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Student Services

Writing

Writing Center consultations are usually 45 minutes. Please bring your assignment sheet and any other supporting materials.

Our goal is to help you understand the writing process and as such we usually focus on two or three areas of opportunity for revision in your work. 

To schedule an appointment in the Writing Center on the 2nd floor of the library, call (502) 873-4494, or email writingcenter@spalding.edu.

You can also submit your work online and receive feedback via email by following the link below:

Email Consultation Submission Form

 

Writing consultants in the Writing Center: 

  • Offer assistance in understanding the writing process for a variety of papers from any subject or course
  • Recommend strategies for improvement in revision practices
  • Brainstorm ideas, discuss direction, and formulate a writing plan
  • Collaborate on organization, rhetorical structure, thesis statement, flow, and other writing conventions
  • Provide an audience for speeches and presentations
  • Help with resumes, CVs, personal statements, and other career documents
  • MLA, APA, and AMA formatting

Writing Guides: 

Research

Academic Commons research consultations are usually 30-45 minutes and aim to help undergraduates, graduates, and faculty in any stage of the research process.

Walk in or schedule an appointment at the library main desk on the 1st floor, call (502) 585-7130, or email library@spalding.edu

Schedule a Research Consultation

 

Research consultants in the Academic Commons can help with: 

  • Developing research questions and search strategies
  • Using library resources to find information in a variety of subject areas and disciplines
  • Evaluating information for purpose, credibility, and impact
  • Identifying research methods and tools for graduate-level research
  • Learning to use citation management software

The library offers various online guides and resources to help students find the information they need, including course and subject guides, video tutorials, and more.

Not sure where to start your search?

See our "How Do I Find..." Guides: 

Math

The Math Lab offers subject-based tutoring in mathematics, including Basic Math, Intermediate Algebra, College Algebra, Statistics, and Calculus. The Math Lab is currently located in LIB 326 on the 3rd floor of the library, and is typically open Monday and Wednesday from 9am to 4pm, Tuesday and Thursday from 9am to 6pm, and Saturday from 10am to 2pm. See the Math Lab website for updated session hours.

For questions or to schedule an appointment, call (502) 873-4168 or email commons@spalding.edu.  

 

The goal of the Math Lab is to: 

  • Promote mathematical learning.
  • Build student confidence in mathematical abilities.
  • Reduce math anxiety and stress levels relating to mathematics.
  • Equip students with the proper skills and understanding to succeed in mathematics.
  • Increase homework grades, test scores, and overall math grades

Tutoring GraphicWe are currently developing a peer tutoring program in the Academic Commons. If you would like to be matched with a tutor, please visit the Academic Commons desk or email Anita Hall at ahall07@spalding.edu.

What is Study Hall?

Study Hall is a block of time that students can drop in to the Academic Commons and work on their classwork, as well as get assistance from Academic Support staff (librarians, writing specialists, tutors, and more!), and work collaboratively with other students from their classes.

Test Prep

The Academic Commons and Math Lab also offer tutoring and help in test prep for a variety of tests including the Accuplacer, TEAS, Praxis, and ETS Proficiency Profile. Here are some steps/questions to think about when visiting the Academic Commons for test help: 

  • Tutoring works best when you have already completed a practice test and self-assessed where you are in the test prep process.
  • If possible, bring us the results of your practice test(s), questions answered incorrectly, etc. so that we have some direction during our session.

Contact the Academic Commons to schedule an appointment, by calling (502) 873-4494, by emailing commons@spalding.edu, or stop by the desk on the 2nd floor.

Accuplacer Study Guide: 

The Accuplacer Exam tests your knowledge in mathematics and is taken by students to determine which math class is the best fit for their skill level. Students may take the Accuplacer exam up to two times with at least one month between​ testing. Calculators are not permitted on this exam.

Register for the Accuplacer Exam

TEAS Study Guide: 

The Test of Essential Academic Skills (TEAS) exam is part of the criteria used to determine admittance into the School of Nursing. This is a computerized test covering reading, math, science, and English language/usage. Calculators are not permitted on this test.

Accessibility

Accessibility Services is located in LIB 315 on the third floor of the library and provides assistance with any and all accessibility accommodations. While the most used accommodations are extended testing time and private/quiet testing rooms, additional accommodations may be implemented.

For questions and to request services, contact

Kyla Arroyo

Coordinator for Accessibility Services

karroyo@spalding.edu

502-873-4161

Study Spaces

Study Rooms are located on the lower level, first, and second floors of the library. Small study rooms on the lower level and second floor, as well as The Edith Stein Room (larger group space - LIB 107) can be reserved in advance. 

Reserve a Room

Collaborative technology suites are available on a first come first served basis and are located on the first floor of the library. Each room has a 55” LED displays and whiteboards that seat 6-8 people. HDMI cables, remote controls, and other equipment for the displays can be checked out at the Information Desk for a 2 hour period using your student ID.

The Academic Commons is located on the second floor of the library and offers a variety of individual and group study spaces in close proximity to peer tutors. LIB 202 on the second floor is a designated quiet study room. 

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