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To learn about the Success Stories of two students helped by the Reading & Study Skills Center, go to this link:  http://www.vindy.com/news/2013/aug/17/husband-wife-get-ysu-degrees-nontraditional-way/

FREE College Success Workshops & Tutoring

Click on this Workshop link for a listing of all FREE workshops offered throughout the semester.

Topics include:

Learning Styles      Job Fair Tips      Time Management & Procrastination     Test Preparation   Exploring Speed Reading     Test Anxiety and Relaxation     Note taking     Memory Techniques   Proofreading, Revising and Editing      Money Management     Healthy Eating

Peer Tutors are also available for individual sessions on these and other study skills topics!  Click on this Self-referral peer tutoring link to complete an application to receive FREE tutoring.

The Reading and Study Skills (R&SS) Center  is an academic as well as a service-oriented division of the Department of Counseling, Special Education & School Psychology in the College of Education at Youngstown State University. The staff, instructors, and Peer Tutors in the Reading and Study Skills Center

  • provide a variety of strategies for improving college reading and studying.
  • encourage students to choose study techniques appropriate to their needs.
  • help students understand that building reading and study skills provides high returns for their investment in study time.
  • help students improve performance in academic classes.

Services we offer:

    • Academic classes:
      •  RSS 1510A - Advanced College Success Skills
      •  RSS 1510B - Basic College Success Skills
      •  RSS 1510C - STEM Advanced College Success Skills
      •  RSS 1570  -  Approaches to Professional Assessments
    • Self-referral peer tutoring--individual tutoring with a trained Peer Tutor to improve study techniques in college level courses
    • College Success Workshops presented throughout the semester. See link for topics and details
    • Standardized Test Assistance

      About the Strength of the RSS Courses and the Instructors
      (from recent Student Evaluations of Teaching and Learning)

      Instructor and students working at laptop computer

      Student musician playing guitar during recital

      Students walking near walk-way bridge

      Student listening to lecture during a class

      Reading and Study Skills Center
      Youngstown State University
      Maag Library 154 (lower level)
      Youngstown, OH 44555

      Telephone: 330.941.3099
      Fax: 330.941.3249

      email address: rdgstudyskillsctr AT ysu DOT edu

      Fall 2015 Hours:   
      Monday 8:00 - 5:00
      Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00 - 7:00
      Thursday 8:00 - 6:00
      Friday 8:00 - 4:00
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