Students now have a great opportunity to enhance their
learning experience at Tech by utilizing the newly developed Student
Achievement Center, located in the Wyly Tower of Learning.
According to the Tech Web site, the idea for the center
was conceived in 2005.
The Student Achievement Center, which is located on the
main and third floors of Wyly, will offer academic assistance to students who
desire a little extra attention.
Several areas the center will focus on include math
learning assistance, writing aid and advising for those who are undecided or
undeclared with their major.
Students may not have known, but the writing center
opened earlier in winter quarter. The
writing center, which has two assistants on staff, offers advice to those
struggling with a writing assignment.
But don’t expect the tutors to write your assignments for
you, or proof read the final copy. These qualified advisees are only there to
offer suggestions for anyone struggling.
Because the center is free of charge, students should
have every reason to take full advantage of its lasting benefits. Free
assistance to those who need another set of eyes for an English assignment, or
a little extra tutoring for a math class, will find that the center can be very
So what do students have to lose?
Another interesting facet of the center is advising for
students with undeclared or undecided majors. Those looking for a little
guidance towards the job of their dreams are literally a short distance away.
Tech administration is hoping the center will result in
higher retention rates and graduation rates to rise.
As Norm Pumphrey, director of retention and advising,
said in this week’s article, the center was formed to help students be
successful at Tech and beyond.
“We are about trying to help them succeed, so they can
get their degree, hopefully from Louisiana Tech, and go on to bigger and better
things,” he said.
All students are encouraged by The Tech Talk to take full
advantage of the great assistance Tech provides.
Students will see that succeeding further with their
academics can make their experience at Tech even more rewarding.