Welcome to SUNY Brockport. The Student Learning Center (SLC) staff wishes to offer you some tips on how to achieve your academic goals at SUNY Brockport. Transfer students often face a variety of challenges as they transition from one institution to another. It is important for new transfers to be aware of the academic expectations at SUNY Brockport and to develop study and learning strategies that will make the transition go smoothly. The SLC offers a variety of programs that we believe are particularly helpful for transfer student success. We are located in room B-10 Cooper Hall.
The SLC tutoring program, which includes tutoring for math, writing, and many classes from across the disciplines, serves Brockport students from all levels, not just freshmen and sophomores. In fact, many of the students we serve are juniors, seniors, and even graduate students. Tutoring is a productive way for students to use study time, to go over assignments, discuss course material, express concerns, get clarification, receive hints and suggestions for problem solving, organizing, and planning strategies. All tutoring takes place at the SLC and is free of charge. All SLC tutors are undergraduate or graduate students who are selected based upon faculty recommendations, academic excellence and a willingness to help others. To arrange to meet with a tutor, please stop in or call.
Many transfer students struggle with meeting the challenges of Brockport courses. Study habits formed at other institutions are often no longer adequate for students wishing to earn grades of A and B at Brockport. The SLC offers several study skills workshops each semester that offer tips on a variety of topics described below. Individual study skills consultations, videotapes and other study skills media are also available.
Set GPA Goals, analyze course syllabi, set up a weekly schedule, schedule study time and leisure time.
Learn how to make the most of your textbooks, make reading time study time, create study guides while you read.
Learn what to do before, during, and after class with notes. Develop listening skills and learn ways to turn notes into study tools.
Learn test-taking strategies for essay and objective tests. Learn how to create study tools, form study groups, and predict test questions.
Research Paper Writing Process
Outline the steps of the research paper writing process, focus on time management and using campus resources such as reference librarians and writing tutors.
Twenty-One Tips for Transfers