Liberty’s Academic Resources Designed for Your Success!
At some point in your academic journey, you may recognize a need for additional assistance in your coursework, career prep, or research for papers. Liberty University offers a variety of academic resources designed to set you up for academic success. You can always find the help you need, all you have to do is ask!
Academic Support Services
- Online Writing Center – Tutorials, presentations, and web resources to help online students follow academic writing standards.
- Supplemental Instruction (SI) – Ask questions and get live feedback from instructors in these additional help sessions available for specific online courses.
- Jerry Falwell Library – Thousands of periodicals and scholarly journals available to online students through the Jerry Falwell Library Research Portal.
- Tutor.com – Free, one-on-one tutoring from the comfort of your own home available 24/7.
- Tutorial Videos and Live Webinars – Webinars and tutorial videos are a great way for you to supplement your education with instructional media that can minimize stress, provide insight into processes and procedures you might have questions about, and make you feel more a part of Liberty University and all we have to offer.
- Career Center – Valuable career development opportunities for online students and alumni such as career fairs and the Handshake network.
Liberty University’s Online Library
Liberty University’s Jerry Falwell Library has many online resources available for you to learn more about the research process and find the information you need for a project! With our live, full-time research assistants and librarians, you can get the online tutoring or academic support you need to reach your highest potential in scholarship.
- Online Library – A directory of all the Library’s online resources and online student academic support services.
- Interlibrary Loan – Need to have a book sent to you, or need a book from another intstitution’s library? Find out how to request an interlibrary loan!
- Top Databases – Take advantage of Liberty University’s enormous digital database memberships and online resources to find academic articles on any topic!
Writing Resources through the Online Writing Center
Liberty University’s free Online Writing Center will help you refine your writing to help make your coursework easier, less stressful, and more successful. Whether you are an experienced writer or need help with the basics, the Online Writing Center is here to equip you to reach your potential for academic writing!
- Online Writing Center – This page lists all writing resources and Online Writing Center guides, including how you can make an appointment to have a draft reviewed or get academic writing help in an online tutoring session.
- OWC Writing Aids –A directory of aids for common grammar, punctuation, and general academic writing issues.
- OWC Web Resources –Web-based writing resources that can help you in writing papers and assignments, including style guides, citation formatting help, and guides for how to check for plagiarism.
Liberty University’s Online Webinars and Tutorials
Throughout the semester, our Instructional Media team hosts live webinars on a wide range of topics. Check out our webinar schedule today to see if an upcoming webinar is one that you would benefit from attending! You can also share this link with your friends and family, as we frequently host prospective and new student webinars they might be interested in attending. We look forward to connecting live with you from our campus in Lynchburg, Va!
Over 30 tutorial videos are available anytime you need assistance! Check out our list of tutorial videos, designed to help you become a more confident student.
Many courses also offer Supplemental Instruction (SI) sessions for additional help and practice.
Liberty University’s Career Center
The Liberty University Career Center is a valuable educational and career development resource for all students and alumni. Career Center counselors can help you:
- Choose a degree program that best fits your skills, abilities, and interests.
- Search for jobs and internships.
- Review and analyze your resume.
- Connect you to job fair opportunities in your area.
The Math and English Assessments should automatically be added to your Blackboard page after admission into an Associate or Bachelor’s degree program. Unless you have previously received credit for a prerequisite course, you must take the assessments before you can register for a MATH or ENGL course so that we can make sure you will be prepared for the course requirements.
Study Aids – Academic Success Center
Are you struggling to get your study strategy in shape? Liberty has online academic resources and tricks for reading comprehension, effective notetaking, test preparation, and more!
- Goal Setting – Learn about the practical and useful theory of goal setting and SMART Goals can help you achieve your academic and personal goals!
- Note Taking – This page contains some handy tips for effective note-taking.
- Reading Comprehension – Get more out of your reading time with this useful guide for reading comprehension!
- Reading Rate Tips – Here are some tips for a better reading rate.
- Test Anxiety – If you suffer from test anxiety, this guide will give you some ideas to overcome the stress.
- Exam Preparation – Good test preparation skills are important for demonstrating your knowledge when it counts most. This guide will help you get a handle on the best test preparation tricks.
- Time Management – If you struggle to balance your courses with work and other responsibilities, this guide for better time management might be what you need to succeed.
Liberty University Office of Disability Accommodation Support
Do you need additional academic support due to a medically diagnosed disability? The Academic Support Office of Liberty University’s Online and Graduate Studies programs also offers accommodations and support services to those students who qualify.
Liberty University’s Online Preparation Courses
If you need more preparation before you dive into your more difficult courses, Liberty University offers many preparation courses with foundational training and support for college study habits, learning strategies, computer use, and basic English and Math support.
*Please note: under some circumstances, specific preparation courses may be required as a condition of your admission to Liberty University. Your Admissions Counselor will inform you of any requirements upon receiving an admissions decision.
CLST 100 – Foundations for Academic Success
3 credit hours – Attention is given to goal-setting, organizing for study, time management, textbook mastery, reading comprehension and rate, listening, memory, note-taking, the motivation for study, test taking, study strategies in other classes and orientation to University services. Open to all students.
CLST 101 – College Learning Strategies
1 credit hour – Designed to train students in study strategies needed for success in college. The course includes organizing for study, time management, textbook mastery, listening, memory, note-taking, the motivation for study, reading comprehension and rate, test-taking and individual study strategies for other classes. (The course is recommended for any student who needs to build/refresh skills and continue building academic muscle while taking a lighter load.)
ENGL 100 – Basic Composition
3 credit hours – This course emphasizes functional grammar, paragraph development, vocabulary building, and enrichment reading. Open to all students but required of students who have low scores on national tests or Liberty University placement tests. Students must receive at least a “C” to be eligible for ENGL 101. This course may not meet the General Education requirement in English.
INFT 110 – Computer Concepts and Applications
3 credit hours – This course will introduce the student to the operation and use of computers. Specific applications taught include operating systems, word processing, spreadsheets, and presentation software. Also, students will learn basic terminology and concepts related to the use of computers in today’s society.
MATH 100 – Fundamentals of Mathematics
3 credit hours – A review of basic arithmetic and elementary algebra. Open to all students but required of students with low scores on Liberty University placement tests and inadequate preparation in mathematics. A grade of C or better is required to go on to a higher-numbered mathematics course. This course may not be used in meeting General Education requirements in mathematics. (Developmental Math is a component of the Academic Success Center.)