Study Partners

Study Partner Program

Optimize your strategies for success with study partners who are here to provide you with study skills and support.

The Study Partner Program provides assistance for students who want to develop their study and test-taking habits and abilities or who cannot find campus-provided course-specific support.

Before requesting a study partner, please check with your professor for tutoring opportunities built into the structure of your course, and check our Campus-wide Tutoring to see if a tutor for your discipline or course is available.

What do study partners do?

Study partners provide strategies and tips for studying in various disciplines, including:

  • how to read texts using SQ3R and other strategies;
  • how to take notes using Cornell Note-Taking and other methods;
  • how to develop content knowledge through memorization, mnemonic devices, content connections and other activities; and
  • how to prepare for tests.

Although a study partner may share knowledge of specific courses and disciplines to better support you, emphasis is placed on imparting strategies for studying and exam preparation.

The program is not a replacement for the Writing CenterTutoring & Math Center or Campus-wide Tutoring, but can be enhanced by work with these areas.

Sessions are scheduled for one hour each week once you’ve been matched with a study partner.