Academic Skills Resources
Reading to UnderstandEven though you may be a proficient reader of novels, business briefs, or professional communications, you may not be as experienced with academic text.
Reading to Understand Module
Strengthen Your Statistics Skills
This 15-part video series focuses on the weekly concepts covered in the RSCH 8210 course.
Our tutoring staff is available to answer your questions and help you strengthen your skills in quantitative concepts and statistical software programs.
Grit and Resilience
Grit is passion and perseverance for long-term goals. Resilience refers to the ability to bounce back after being stretched or compressed in new and challenging ways.
Growing and Staying Gritty in Higher Education
Being gritty can mean different things to different people – resilience, effort, perseverance, passion... But for me, there is another word that is relatable to the idea of grit, and that word is failure.
Embracing the Challenge: Three Helpful Writing Mantras to Change Your Mindset
In one of my favorite essays about writing, author Anne Lamott (2005) argues that “all good writing starts with terrible first efforts” (para. 10)."
Video Games as Resilience Practice
Video games taught me a far more important lesson than how to time a jump: they can be a safe place to practice patience and resilience. There are no consequences for not “getting it right".
On Becoming Elastic: The Role of Resilience in Facing Challenges
A lifelong perfectionist, I spent most of my academic career trying to avoid failure. I played it safe. As an undergraduate, I meticulously researched professors to ensure that signing up for a particularly challenging course would not jeopardize my GPA.