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Academic Resources for All Students

Subject Tutoring: Trained subject tutors hold review and tutoring sessions on a regular basis for large core classes as well as for languages, math, and science. Tutors welcome all students to their sessions for course review, exam prep, study skills tips, and general support. Whether you’re struggling in the course or want to maintain good work habits, you are welcome to meet with our tutors.  

The Writing Center: Trained writing tutors are available on a walk-in and appointment basis for all students looking for help during the writing process. Tutors assist students with brainstorming and pre-writing strategies, feedback on essay drafts, and documentation of sources. Students are encouraged to bring their class writing prompts and specific questions to tutoring sessions. To make an appointment, come to the Writing Center on the fourth floor of Jenks to sign up, or feel free to drop by during open hours.

Professional staff members in the ASC meet with students one-on-one to explore study habits and strategies, individual learning styles, time management skills, and other issues related to academics. These meetings may occur weekly, monthly, or as often as the counselor and the student see fit. Drop by the ASC or call 978.867.4743 to make an appointment.

To access forms for Time Management, Scheduling, and Planning, see the resources and downloads section below.

One of the major adjustments to college is transitioning from high school academics to the demands of college scholarship. To help you in this transition, Gordon offers a 2 credit course called GEN175, Applications of Learning Theory. This course is both theoretical and practical—you won’t just hear about how to study, but will apply it to your own classes as well. The goal of the class is for students to learn to understand principles of learning and how they can use them to optimize their personal learning in college.  This course examines topics from learning theory such as memory, metacognition, and higher order thinking and assists students to apply them to personal learning.  Students learn to create study and exam preparation plans, apply different levels of thinking to learning, create a system of self-management, understand the implications of learning styles and apply principles of active learning to reading and listening tasks.

To sign up, look for Optional Courses and select GEN175.