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First Generation Student Resources: Home

Welcome to the First-Generation Student Guide!

Discover information on library and Student Achievement Center resources

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Madison College Libraries

Book a study room, check out a book, reserve textbook, Chromebook, and more!

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Student Achievement Center Home

Take advantage of peer tutoring, supplemental instruction, and much more in a diverse range of subjects. 

Study Skills guide

Study Skills

Coming up with set routines, times and places to study and methods for dealing with life's stresses will help you get through each semester successfully. 

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Madison College Writing Center

More than 40 instructors, professional and peer tutors are available to help you with any written assignment or project. Services are free, and you can meet in person on any campus. You can also email assignments for review.

Tips for Online Learning

Technology Tips and Support for Remote Learning

 

Get set up

Get connected

Get started
  • Familiarize yourself with Blackboard, where you may find your course materials (assignments, quizzes, etc.).
  • Take some time to learn about WebEx, a video conferencing tool that may be used in your online courses.

Set up a schedule

  • Get in the habit of regularly checking your student email and logging in to Blackboard to make sure you are up to date on assignments
  • Print (on-campus printing will be limited in Fall 2020) or save a copy of your course syllabus to regularly refer to

Stay active and productive

  • Check your student email often. This is the official means of communication for getting in touch with your instructor.
  • Save your work early and often. You have a variety of options for where to save your work.

Ask for help

  • Your instructor is a great first point of contact if you have questions, especially about particular assignments.
  • Get in touch with us at Student Technology Help if you have technology questions.
  • If you are struggling with a class, Book A Tutor, to help keep you on track.

Important Contacts at Madison College

TRiO Program

Wireless

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