Academic Achievement Center
Reading/Study Skills/ELL Lab
College students who need additional support with reading or writing courses in which they are currently enrolled can drop into the Urban Campus AAC and work with instructors who will help assess academic skill levels and may develop individualized supplemental study programs. Students may also obtain specific instructional support. Any students who have difficulty understanding particular concepts in courses they are taking must bring their study materials and textbooks to the AAC to work on their difficulties with an AAC instructor. Although instructors are not content experts, this lab offers students instruction in building word and reading comprehension power, as well as gives tips on reading specific textbooks.
Study Skills Lab
This lab furnishes students with techniques to manage time, take effective notes, take tests, and reduce test anxiety. College students can simply drop into the Urban Campus AAC and work with instructors who will help assess problem areas and develop individualized practices to effectively deal with those areas. Students may also obtain specific instructional support. Any students who have difficulty organizing their approaches to learning particular concepts or problem solving methods in courses they currently are taking must bring their study materials and texts to the AAC to identify and correct the approaches involved.English Language Learners (ELL)
The English Language Lab (ELL) provides individualized assistance for any DMACC student whom English is not his/her first language no matter what DMACC course is being taken. This includes HiSET classes. Help can be offered in reading (comprehension, vocabulary and idiom usage), writing, speaking and listening (conversation and speech patterns), and grammar (verb tenses, punctuation, etc.). Some software programs are available for practice in the AAC. Students may also work in small groups either with or without a tutor. This lap is open on a drop-in basis during all AAC business hours. Foreign Language Lab
Students who need additional support or practice in DMACC Spanish or French courses may access the Foreign Language Lab. Students need to bring their text and assignment with them when they come to work with the tutor. Students should also have access to any computer software that accompanies their text.