Writing Lab Workshop: Audience Awareness (Sept. 28)

Workshop: Audience Awareness

Wed., Sept. 28th | 1:30 – 2:30 PM | HEAV 220

How do you tailor a document for a particular audience or reader? We’ll guide you through activities to help addressing formal and informal audiences, global and American readers, and other situations where you’re not sure what to say and how to say it.

Free and open to all Purdue students, staff and faculty. Registration is required, so sign up online at https://cla.purdue.edu/wlschedule and choose the “Group Workshops” schedule from the menu.

Academic Success Center Services (Fall 2016)

Need a little extra help to become that star student you always dreamed of?  Look no further than the Academic Success Center (ASC)!  Here are services they provide:

PEER SUCCESS COACHING PROGRAM | Our Peer Success Coaching program has expanded again since last year, offering more openings for students seeking additional support and accountability as they work toward academic, social, and/or personal goals during the semester. Students can apply for a PSC online at www.purdue.edu/psc. Contact Mariana Naddaf for more information.

WORKSHOPS | The ASC offers free workshops available to all students on topics including time management, overcoming procrastination, and effective study strategies. The schedule is available online.  Students can register to attend a workshop online or at the event. Interested in setting up a workshop for a class or student group? Contact Josh Lee from more information.

CONSULTATIONS | Students can get tailored support on study strategies, time management, test-taking strategies, and other academic success topics in a 1-on-1 meeting with an academic consultant. Students can sign up for an appointment through the Krannert Calendar App or visit during our drop-in hours:

  • Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
  • Wednesdays from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

In addition to these opportunities, the ASC will continue to help students connect with academic support resources through www.purdue.edu/tutoring and provide online resources through our website.





Biology Resource Center (& Help Room; Fall 2016)

From the Biology Counseling Newsletter, September 2, 2016:

The Biology Help Room located within the Biology Resource Center (Lilly B-401) has tutors available to help with first- and second-year biology courses during the following times.

Biology Help Room:

  • Mondays – Thursdays: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • Fridays: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm


Tutors who speak Mandarin Chinese are available during the following times:

  • Tuesdays: 1:00 pm  –  3:00 pm
  • Wednesdays: 12:30 pm –  2:30 pm

The rest of the BRC including the student lounge is open 24/7.

COSINE Math and Science tutoring (Fall 2016)


COSINE (College of Science Instructional Nightly Enrichment) is a free tutoring program to help student succeed in their first year science courses. COSINE offers tutoring right in your own backyard. Our goal is to help you develop problem-solving skills needed to do your homework. Please visit one of our locations for assistance.

  • HARRISON HALL – Conference Room C110, Monday and Wednesday, 7:00 – 10:00 pm
  • SHREVE HALL – Jade Room, Tuesday and Thursday, 7:00 -10:00 pm

*For optimal tutoring, please bring your text books and class notes.

Suggested College School Supply List

Although there is no *official* list of school supplies published by Purdue, here is a list of items that the advisors in Exploratory Studies suggest they purchase:

  • 3-hole punch
  • Apps: Purdue (campus map, meals, etc.; Apple Store version.), Amazon Student, Boiler Guide (help resources), Purdue IPhone App, CityBus Routes, notetaking (like Evernote), time management (like Pattern or even an app to use with the Pomodoro Technique), flashcards (like Quizlet), and dictionary and thesaurus apps (like Merriam-Webster).
  • Backpack or messenger bag (with a laptop sleeve)
  • Big envelopes for keeping nice papers neat
  • Binders or notebooks
  • Calculator (wait until after the first day of math class to purchase)
  • Cold and allergy medicine
  • Colored pencils
  • Folders
  • Glue sticks
  • Headphones
  • Highlighters
  • Laptop and external hard drive backup/cloud backup (not required; Purdue has a lot of computer labs)
  • Markers – a pack of multiple colors (also good to have at least one black Sharpie)
  • Note/index cards – lined or unlined
  • Paper – both printer paper and lined paper for your binder
  • Paper clips
  • Pencils and erasers
  • Pens – standard blue and black, as well as wilder colors
  • Planner (Mortar Board planner available at Wal-mart and bookstores) or calendar app
  • Plastic sleeves for binders
  • Post-its
  • Rubber bands
  • Scissors
  • Stapler – both standard sized (for your desk) and mini (for your backpack)
  • Staples (standard and mini)
  • Tape
  • Umbrella and rain boots
  • USB/thumb drive (4GB or higher)
  • White out
  • Winter clothing & jacket (flip-flops and a hoodie are NOT Indiana winter attire)

Supplemental Instruction Linked Courses for Fall 2016

Supplemental Instruction is a free, peer-taught way to get extra help in what the university considers to be our hardest courses.  SI session change weekly to stay current with the material being taught in the course.  Schedules and locations of the SI sessions can be found using the Boilerguide app. Regular attendance is the best way to improve your grade from “meh” to “excellent”!

Remember: There are notes by each linked course in MyPurdue > Registration Tab > Look Up Classes link to remind you that the course has SI support.  SI linked courses for the Fall 2016 semester include:

  • MA 153, MA 158, MA 16010, MA 16020, MA 161, and MA 162
  • CHM 111, CHM 115, CHM 116, CHM 257, CHM 12901
  • BIOL 110 and BIOL 203
  • PHYS 172, PHYS 220, PHYS 241
  • ECE 201 and ME 200
  • CS 158, CS 159, CS 240
  • AGEC 217
  • ECON 251
  • STAT 225 and STAT 301
  • MGMT 200 and MGMT 201