Inside Linfield - Academic Support Resources

Academic support resources

Developing academic skills is an ongoing process that can be consistently improved upon. By visiting this page, it is clear that you are interested in becoming a better student, and LSS is here to support you on that goal. While this page can provide a helpful overview, meeting with LSS to discuss strategies that are specific to you can be most beneficial. Connect with us today!  

Individual appointments and academic coaching 

Students can meet one-on-one with the Learning Support Services staff throughout the semester.  These meetings can serve as a way for students to stay grounded while away at college, work on study strategies, time management, organization, and / or other needs the student may have.

General study strategies and tutoring

Staff members at LSS are available to review your study strategies as well discuss how to most effectively use professor office hours, study groups, and tutoring resources

Time management

Often a good first step for developing time management strategies is to get a better understanding of how your time is currently being used. Keeping a time log is the preferred way of getting at this awareness.

Once people are more aware of how they use time, they can make changes that fit in better with the goals they have set. Sometimes, people find out that they are already using their time effectively, but often times there are modifications and strategies that can be implemented. 

If you are interested in learning more about how to manage time, you may wish to view our Power Point on Time Management.  Also, if you wish to work with our staff on developing better time management skills contact LSS (Melrose Hall 020) 503-883-2562 to make an appointment.

Note-taking

There are several methods for taking notes. Most of them are variations of where you place information on a page. For example, the Cornell Method divides the page into two columns; the left column is for key words or questions, and the right column is for details.

Mind mapping is another type of note-taking. You begin with the main idea or central theme extending your thoughts out to the lesser important details, linking ideas as they relate to one another.

No matter which method you use, linking the ideas together is the key.  Creating notes that work for you is important.  Knowing and understanding how you learn is an important piece in deciding which note taking method to use.

For more about information about note-taking methods visit our Note-taking Link.  If you want to develop better note-taking skills and wish to work with our staff, contact LSS (Melrose Hall 020) 503-883-2562 to make an appointment.

Accommodations

LSS is the office on campus that formally supports students with disabilities and determines academic accommodations.  Students who experience disability-related barriers and intend to utilize accommodations are encouraged to connect with LSS as soon as possible. Appointments can be scheduled by calling 503-883-2562 or emailing lss@linfield.edu. The LSS Online Application can also be completed prior to a student's first meeting.

Accessing Accommodations can provide more information about the process.

Learning Support Services
Melrose Hall 020
lss@linfield.edu
503-883-2562