Center for Academic Success & Records

Mentoring & Skill Development

The Center for Academic Success and Records (CASAR) offers all students instruction on strategies to enhance academic performance. Peer mentors provide individual and group instruction on a variety of study strategies. Come by CASAR to make an appointment with a peer academic mentor today!

Do you…


find it hard to stick to a schedule?

fall behind in your class work?

spend too much time on difficult test questions?

have difficulty understanding test directions?

get lost in details when you study?

have trouble summarizing what is heard in class or read in a textbook?


If the answer is yes to one or more of these questions, CASAR can help!


For helpful tips on these subjects, just follow these links:


Interested in more tips for academic success? Here are some more sites to visit:

Getting There-Successful Learning

From Purdue’s Academic Success Center, this page has a lot to offer on study skills, time management, and strategies for taking written exams.

Virginia Tech Study Skills Self-Help

A personal trouble-shooting guide for time management, study skills, note-taking, reading, and writing.

Stress and Anxiety Management

A comprehensive index with suggestions for stress and time management, test anxiety, study habits, overcoming procrastination, and preventing perfectionism.


For tips on writing process, check out the following sites:

Southwestern University’s Debby Ellis Writing Center

The DEWC provides one-on-one peer consultations for writing across disciplines.

Purdue University Writing Lab

This page offers a variety of resources and links for students writing academic, technical, and narrative papers.

Paradigm Online Writing Assistant

A comprehensive online writing guide that can answer just about any question anyone has about the writing process covering almost everything from subject selection to editing and outlining various styles.

University of Toronto- Web Resources

A page of resources that cover every question you could have while writing a paper. Includes information and links on different types of assignments, rhetorical modes, citing sources, and several resources on grammar.