Study Skills Support
ContactMAX (Macalester Academic Excellence) Center
Kagin Commons, First Floor 651-696-6121
MAX is here to help you succeed
Effective learning is an active and engaged process. Many strategies exist to support this learning, and the combination that works best for a student will depend on their goals, preferences, and context. Developing a successful and realistic studying routine takes experimentation, reflection, and, oftentimes, support. The MAX Center has staff to help.
How we can help
Professional staff Alyssa Lawrence and Stephanie Alden are available to meet with students individually to help them with their learning needs. Alyssa and Stephanie regularly assist students as they experiment with and implement strategies for:
- Getting started and making progress on large projects
- Organizing their time to meet due dates and commitments
- Reading textbooks and academic articles effectively
- Reducing procrastination
- Studying for exams
- Taking notes.
Get in touch with us!
Alyssa specializes in supporting work in the humanities, and Stephanie in the science and quantitative fields:
- To meet with Alyssa, send her an email or make an appointment directly through WC Online
- To meet with Stephanie, send her an email.
- First-Year Writer’s Handbook by Writing Support staff in the MAX Center
- Important vs. Urgent (video) by the Laurie Hamre Center for Health & Wellness
- Important vs. Urgent Matrix (worksheet)
- Long-Term Project Planner (worksheet)
- Note-taking Strategies from Cornell University (interactive module)
- Online Reading Comprehension Lab (Excelsior University)
- Six Strategies for Effective Learning (The Learning Scientists)
- Tips on calculating time needed to complete assignments (University of Minnesota Libraries)