Students in the Environmental Science and Studies program at Towson often ask for additional information about academic resources. The following links address some of these issues.
Academic Achievement Center
The Academic Achievement Center helps students succeed. Every semester workshops are offered that will give you advice on such topics as approaches to learning, time management, how to study for math and science, preparation for finals, etc. They are a wonderful resource—if you use them!
Writing Help Students come into the environmental field from a range of disciplines and are often writing papers for a scientific audience. Readers with a science background come to the text with a set of expectations, (i.e., you don’t quote extensive sections of text, you provide in text citations). Detailed information on these stylistic conventions can be found at Scientific Writing Style (PDF). If you are writing a review paper rather than a primary research paper you will probably deviate from this form a bit, but this gives you a sense of expectation and how to site a range of sources. Another valuable resource is Towson University's Online Writing Support website.
Graduate Student Help Center
A Help Center for graduate students has been set up to assist with formal writing and research design and statistics. Tutors are available in afternoons, evenings and Saturdays, making it easier to students to meet with them.