‘BURST: Structured Study’ replaces ‘EDGE’


North Central’s EDGE study support program is being revamped and rebranded as BURST: Structured Study.

BURST, or Building Up Rigorous Study Techniques, offers exactly what it describes, student tutors trained to help build strong study methods and assist with studying specific subjects. The program includes structured study, workshops and tutoring.

“The Center for Student Success is implementing a new programming model called BURST,” said Jennifer Salmon, director of student success programs. “It is a comprehensive program where students can choose options to assist in their academic success.”

Beginning next week and running through week 10, regular BURST hours run Tuesdays through Thursdays from 6-10 p.m. in the library and LAC rooms five and six. “Quiet Study” and “Group Study” times are also available Tuesdays and Thursdays from noon to 2 p.m. “Quiet Study” sessions meet in room 11 of the library and “Group Study” meet in LAC rooms five and six.

The workshops are “hour-long multi-modal discussion and activity sessions on an academic strategy,” said Salmon. She also said departments like kinesiology, biology, the Writing Center and the Center for Student Success will be presenting on various study tips like reading comprehension and time management as well as more specific topics like editing writing and formulating the perfect lab report.

Graduate assistant of the Center for Student Success Stella Fanega (’17) said she’s looking forward to working with the new program and helping the student tutors “become better leaders so that they can reach success.”

For more information on the program and for questions about one-on-one tutoring, students may contact BURST at academicsupport@noctrl.edu.


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