Indiana University South Bend offers a wealth of resources to help you to avoid not only plagiarism, but also to help you as you progress through your academic career. These include but are not limited to:
The Office of Judicial Affairs not only adjudicates the Student Code, but also advocates on behalf of students. If you have a problem and are unsure of what to do or where to go, we can help or point you in the right direction. Stop by 115 in the Administration Building.
The mission of the IU South Bend Academic Centers for Excellence is to provide students the opportunity to develop diverse skills and strategies necessary for academic success within a safe and inclusive learning environment.
The Academic Centers for Excellence is comprised of The Learning Center , The Writers' Room, and Study Smarter. They offer a variety of learning support programs to assist you in developing the skills and strategies that will help you become an even more successful learner. On the Learning Resources page you'll find numerous links for help with course content as well as student skills improvement. If you need help finding a more efficient study system, complete their Study Skills Inventory. Once you know the areas you need to work on, you can sign up for an Academic Skills Workshop-the 45-minute presentations are conveniently offered on a variety of days and times during the fall and spring semesters.
You will also want to go in to the Centers- located in the Administration Building in room 122-and ask about their other services. If you've never participated in any of their programs or services, they have a great team of student assistants, tutors, Supplemental Learning leaders, and Study Smarter coaches to assist you. They're all students -just like you- and they know what it's like to juggle work and studies; to compete for scholarships and places in limited-access programs; and they have successfully completed classes with the same instructors you have now.
If you're not getting "A's," but you'd really like to, chances are very good ACE can help. They know for a fact that students who consistently use their services get more "A's" than those who don't. Contact them today and find out how!
The Indiana University South Bend Writers' Room engages students from every discipline to nurture their development as writers through exceptional tutorial services in a friendly, supportive, and student-centered environment. Through cross-campus collaboration, they seek to support the work of the various academic units, and demonstrate the power of the written word to transform our educational goals, our professional endeavors, and our personal lives.
If you have any questions, please contact the Academic Centers for Excellence at (574) 520-5022 or stop by AI 120.
Hours of Operation
Taking and Using Notes EffectivelyDo your professors talk faster than you write? Do you leave class with a sore hand and a swimming head? This is a workshop filled with techniques to help you adjust to college-level courses and study skills.
Textbook Reading StrategiesWhen you read, do you highlight virtually everything on the page? Do you read and re-read the assignments but still have difficulty on exams? This workshop will provide an effective, efficient reading strategy that will reduce your reading time and improve your performance on exams.
Time ManagementWhere does my time go? Whether you are a procrastinator or whether there are just not enough hours in the day to get it all done, this workshop will give you some helpful tips to keep you on track and make the most of this limited resource.
Test Taking Techniques
I'm not ready for college exams! Are your current test taking methods not getting you the grades you want? This is a workshop designed to help you prepare more effectively so you will confidently earn the grades you deserve. Workshops offered earlier in the semester will focus on effective test preparation and those offered later will provide suggestions as to how best to approach specific kinds of exams.
When you sit down to take an exam, does your mind go blank? Or, perhaps the answer is on the tip-of- your-tongue but you can't quite remember? If so, you will definitely want to attend this workshop to learn techniques for organizing, storing and retrieving information that will improve your academic performance.
ConcentrationDoes your mind wander? Do you find yourself with big gaps in your notes because you were thinking about 10 other things you needed to do that day? Or do you sit down to read the assigned chapter but when you get to the end, find you have no idea what it was about? Come find out how to focus your way to A's.
Learning StylesDo you know which learning style you use most often? Did you know that if you use the study techniques most suited to your learning style that you will improve your ability to remember course material? In this computer-based workshop, you will take the Barsch Learning Styles Inventory to determine your learning style and then develop strategies to use your style for better grades.
Communicating Effectively With FacultyAre you interested in developing quality relationships with your instructors but feel a little intimidated about how to start? This workshop will help you communicate with your professor both in and out of the classroom and will also share strategies that will help you make every interaction as productive as possible.
Lunch and Learning SeriesTrying to fit everything into a busy day? You'll want to attend our "Lunch and Learning" series which meets at noon in SAC 223. Pick up your lunch in the Courtside Café (or bring a brown bag) and join us.
Traditional Tutoring Located in room 122 of the Administration Building, The Writers' Room offers free tutoring for writing assignments across the disciplines. The Writers' Room engages students at all phases of the writing process, from understanding assignments and developing ideas to working with citations and helping identify patterns of error in order to produce more polished drafts. The Writers' Room also has several computer terminals where students may work on writing assignments in a supportive environment where help is always near.
Tutoring is available on a free, walk-in basis for all IU South Bend students.