The learning specialists within the Academic Success Center have developed programs and services to support Utah State students in exploring their intellectual potential and achieving academic success.
The Academic Success Center at USU provides a wide range of learning assistance resources for students both online and in person. Browse through the pages and links to find tools to build your study skills!
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic assistance program that utilizes peer-assisted study sessions. SI sessions are regularly scheduled, informal review sessions in which students compare notes, discuss readings, develop organizational tools, and predict test items. Students learn how to integrate course content and study skills while working together. The sessions are facilitated by “SI leaders”, students who have previously done well in the course and who attend all class lectures, take notes, and act as model students.
Test anxiety is worry or fear caused by having to take tests, and most students feel some level of anxiety in testing situations. However, for some students, test anxiety is so intense that it negatively affects their academic success.
The Utah State University Academic Success Center offers Idea Sheets that contain information, strategies, self-assessment, and practice exercises to help you “thrive and survive” while at Utah State University.