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Academic Support

SKills and Strategies Sessions

Academic Support offers Skills and Strategies Sessions held periodically throughout the semesters, but faculty can also request sessions brought into their classes.  Coaches and leaders of various student groups and teams can also request a special offering of these topics.  To do so, contact Dr. Monica Jacobe, Director of Academic Advising and Support.

It is strongly recommended that students on probation, students returning from dismissal, and students about whom advisors have academic concerns be required to attend appropriate sessions as part of their academic plan for the semester.  Sign-ups will take place in Momentum. Advisors, faculty, and staff can refer students to these resources.

Available Topics:

Using Your Studenting Tools

Coming to college is a big transition for everyone but often for different reasons.  Maybe this is your first time living away from home or working and going to school.  Maybe “college” isn’t a big change but Moravian is new and different.  In this interactive session, we will look at the many tools you have here at Moravian to be successful, talk about how to use them, and explore possible answers to questions you may not be sure who to ask.

Managing Your Time

School is your job, right?  So, your time goes to studying and classes.  However, you might also be working, on a team, helping at home with family.  And that’s before sleep, exercise, time to relax and have fun.  Basically, you have a lot to do, no matter what your class schedule looks like.  This session will have you charting how you spend your time and how you want to spend your time.  It will also introduce you to tools you can use to manage your schedule and stay on track in your classes and well beyond.

Learning from Readings and Lectures

Learning in college or in new-to-you subjects can look very different from your past studies.  Understanding complex readings and lectures is essential to being successful, but it does require certain skills and abilities.  This session will introduce you to a variety of strategies to enhance your understanding of course content and give you space to practice and find the best strategies for the way you learn and the content you are studying.

Exploring Majors and Careers 

One of the best things about studying at a liberal arts college (like Moravian!) is that you both can explore different fields of study but must explore ideas beyond one major.  This session is perfect for students who don’t know what career or major they want and those who have a career goal but don’t know what majors could get them there.  You will explore the practices of different academic fields and the skill sets students can gain in different majors and will leave with a stronger sense of how to channel your interests into a major and possible careers.

Preparing for and Taking Tests

Tests and exams are important components of classes that often make a big impact on your grade.  They make some people nervous and challenge others in new ways, like integrating test preparation into your already busy schedule.  This interactive session will cover preparation and performance strategies but will also introduce you to effective tools to help you tackle different kinds of tests.