Stress on college students

Stress effects all college students differently and with finals right around the corner students are having to study harder than ever.

Finals Blitz will take place from now until Sunday at Illinois State University’s  Julia N. Visor Academic Center.

Students can drop in at the Visor Center, located at Hewett and Manchester residence halls.

Finals Blitz is free and open to all students. These drop-in sessions are taught by tutors at the Visor Center.

“We usually run tutoring as weekly facilitated study session,” Associate Director at University College Pamm Ambrose said. “However, during Finals Blitz we instead have drop-in times for the courses we tutor.”

Students will be able to drop-in to a tutor and get questions answered. Those interested in knowing all the courses the center offers tutoring for can check here.

“Come to Finals Blitz and take advantage of the service,” Ambrose said. “It’s a time to study and get last minute questions answered [and] to make sure you’re on track.”

Students do not need to be signed up for a weekly tutoring session to attend Finals Blitz. However, students currently participating in tutoring are also encouraged to attend.

Drop-in writing assistance will also be available at Milner Library from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 1 through May 7 in room 531.

“The goal is to help students feel confident about their finals,” Ambrose said. 

The Visor Center is open from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Thursday, from 8 a.m. to 4:30 on Fridays and from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Sundays.

The Visor Center is a resource at ISU that offers tutoring for many general education courses. The tutoring sessions are facilitated by undergraduate students. The center also offers writing assistance, academic coaching, transitional and developmental courses and study skill workshops.

ANDREA RICKER is a News Reporter for The Vidette. She can be contacted at arricke@ilstu.edu Follower her on Twitter at @ricker_andrea    


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