Academic Skills Center
Everything you need to stay on track.
The Academic Skills Center (ASC) supports Albion College students in a variety of academic areas. Located in the Mudd Learning Center, the ASC includes the Quantitative Studies Center, and the Writing Center.
Quantitative Studies Center
The Quantitative Studies Center (QSC) assists all students with services that focus on topics related to mathematics, economics, and the sciences. Students who want to increase performance in quantitative courses utilize QSC services including peer tutoring, study groups, and individual consultations. In addition, the QSC works to support students preparing for the quantitative portion of standardized exams such as the GRE, GMAT, and Michigan Test for Teacher Certification.
The Writing Center supports the entire college community. Peer consultants work one-on-one with student writers at every stage of the writing process—from initial brainstorming to writing drafts, and from organizing ideas to final editing. Writing Center consultants support writers by responding to writing in process, not by proofreading, editing, or writing students' papers. The goal is to help students from all academic departments, class standings, and writing abilities become better writers.
Writing Center consultants help students with writing taught in different academic disciplines, as well as other kinds of writing they might need to do while at college (e.g., cover letters for internships, résumés for job applications, personal statements for scholarships or graduate school). In addition, the director of the Writing Center, in consultation with the individual student, may plan a program of writing practice to meet the student's needs.
The Academic Skills Center helps students who use our services improve their learning process. (Improvement of learning process might include one or more of the following actions: gain awareness of learning strategies and learning skill sets, assess learning style preferences and strengths, assess attitudes toward learning and studying, assess time management and/or other factors inhibiting learning, etc.).