Aurora University

Academic Support Center (ASC)

Academic Support Center


Whether it’s your first day of college or your last semester before graduation, the ASC will enhance your learning beyond the classroom by offering free tutoring, study skills training, and writing assistance. Consider us an extension of your everyday education.

We offer a variety of instructional approaches to foster academic growth to help you become a successful, lifelong learner.

Academic Coaching can help improve your effectiveness in and out of the classroom. It focuses on boosting self-confidence, personal development, time management, goal setting, motivation, study skills, and resource connections. Understanding that each student is unique, our goal is to guide you to reach your full potential.

Tutoring Services are available for many undergraduate classes. Weekly recitations, peer-led study sessions, and small group or one-on-one appointments are designed to help you build your confidence in your course material.

Writing Support is available for all students, at all levels and locations. Through one-on-one, in-person, or Zoom appointments, our professional staff members are available to guide you through the entire writing process (i.e., brainstorming, researching, drafting, editing, proofreading, revising, and documenting).

Academic support and tutoring are available remotely. Appointments can be scheduled using Academic SupportNet found on Okta. Content tutors for math, science, and over 50 specific classes are available using Zoom. In addition, writing specialists are available seven days a week to help you understand, brainstorm, revise, or polish any writing assignment, big or small.

Location: First Floor Phillips Library

Questions?

Phone: 630-844-5520

Text: 630-447-9187

Schedule a tutoring appointment


Resources

In Our Own Words

In Our Own Words: Julie Hall, director of the Academic Support Center, on how to improve your writing and study habits

The Academic Support Center provides an abundance of free services to help you through academic challenges, including how to manage your time, how to organize an essay paper, or how to connect with a peer tutor.

Spring 2021 Wednesday Writing Workshops

Week 1 — 1/13
Discover What Matters: Reading and Reviewing Your Syllabi

Week 2 — 1/20
Best Semester Ever: Tips, Techniques, and Technology for Academic Success

Week 3 — 1/27
Grammar Review

Week 4 — 2/3
Introductions, Thesis Statements, and Conclusions

Week 5 — 2/10
Body Paragraphs

Week 6 — 2/17
Topics in APA: Formatting, In-text Citations, and References

Week 7 — 2/24
Proofreading

Week 8 (Midterms)
One-on-one Appointments Available

Week 9 — 3/10
Topics in APA: Language Sensitivity

Week 10 — 3/17
Scholarly Research

Week 11 — 3/24
Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Plagiarism

Week 12 — 3/31
Topics in APA: Writing Style

Week 13 — 4/7
Tips for Making the Most of Peer Editing

Week 14 — 4/14
Topics in APA: Ask an APA Expert

Week 15 — 4/21
Ask a Writing Specialist

Week 16 (Finals)
One-on-one Appointments Available

Wednesday Writing Workshops are on Wednesdays from 7-8 p.m. on Zoom

HOW TO REGISTER: Visit Okta and log in to the Academic SupportNet. Click on the workshop you would like to attend, and “add slot” to register. At the time of the workshop, log back into your appointment to access the Zoom link.