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Mentoring at Webster University

There are several mentoring opportunities available at Webster.

Transition and Academic Prep [TAP] program

Transitions and Transition & Academic Prep (TAP)

The Transitions program serves students who are conditionally accepted to the university and have 30 or fewer hours of college coursework completed. Transitions is an individualized program tailored to fit student needs and to emphasize each student’s strengths in order to reach their academic potential through:

 

  • academic counseling,
  • learning strategies,
  • organization and time management,
  • peer tutoring, and
  • writing.

The Transition & Academic Prep (TAP) program is an exciting 10-day residential program held each July for students accepted to Webster through the Transitions program. The TAP program will be held at Webster University’s main campus in Webster Groves, MO. Students accepted into the program will receive materials with a detailed program itinerary upon registration.

There is no cost to students participating in the residential program. Students will live on campus for the duration of the program, including weekends, in one of the residence halls where all meals and lodging are provided.

Program components & benefits

You will:

  • Participate in WRIT 1000 Basic Writing Workshop, and receive two free university credits upon completion of the course which count as elective credits toward your degree from Webster University. More information and specific course requirements will be available during the registration process.
  • Take part in one-on-one coaching sessions to learn academic writing strategies
  • Participate in collaborative workshops that address
    • study skills,
    • financial literacy, and
    • effective communication strategies for college students
  • Meet other new students at Webster
  • Become familiar with campus resources and how to access them
  • Understand how a college course is structured and the expectations of university level coursework
  • Meet faculty and staff at Webster University who can help you through your transition to college
  • Gain confidence as you begin the fall semester at Webster University

In the Writing course (WRIT 1000) you will:

  • Identify writing resources on campus
  • Demonstrate several reading strategies to engage with the text
  • Organize and develop a short essay that demonstrates the ability to form a clear and focused thesis with specific, detailed support
  • Demonstrate basic proofreading skills
  • Correctly cite sources in APA format
  • Understand the impact of plagiarism and academic integrity

The chief mentor throughout the Transitions program is:

Corey Hawkins

Transitions Program Coordinator

Academic Advisory Center

314-246-8768
coreyhawkins90@webster.edu

Registration

Complete and submit your registration online by early April for the ten-day program in July Register for TAP. You will be emailed additional program information after you have successfully registered for the program.

Then what?

You will receive a confirmation email once you are registered for the program. You will also receive a packet detailing everything you need to know about the program including what to bring and when to check in. In addition, you will be invited to join a social media group to get to know others in the program and your Resident Assistants (RAs) who will also be available for mentoring.