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OFFICE OF STUDENT SUCCESS

Student Resources


In the Office of Student Success, we define student success broadly and aim to enhance it in all its forms: learning, earning good grades, staying in school, graduating in a timely fashion and being satisfied with the WSU experience. 


JPEG Image What is your learning style?

Before you begin reading, note taking and preparing for a test, we suggest you take the VARK Questionnaire to find out how you learn best. After taking the test, you will be able to get a better understanding of your learning style.

JPEG Image     Academic Success Programs: Learning Styles

  • Knowing how to effectively learn and study can help you be a successful student by.
  • In the future, you can use the same skills to help you become a more successful employee.

 

JPEG Image Reading & Note Taking

JPEG Image     Academic Success Programs: Reading Strategies

  • Reading the text before the lecture to familiarize yourself with the material is essential.
  • Be sure to take notes and/or summarize each reading as you go along.

 

JPEG Image     Academic Success Programs: Note Taking

  • Print notes and take them with you to class; that way, you will only have to write down new information and have more time to listen.
  • Review notes after class and continue to look over them and commit the information to your memory.

 

JPEG Image Test Preparation

Find out as much information as possible before the test from the instructor (learn more about how to talk to your professor, here). Review often and test yourself without notes. Create a study schedule.

  • Does your course(s) offer Supplemental Instruction? Find out, here.
  • Are you needing help in one or more of your classes? Check out all of the tutoring options we have to offer, here.

JPEG Image     Academic Success Programs: Time Management Chart

  • It's important to calculate how many hours you spend in class, studying, eating, working, grooming, exercising and sleeping in order to assess your personal use of time management.
  • From there, you can see how much time remains for extra activities

 

JPEG Image     Academic Success Programs: Study Schedule

  • After you completed your time management chart, did you notice how infrequent you were studying or in some cases, how much you have been over-studying?
  • Use this schedule as a guide to when you will sit down and study.

 

JPEG Image Test Taking

JPEG Image     Academic Success Programs: Test-taking Skills

  • Test taking also involves test preparation and preparing yourself mentally.
  • Testing does not stop after college. You may need to take tests
    to keep your credentials up to date in your professional career.

 

JPEG Image Test Review

Review the test when you get it back. Go into the instructor's office and ask for help on questions you got wrong. Keep your tests and correct the wrong answers, especially if there is a cumulative final.

  • Does your course(s) offer Supplemental Instruction? Find out, here.
  • Are you needing help in one or more of your classes? Check out all of the tutoring options we have to offer, here.
  • Successful students will tell you that it is important to get to know your professor. Learn how to introduce yourself to your professor and communicate if you are struggling in a class, here.

JPEG Image Resources  

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     Still searching for the appropriate resource(s)?

     Check out our Resources for WSU students handout to learn more about
     Academic Services, Campus Communication, Campus Resources,
     Involvement Opportunities and Financial Responsibilities.
 

JPEG Image  Use the Wichita State University grading scale and GPA calculator to calculate your GPA.

JPEG Image  Tips on how to Speak with your Professor.


JPEG Image Academic Support Services

JPEG Image  Exceptions: The request for an exception to catalog regulations is a request for special consideration. Common requests include readmission, late withdrawal or late add of courses, waiver of graduation requirements, etc.

JPEG Image  Test Anxiety

  • WSU’s Counseling and Testing Center offers a variety of services including help for test anxiety, procrastination, self-structuring and organization. The Counseling and Testing Center can also test and provide services for ADHD and Learning Disabilities. Contact the office to set up an appointment.
    • 320 Grace Wilkie Hall
    • For more information, contact Wanda Holt, office manager, at 978-3440.

JPEG Image  Standardized Testing Prep

  • The Counseling and Testing Center on campus offers workshops throughout the semester to help students prepare for standardized tests, including the ACT, the GRE, and others.
    • 320 Grace Wilkie Hall
    • For more information, contact Wanda Holt, office manager, at 978-3440.

JPEG Image  First Generation College Students (Neither parent received a four-year college degree)

  • Student Support Services (SSS) provides several academic support services to help qualified students to persist and graduate from WSU. Services provided include individualized semester-long peer tutoring, academic success skills and math skills development, course selection, academic advisement, degree planning, financial literacy skills development, scholarships, textbook loan library, career exploration, use of a technology learning lab and graduate school advisement.
    • 112 Hubbard Hall
    • 316-978-3715

JPEG Image  Students with Disabilities

  • Disability Support Services is designed to meet the education needs of students with disabilities. The DSS provides academic advising, a computer lab and free tutoring. Students with disabilities may also be eligible for Student Support Services if they meet the qualifying criteria.
    • 158 Grace Wilkie Annex
    • 316-978-5949

Need help?
If you have any questions or would like additional information, contact the Office of Student Success at 316-978-3209 or student.success@wichita.edu.