Making an Appointment
Stop by the Center for Academic Resources and Enhancement located in Anderson Hall, room 107, or call us at 507-933-7227.
With whom should I make an appointment?
See either Margo W. Druschel or Jane Lalim for help with:
- Information on academic opportunities, general education, majors/minors, course registration.
- Reviewing progress toward graduation and determining time for career explorations, internships, study away, research, community service, portfolio development.
- Adjustments in registrations and graduation plans due to illness or the unforeseen.
- Academic accountability, especially for students on academic probation.
- Mid-term grade review; discuss whether or not to withdraw from a course.
- Communication with faculty, administrative resources, and/or parents.
See Margo W. Druschel for help with:
- Returning to school after illness or leaves of absence.
- Assistance in negotiating and completing incomplete courses.
- Transfer student advising and registration.
See Jane Lalim for help with:
- Methods for taking and reviewing class notes.
- Time management and organization strategies; prioritizing and avoiding procrastination.
- Test preparation, test taking strategies, and alleviating test anxiety.
- Techniques for active reading and learning from textbooks.
- Facilitating connections to other academic and campus resources.
See Kelly Karstad for help with:
- Determining if you have a disability and are in need of academic accommodations.
- Deciding what accommodations are appropriate to offset impacts of your disability.
- Communicating with professors regarding your accommodations and individual learning needs.
- Developing awareness of your areas of strength or challenge.
- Learning study and time management skills.
See Corey Sandusky for help with:
- Study skills that are specific to English language learners.
- Improving your grammar or conversational English through private lessons or conversation game days.
- Ideas about how to use your unique background and the gift of your bilingualism to your advantage in class.
- Any stage of paper writing: pre-writing planning, brainstorming, outlining, structuring or final edits.
- Understanding an assignment and what is being asked of you.
- Getting started on an assignment when you are at a loss for how to begin.
- Collaborative editing (in person, back and forth via e-mail, or online using google Docs)
- Communicating with professors about adjusting time on tests, getting extensions or extra clarification.
- Learning about the many resources Gustavus has to help you succeed.