Academic Skills Center News
See shares Circles of Change experience in essay
Wondering what it’s like to spend hours with a dozen people — mostly strangers — talking about race relations at UW-Eau Claire and in the Chippewa Valley? In a recent Volume One essay, Patti See shares her powerful experience as a part of a pilot Circles of Change discussion group.
Grad fulfills promise to late mother as she becomes first in family to earn degree
Growing up, Madison Joy remembers how hard her mother worked to provide for her and her brother. She also remembers her mother making her promise that someday she would see Mady cross the stage to accept her college diploma. Mady’s mother passed away in 2008, well before Mady was old enough to make her mom’s wish come true. “All I ever wanted was to make her proud and fulfill my promise to her,” Mady says. “I knew I was going to college and I was going to do what I needed to do to succeed.” Mady will keep her promise to her late mother when she crosses the stage in Zorn Arena in May 20, becoming the first person in her family to earn a college degree.
How to tackle finals week like a pro
Now I know what you're thinking. "How could you ever suggest that finals week isn't difficult? I try as hard as I can every semester to ace my finals, but it's never easy." And you're right! It's never easy. But with the right planning, mindset and time management, it can certainly be more manageable.
Student mentor recognized for exceptional skills as tutor, leader
UW-Eau Claire senior Rachel Daily. who works as a tutor in the university's Academic Skills Center, recently received the 2014 Outstanding Tutor Award from the College Reading and Learning Association.