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Gamecock Gateway

Study Skills

We facilitate partnerships between peer leaders and undergraduate students who are committed to developing the tools needed to succeed.


Success Consultations

Discuss academic strategies with a Peer Consultant and co-create a plan to maximize your potential for success on topics such as:

  • Academic Success & Study Skills
  • Preparing for Exams
  • Motivation & Discipline
  • Procrastination & Prioritization

You can schedule a Success Consultation right in Bates House with one of the Gamecock Gateway Peer Consultants. Be sure to select "Bates House Success Consultation" when you login to Navigate and you will be prompted to select availability in Bates House. 


Peer Consultants

Success Consultations are held by our Gamecock Gateway Peer Consultants. These are trained undergraduate leaders who understand firsthand what it is like to be a college student. They are willing to share their personal experiences and their knowledge of campus resources to help you.

Gamecock Gateway Peer Consultants also support study lounge operations -- like free printing, scheduling tutoring appointments, campus resource referrals, and academic/social programming. 

Peer Consultant Major & Minor/Concentration Tip for College Success Personal Availability Link Keywords
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Amya Cross Biological Sciences Stay on top of your work! Prioritize your tasks and take your busy schedule piece by piece. Lastly, give yourself grace! It is perfectly okay to take a break sometimes and remember to be proactive instead of reactive! Personal Availability Link  
Jenna Falconite Dance (Concentration in Performance/Choreography) and Mass Communications (majors) Get in the habit of using a planner. Find the format that works best for you, whether that be a physical planner or a digital planner, and stick to it. You will feel so much more organized and less stressed, which is key for success! Personal Availability Link  
Jansyn Harrington Mass Communications (major) and Event Planning (minor)  A college success tip I live by is to always save some time for your own well-being! Having a clear and happy mind benefits your studies tremendously!  Personal Availability Link  
Mariko Maja Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (major), Chemical Engineering and Business Administration (minors), Pre-Med Know your priorities! In college, you have a lot more freedom and opportunities to join many clubs, organizations, and classes.  Be ambitious, but be realistic with your capabilities, and don't overwhelm yourself. Knowing your priorities will help guide you to making smart decisions about which classes, courses, and people you want to meet. Personal Availability Link  
Isabel Manne Criminology and Criminal Justice (major), Social Work and English (minors), Pre-Law Be organized! You don't realize how much time you actually do or don't have until you visualize it so either use a planner or calendar (virtual or digital) and map out all your events/activities and assignments. I would also break it down week by week to not get overwhelmed.  Personal Availability Link  
Sophie Trusko Political Science (major) and Law and Society (minor), Pre-Law  Take time for yourself! School can be overwhelming and very time consuming. It is important to prioritize your physical and mental health. Listen to your body. It is okay to take time to relax or do something fun to give your mind a break from school. When you have a lot of assignments due or tests to study for, it can be hard to take time for yourself. I like to study for 45 minutes and then take a 15-minute break. Even if it is a short break, it can go a long way in helping with productivity and your mental health. Personal Availability Link  


Bates House SSC Desk Hours 

The Bates House Student Success Center Desk is located in the Bates House Study Lounge and is staffed by Peer Consultants. These student leaders can assist with general questions, offer free printing, and assist with scheduling appointments during the following times: 

  • Sunday 4pm-9pm 
  • Monday 2pm-9pm 
  • Tuesday 2pm-9pm 
  • Wednesday 2pm-9pm 
  • Thursday 2pm-9pm 

On University Holidays these hours may be adjusted; check here for the Student Success Center Hours of Operation.


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Printing Services are available free of charge for Bates House residents. Residents may print up to 30 pages at one time in black/white or color. Files should be saved as a PDF on a flashdrive for printing (flashdrives are available in the Bates House SSC Office). 


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