Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Need Academic Help? Where To Get It

The TWU Libraries offer a vast array of resources and research and other assistance--and sometimes that assistance involves pointing students in the right direction.

Below, some handy online and other spots that offer various types of academic assistance to TWU students (find a printable version here.)

SUBJECT AREA(S)
HELP AVAILABLE
ALL
Lynda.com, an online tutoring service available 24/7 and free to TWU students and faculty and staff members.  Tutoring available in software packages from Excel and iPhone to Sharepoint and Acrobat and too many more to list.  Online training also available in a wide range of subject areas.
ACCOUNTING
FINANCE
Tutoring available in CFO 409 on the Denton campus.
BIOLOGY
CHEMISTRY
COMPUTER SCIENCE
MATHEMATICS
TWU majors in these areas have access to MentorNet, an award-winning electronic mentoring network that has been show to positively affect the retention and success of those in science and mathematics (particularly but not exclusively, women and others underrepresented in these fields.)  MentorNet provides participating students with positive, one-on-one, email-based relationships with mentors from industry, government and higher education.
COMPUTER SCIENCE
MATHEMATICS
The Mathematics and Technology Success Center (MTSC), aka the Math Lab, in MCL 307 on the Denton campus.  Open Monday-Thursday 7:30a to 8p and Friday 8a to 5p.  SAS and SPSS statistics tutoring also available.
GOVERNMENT
HISTORY
Tutoring available in CFO 601 on the Denton campus (by appointment only during graduate assistants’ office hours.  Call x2133 for more information.)
LAPTOPS
TECHNICAL SUPPORT
The Student Technology Assistants and Resources (STAR) Program.  Lab in MCL 221 on the Denton campus.  Open Monday-Friday 8a to 5p.  For hardware and software troubleshooting (viruses, software removal, etc.); software installation (if the student brings it with them); training for productivity software packages (e.g., MS Office and the Adobe Suite); and more. 

The Technology Service Desk provides user support services via telephone (940-898-3971), email (servicedesk@twu.edu) and online chat. If needed, technicians will also connect with your computer and see what is on your screen. The Technology Service Desk can help with Blackboard, registration, Pioneer Portal, TWU email, Microsoft applications and other TWU-related technical issues.
MUSIC THEORY
Music Building 202 on the Denton campus.
NURSING
Room 811 on the Houston campus.  Tutoring lab for students enrolled in Junior I courses.  Open Mondays 4p to 7p.  Online sessions also available.
PSYCHOLOGY
STATISTICS
CFO 907-B on the Denton campus.
SCIENCE
The Science Learning Resource Center (SLRC) in ASSC 365 on the Denton campus.  Open Monday-Thursday 8:30a to 5:30p and Friday 10a to 4p.  Closed finals week.
SOCIOLOGY
Tutoring available in SOCI 3163 on the Denton campus.
WRITING
The Write Site in CFO 129 (open Monday-Thursday 9a to 5p and Friday 9a to 1p), and the Write Site @ Night at the Blagg-Huey Library (open Sunday-Wednesday 6p to 9p), both on the Denton campus.  Also an online writing lab (OWLive.)

From the TWU Libraries, a successful and rewarding semester to all.


~Roxsand Beckles

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