Academic Support Center

Convocation – A First-Year Student Tradition

Convocation – A First-Year Student Tradition

Every Fall semester, the faculty and senior administration welcome the incoming student body during the New Student Convocation. All new students and their families attend this ceremony in the late afternoon of the first official day [...]

Must-Have Supplies for First-Year Students

Must-Have Supplies for First-Year Students

At college, it’s rare for first-year students to get a list of supplies for each class. Most of the time, professors will note additional supplies on the syllabus and make recommendations on the first day of [...]

The Academic Talk Parents Should Have

The Academic Talk Parents Should Have

Parents who send their children off to college often have a checklist of topics to discuss to prepare them for the upcoming semester. There are talks about alcohol and drugs, talks about relationships and safe sex, [...]

Unique Traditions Enrich Academic Life

Unique Traditions Enrich Academic Life

Earlier this week, the Chronicle of Higher Education published a story by Gwendolyn Freed that talks about the ‘special’ events that set universities apart from each other. She doesn’t mention research, rankings, faculty spotlights, or galas [...]

Assistive Technology Solutions

Assistive Technology Solutions

With assistive technology advancements, the student with a learning disability has many more options to assist with academics. Keeping up to date with these new technologies can be a full time job for parents and students. [...]

Academic Honesty at Florida Tech

Academic Honesty at Florida Tech

Academic Honesty is an important policy at Florida Tech and throughout any university. Without honesty in academia, learning can be compromised and results can be fraudulent. Adhering to the tenets of Academic Honesty ensures an environment [...]

I Feel ”   ” – The First Week on Campus

I Feel ” ” – The First Week on Campus

New students, both first-years and transfers, experience a range of emotions during the first week on campus. Confronted with a new environment and new people, it can be difficult to determine what would be considered “normal” [...]

Don’t Miss the In-Class Exam Review

The class session before the final exam can yield important information that can help you better prepare. Despite this fact, many students fail to take advantage of the in-class review sessions. They show up and expect [...]

Working with Your Academic Advisor

During your academic career at Florida Tech, you may be asked if you have met with or spoken to your academic advisor. While the first reaction may be, “I have an academic advisor?” or “I did [...]

After the Exam – Follow-Up Strategies

After the Exam – Follow-Up Strategies

Taking responsibility for your education requires you to develop and hone your feedback solicitation skills. With regard to quizzes and exams, this happens once the instructor has graded the quiz or exam and the paper has [...]