaborating across campus and throughout the community to build effective support for all Lake Campus students.

 

What We Offer:

To students:

  • A friendly, inviting space to study, learn, and collaborate
  • Professional and student tutoring
  • Peer advocates
  • Workshops
  • Referrals to community and institutional resources

To faculty:

  • In-class workshops on topics like peer review, editing, and documentation styles (MLA, APA, Chicago), and others by request
  • Collaboration to make integrated writing more effective
  • Faculty Teaching and Learning groups to promote teaching excellence
  • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning project support

Our Goals:

  • To provide academic support so that students can meet the demands of college-level coursework
  • To help students develop self-awareness, self-direction, and self-confidence
  • To empower students to become independent and meet their full academic, professional, and personal potential

 

Math Center

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Do you need support in Hawkes? Come to the Math Center to receive help from a math tutor! 

You can also meet with a tutor for help with your latest math homework, or with a professional tutor for more intensive math help.

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Hours of Operation:

  • Monday: 9AM-7PM
  • Tuesday: 9AM-6:30PM
  • Wednesday: 9AM-7PM
  • Thursday: 9AM-6:30PM

Not sure about deadlines and due dates? 

DEV0990 Fall 2016 - Deadline Dates

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DEV0970 Fall 2016 - Deadline Dates

DEV0970 Fall 2016 - Calendar 

 

 

DEV 0990 Summer 2016 - One Semester Deadlines

DEV 0970 Summer 2016 - Two Semester Deadlines

DEV 0990 Spring 2015 Deadlines

DEV 0970 Spring 2015 Deadlines

 

 

 

 

Questions? E-mail our Math Center Coordinator!

Mindy Bettinger
Math Center Coordinator
mindy.bettinger@wright.edu

 

 

 

Cover Your Class

Need to cancel class for a conference, speaking engagement, or personal commitment?

The Student Success Center now offers a variety of 55-minute workshops in lieu of cancelling class. Each workshop comes with handouts, a video, and an activity or exercise after!

Just choose a workshop, contact the SSC, and we will do the rest!

Click the e-mail above and fill out the information provided:

melissa.odira@wright.edu

MLA Format

This workshop will cover a variety of items relating to MLA formatting. We will be focusing on who utilizes MLA and why it is important. Additionally, we will teach the students how to properly cite quotes and paraphrase within a paper. Students will be given a walkthrough on how to format a paper in MLA format. A few short videos will be used to further support the topic. The workshop will end with an exercise, allowing the students to practice finding mistakes in scenario papers and citing academic journals. Students will also be given handouts to support them in this area.

 

APA Format

This workshop will cover a variety of items relating to APA formatting. We will be focusing on who utilizes APA and why it is important. Additionally, we will teach the students how to properly cite quotes and paraphrasing within a paper. Students will be given a walkthrough on how to format apaper in APA format. A few short videos will be used to further support the topic. The workshop will end with an exercise, allowing the students to practice finding mistakes in scenario papers and citing academic journals. Students will also be given handouts to support them in this area.

 

Plagiarism

This workshop will cover what plagiarism is specifically. Students will be shown examples of plagarism and reasonings on why it is plagarism. Part of the time will be used to show students how to cite quotes and paraphrase in order to steer clear from plagarism. A few short videos will be used to further support the topic. The workshop will end with students getting into pairs to read over university scenarios and will need to decide if the scenario is considered plagarism. Students will also be given handouts to support them in this area.

 

Challenges in Developing Countries: Kenya

SSC Specialist has visited and lived in numerous third world countries in Africa. This workshop will cover an in-depth look on the challenges of Kenya in terms of a third world country, specifically in terms of corruption, poverty, and capitol. Students will be given an overview of Kenya. Additionally, we will compare third world verses first world challenges.  A few short videos will be used to further support the new topic. Students will be given a handout to take notes on.

