Services Overview

Academic Counseling

As a SMU student, you can work with one of the A-LEC's Learning Specialists to develop a personal system for managing time, tests, and texts. 

You can take the LASSI (Learning and Study Strategies Inventory) to gain a sense of your individual strengths and weaknesses in areas such as motivation, information processing, and test preparation.

You can learn to employ and benefit from time management and organizational tools such as the Semester At a Glance calendar, the 24/7 Time Awareness grid, the Anticipating and Planning For Courses Chart, and the Finals Preparation battle plan.  You can also learn about a variety of skills including note-taking, concentration, textbook reading, stress management, test anxiety management, memory, motivation and emotional intelligence. 

You can also just come in to talk with people who care about you and how you're doing.  To request an appointment, visit or call 214-768-3648.

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