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Services Provided To SUNY Downstate Students

Students arrive at SUNY Downstate with great potential and expect to be academically successful. However, they often discover that to be successful they must alter their old learning strategies and perspectives. In comparison to their prior academic experiences, students at SUNY Downstate are asked to learn more in less time. So, for many students, success will result only when they commit to rethinking and revising the study strategies that may have served them well in the past.

The Office of Academic Support Services and Advisement helps students break out of the strategy rut in which they may find themselves. Counselors help students to rethink how they are studying and to develop new learning strategies that are both efficient and effective. How to study is perhaps the most neglected conversation in education. The Office of Academic Support Services and Advisement offers students an opportunity to have such a conversation by working closely with both students as well as faculty, and offers the following services in both individual and group settings:

  • academic support and advice pertaining to study strategies and test taking
  • time management
  • self-regulation

For further information, contact:

Seth Langley, PhD
Assistant Vice President for Academic Support Services and Advisement, Academic Affairs
Email: seth.langley@downstate.edu
Phone: 718.270.7536
Office Location: HSEB Room 6-027
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 10 am – 6 pm (earlier or later when necessary)