Academic Advising Center

SKILLS ENHANCEMENT

Listed below are different computer based programs to help you in your college career. Click on the program you are interested in learning more about:

  • SkillsTutor
    Review, refresh and revive core basic skills while increasing test performance.
  • ALEKS

For information on these programs, contact the Academic Advising center at 907-474-6396 or stop by 509 Gruening.

 

SkillsTutor- offers help in many different subject areas including:

Reading Series
Brush up on key reading fundamentals with self-paced instruction covering vocabulary, Latin roots, compound words, word usage, and reading comprehension.

Writing Series
Boost your writing ability and improve language mechanics. Instruction covers parts of speech, sentence structure, and paragraph organization. Lessons include comprehension skills, effective letter writing and communication strategies throughout the program.

Language Arts Series
Learn and review all fundamental language skills including capitalization, punctuation, parts of speech and verbs. Students will develop and reinforce grammar, spelling and language skills.

Basic and Intermediate Mathematics Series
Build a strong foundation in mathematics concepts with step-by-step tutorials, practice lessons and helpful visual aids in topics like proportion and percents, geometry, statistics and probability. Correlated to the NCTM standards.

Science I and II Series
Reinforce key concepts in life science, physical science, earth science, biology, chemistry and physics. Complements the Algebra I series.

Algebra I Series
Develop an algebraic understanding in equations, inequalities, polynomials, factoring, rational expressions, functions, graphing and systems of equations. Complements the Basic and Intermediate Mathematics series.

Information Skills Series
You gain an understanding of where and how to access information. Includes real-world examples, visual aids such as charts and maps, and covers reference materials and consumer information.

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The Learning and Study Strategies Inventory (LASSI) is designed to help you develop or expand your awareness about how you study and learn. The LASSI helps you to assess your strengths and weaknesses in ten different areas related to being a strategic and successful learner in college. Research has shown that each of these areas is important for succeeding in higher education.

The greatest benefit from completing the LASSI is that it will help you to identify areas of your knowledge, skills, motivation and attitudes you may need to improve. Using this information can help you to target your efforts to become a more strategic and successful student.

 

The Discover Program is available through the Academic Advising Center. Stop by (509 Gruening) to get your sign in code. Then from any computer with internet access you will be able to use all the program has to offer.

  • Research-based assessments of career-relevant interests, abilities, and job values help individuals consider career options that are a good match for them.
  • DISCOVER's guidance process provides a way for individuals to make good decisions in choosing a career and creating a plan to make it happen.
  • The system offers complete, current databases of occupations, college majors, schools and training institutions, financial aid/scholarships, and military options.
  • Users can also learn how to develop effective resumes, cover letters, job applications, and interviewing skills.