 

Note Taking Success

This workshop will cover the reasons and statistics of note taking. We will take a closer look at The Forgetting Curve and how it relates to studying notes. Students will also be given ideas on what to do before, during, and after lectures in order to retain the most information. A few short videos will be used to further support the topic. Lastly, we will take a look at a few ways to take notes, including the Cornell Method. Students will also be given handouts to support them in this area.

 

Writing a Winning Scholarship

 This workshop will cover what to do and what not to do in terms of writing for a scholarship. We will look into how to outline a basic scholarship essay, focusing on quality and not quanitity. We will also show students some resources interally and externally that they can go to, to look for scholarships. Students will be given handouts to support them in this area.

 

Stress Management

This workshop will cover what stress is and the statistics in terms of the average college student. We will go over the types of stress and how to manage it. Students will take a close look at the four A’s (Avoid, Accept, Alter, & Adapt) and how to utilize it academically. Lastly, students will be given tools and resources to help manage their stress. The workshop will end with a short meditation. Students will be given handouts to support them in this area.

 

The Writing Process

This workshop will cover the process of writing in detail including, but not limitied to: brainstorming, outlining, drafting, editing, and revising. Focus will be on content and quality of writing, rather than quantity of writing. Additionally, students will be given a walkthrough on how to do academic research using University Libraries. The workshop will end with students completing a writing prompt and working together to help each other in the writing process. Students will be given handouts to support them in this area.

 

Time Management

This workshop will cover the facts and numbers of time. We will be focusing on personal effectiveness and time wasters. Students will be taught how to use the Eisenhower Matrix. A few short videos will be used to further support the topic. Lastly, we will provide students with tools and ways to organize their time. Handouts will be given to students to support them in this area.

 

Study Skills 

This workshop will cover how to prepare for any exam or final. A focus will be put on the 5-Day Study Plan and how to use it. A few short videos will be use to further support the topic. Lastly, students will be provided with numerous tips on how to study better. Handouts will be given to students to support them in this area.

 

Goal Setting

This workshop will cover why to set goals and how goal setting can motivate oneself into doing better in college. We will guide students through S.M.A.R.T. goals, allowing them to make a few goals of their own. A focus will be put on making goals that are realistic and timely. Handouts will be given to students to support them in this area.

 

Writing Resources

Writing can be tough and frustrating, but with proper resources you can get back on the road to writing success. From formatting to self-editing, we are here for you to help you successful. Meet with one of our writing consultants to get valuable feedback on your writing assignments for any class. We work with you at any point during the writing process, whether you’re still trying to decide on a topic, need to find reliable research, need to brush up on your documentation skills, or if you have a completed draft and need to revise and edit. 

Below are FREE handouts that will help you on your writing assignments.

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Math Resources

Math can be tough and frustrating, but with proper resources you can get back on the road to math success. From guilding you through that quadratric equation to using variables, we are here for you to help you be successful. Meet with one of our math tutors to help you through your Hawkes work. We can work with you for any area in Mathematics with Hawkes. In fact, we have student and professional tutors who are well experiences in Mathematics.

Below are FREE handouts that will help you while you work on your Hawkes or need help with math problems in your other courses:

  • Calculus Definite Integral Rules: This two-page handout gives you the foundations of the definite integral rules, focusing on the formulas.
  • Calculus Derivative Rules: This two-page handout gives you the main derivative rules with definition and formulas.
  • TI-83 GuideBook: This PDF comes straight from the company who makes TI-83. Learn how to store information, graph, and more.
  •  . . . more coming soon!

More Resources

Support in college is essential to success. From helping you prioritize your week to setting goals, we are here for you to help you be as successful as possible. Meet with one of our tutors to help you through more than just your coursework, but learning skills to help you be a better student. We can work with you in any area you may need. In fact, we have professional tutors who are well expereinced in this area. 

Below are FREE handouts that will help you during your college career:

 

Contact Us

Location

182 Andrews Hall
(419) 586-0326
Mon-Thurs: 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Friday: by appointment only

 

Director

Jamon Flowers

jamon.flowers@wright.edu

Specialist

Melissa Odira
melissa.odira@wright.edu

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