CETL—For Undergraduate Students

Study Skills Counseling

Would you like to manage your time better? Prepare for tests more effectively? Take better notes? Feel less stressed about keeping up with your homework? We see students who are on the Dean's list, as well as students who are on academic probation. Anyone who would like to get more out of his/her studies is welcome to be part of our study skills counseling program and Methods of Inquiry, our study skills course.

Individual Study Skills Counseling

Our confidential study skills counseling offers you individual discussions with a counselor who will help you improve your academic performance and efficiency. Your counselor will meet with you, discuss your concerns, and help you discover learning techniques that will enable you to enhance your overall academic performance. All appointments with study skills counselors are free, and you may meet with them for a one-time troubleshooting session or on a regular basis.

Study Skills Counselors and Hours for Spring 2014:

Monday and Tuesday, 9 AM - 6 PM: Atiya Smith
Wednesday, 9 AM - 1 PM and Thursday, 1 PM - 5 PM: Erin Berg
Wednesday, 1 PM - 5 PM and Thursday, 9 AM - 1 PM: Lisa Vandenbossche
Friday, 9 AM - 5 PM: Ali Safivand

Please contact cetl@rochester.edu, call 275-9049, or stop in and see us (Dewey 1-154) to set up an appointment.

Study Skills Course

In addition to individual sessions, study skills counselors teach a six-week course, CAS 142, Methods of Inquiry, each semester. This course focuses on issues such as time management, stress, test-taking strategies and motivation that are relevant to learning effectively. This is a workshop-style class in which students will be required to submit a number of short assignments and a short final essay; students will also be asked to give an in-class presentation at the end of the course.

Two sections of the Methods of Inquiry course will be offered in Spring 2014:

Mondays & Wednesdays, 6:15 - 7:30 PM
CRN 18909
Instructor: Amy Clark
January 27th through March 5th, 2013
Location: Meliora 218

Tuesdays & Thursdays, 6:15 – 7:30 PM
CRN 18914
Instructor: Ali Safivand
March 18th through April 24th, 2013
Location: Goergen 110

Please contact our office in Dewey 1-154, call 275-9049, or email cetl@rochester.edu for more information about the course and/or to make a counseling appointment.