Study Strategies Frequently Asked Questions
Can a tutor help improve study skills across the curriculum?
Yes. Topics commonly taught include time management, note taking, memory, concentration, textbook strategies, test preparation and speed reading. Specific questions can be discussed by calling 765-285-3779. Can reading and study skills be assessed?
Yes. The Learning and Study Skills Inventory is routinely given to students requesting tutoring so the tutor will have an insight into the student's strengths and weaknesses. Additional testing is done upon request. Tutors are available to help in areas of need. If English is a second language, is help available?
Yes! Instruction in reading and writing as it applies to the classes is available. Tutoring in specific courses is also offered.Is someone available to help with test preparation?
Yes. Tutors can help enrolled Ball State students prepare for tests with concentration/memory techniques, establish time management plans, and provide instruction on how to study textbooks and take notes efficiently. Test taking tips for objective and essay exams can be discussed. In cases where test anxiety is a problem, an evaluation can be made followed by recommendations. Preparation for standardized tests, such as the NTE and PPST, can be aided through workshops, individualized tutoring, workbooks, and videotapes. Is there a place that will offer test accommodations to students with disabilities?
Yes. Students who want test accommodations must receive eligibility through the office of Disabled Student Development. Specific information will be provided through that office (Student Center #307, Phone: 765-285-5293).
Are there tutors available to help with the PPST?
Yes. Many of our tutors are education majors who have already taken the PPST. You can sign-up for a weekly one-on-one session with a tutor or come in at your leisure to practice problematic sections on our computer-based PLATO software. Additionally, check the workshop schedule for related PPST workshops.
The Learning Center
North Quad (NQ), 3rd Floor
Ball State University
Muncie, IN 47306
Hours: Academic Year: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-8 p.m.
Friday 9 a.m.-12 p.m.
Summer: Monday-Thursday 12 p.m.-4 p.m.