The Academic Support Center offers courses in the areas of Reading and Learning Strategies to help students become independent, self-confident, and efficient learners. (Basic skills courses in Math and Writing are offered in the Departments of Mathematics and English, respectively.)
Reading Lab is designed to develop and strengthen students’ reading comprehension skills and vocabularies. Lectures, text, visual aids, tapes, and computer software are utilized to improve techniques. Students are assigned to Reading Lab based on their skills levels when entering Delaware State University. This course carries three institutional credits and does not count towards graduation.
Learning Strategies for Academic Success covers a variety of topics including accelerative learning, learning styles, time management, memory techniques, textbook and lecture note-taking strategies, and test-taking skills. Organization is stressed. This course carries three elective credits which count toward meeting graduation requirements and is included in the Grade Point Average (GPA)
The Academic Support Center also offers University Seminar for Undeclared Majors and Project Success students. It is a two semester, general education course sequence designed to provide students with the essentials for a smooth transition to college life and academic success. Academic skills are developed through critical reading, thinking, listening, writing, speaking, using the library, the Internet, and word processing. A global, multi-cultural perspective is used to discuss moral and ethical issues facing students in college life and career experiences. Values clarification, coping with peer pressures, wellness, nutrition, and health are addressed. Opportunities are provided for self-examination through assessment of career possibilities and basic learning, including time management, note-taking and problem solving. Important goals of this course are to know the history of the University, to feel connected to the University, and to have a common educational experience with other freshmen. This course is one credit each semester and is included in the GPA.