Resources for Advisors and Faculty

Below are some short explanations of LSC offerings. Included in italics are brief descriptions that are written directly to students. Please feel free to cut and paste the information below into your own communications with students.

Find Study Partners and Groups

For instructors: If you are an instructor, you can share the message below with your class. It is important to remind students of your expectations regarding group work and academic integrity.

Study partners can help you learn! Studying with peers is a great way to connect with other students and is a powerful tool for learning challenging material in this course. Cornell’s Learning Strategies Center (LSC) can help match you with study partners. To find out more about study groups and partners and to sign-up, visit the LSC’s Studying Together webpage

A PowerPoint slide for sharing this information in class is available here:

Study partners slide to share – widescreen

Study partners slide-to-share (4:3 ratio)

Learning from Digital Materials

Highlighting, annotating, book-marking, and other features of digital academic resources are important tools for student learning, but they can sometimes be non-intuitive to use. The Learning Strategies Center has developed a guide to help you learn from digital materials

Managing Your Time

Managing your time well is key to success in college and also in life! Students like you tell us that using a semester calendar and weekly calendar helps them make (and keep) semester-long goals, stop wasting time by finding hidden time, and be more prepared and organized. Learn more about effective time management here.

Self-Enroll Canvas Modules to Start the Semester Strong

Canvas Study Skills Modules to Start the Semester Strong: The Learning Strategies Center (LSC) has Canvas modules on “Gearing up for Academic Success”, “Managing Space and Time”, “Taking Effective Notes”, and “Preparing for and Taking Exams”. Each of the modules contains useful tips and information that will help you in your courses this fall and beyond. To self-enroll in the Canvas site, click here or cut and paste this link:  

LSC Supplemental Courses

The Learning Strategies Center (LSC) offers supplemental courses to support students in CHEM 2070, CHEM 3570, ECON 1110 and 1120, MATH 1106, 1110, 1120, and 2210, BIOMG 1350, BIOG 1440, and PHYS 1112 and 2213. Learn more about participating or enrolling in supplemental courses here

LSC Tutoring

The Learning Strategies Center (LSC) provides FREE  tutoring to ALL  Cornell undergraduate students in: BIOMG 1350, BIOG 1440, BIOMG 2800, CHEM 1560, CHEM 2070, CHEM 3570, ECON 1110, ECON 1120, MATH 1106, MATH 1110, MATH 1120, MATH 2210, PHYS 1112, PHYS 2207, PHYS 2213, PHYS 2214, introductory statistics courses, introductory finance and accounting courses, and some introductory language courses in American Sign Language, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Mandarin, Russian, and Spanish.  A full list of courses and instructions on how to access tutoring are on the LSC tutoring schedule webpage.

Guide for Students who Need to Miss Class

Illness is one of the many reasons students might need to miss class. Making plans ahead of time for how they will manage missing class can help foster the agency students need to get caught up on what they miss. The Learning Strategies Center has developed a guide to help students make a proactive plan for if they need to miss class” that you can share with your classes.

There are many reasons you might need to miss class this semester. Making plans ahead of time for how you will manage missing class can help you keep up while you are out. The Learning Strategies Center has developed a guide to help you “make a proactive plan for if you need to miss class”.