Tools for Success

Tools for Success

Communicate with instructors

Sitting down with your instructor and asking questions to clarify expectations that you are not clear on will help you succeed in that class. Besides success, you are also communicating to the instructor that you are committed to learn.

The greatest number of instructors are interested in your success. They want you to pass and often have time set aside each week for students to come to them for assistance. Take control of your future and go to the instructor's office.

Ask for help

Lane Community College offers several resources for students. TRiO STEM is one of those resources

TRiO:

The TRiO Learning Center (TLC) is a place to come for advice, support and encouragement. There are many issues that create challenges in college. The TLC staff are available to assist you individually with whatever your concerns may be and throughout your time at Lane. TRiO staff will follow your academic progress, suggest ways to help you be successful at Lane, and support you as you work towards your academic goals.

Individual and small group tutoring with emphasis in math, science, writing and computers, computer lab, academic advising, personal and career counseling, information and referral to services on and off campus, mentoring, cultural enrichment activities, study groups, special workshops and classes, assistance with transfer planning, visits to Oregon four-year colleges and universities.

TRiO STEM:

The TRiO STEM staff are dedicated to the personal and academic success of the students in our program. TRiO STEM offer individual and small group tutoring with emphasis in math, science, writing and computers, computer lab, academic advising, personal and career counseling, information and referral to services on and off campus, mentoring, cultural enrichment activities, study groups, special workshops and classes, assistance with transfer planning, visits to Oregon four-year colleges and universities

TRiO STEM provides specialized services geared specifically to support the needs of first-generation, low income and/or students with disabilities to students in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math.

Math Resource Center

The Math Resource Center (MRC) provides support for all students taking mathematics courses at Lane. It offers free tutorial assistance, access to study areas, and study aids in the form of online resources, DVDs, CDs, and video tapes on selected math topics. Additionally, the MRC offers self-paced, variable credit developmental level courses for self-motivated students who benefit from flexible pacing to learn basic arithmetic, algebra, and geometry skills.

Science Resource Center

The Science Resource Center (SRC) houses services and materials to help you succeed in your science classes

Tutor Central

Tutor Central offers assistance in the following:

  • Computers: CS120 and other general needs, including Moodle and MyLane
  • Math 10
  • Writing

All tutors can help with study skills and encouragement.One quiet study room is also available if you need less distractions.Two rooms are available for study groups.

Set your goals

Setting goals is a very important step in college success.

What grade in a course that you are enrolled to take is a common short term goal. If you have three courses, then you would then have three short term goals to list.

  • Goal 1: Intro to Python achieve an A
  • Goal 2: Writing 95 achieve a B
  • Goal 3: Advanced Network Administration achieve an A

Once the goals are identified then you can move forward to scheduling your study times for each course to succeed.