Petitions available for spring ASP
small group sessions
The Academic Support Program (ASP) is designed
to ensure that all students at Chicago-Kent College of Law
develop the skills to succeed academically. The program
provides valuable information to all students to empower
them to become effective learners. The program also provides
additional assistance to students who may find law school
The ASP Small Group Sessions are one aspect of this program.
The Small Group Sessions provide the opportunity for a limited
number of students to improve skills necessary for success
in law school by providing coaching from teaching assistants.
These weekly one-hour meetings are not review sessions of
class material; the lessons focus on skills enhancement
in the context of the class subject matter.
Although participation in the program is voluntary, if
you are accepted into the program, you are required to attend
all small group sessions offered each week. Day students
must attend all three meetings each week, while evening
students meet twice each week. This attendance policy is
required to provide continuity to the small group sessions.
Once last semester's grades are submitted and grade point
averages have been calculated, we will send letters to a
select group of first year students inviting them to participate
in the ASP small group sessions. Students who do not receive
invitations can petition to join the small group sessions.
For the spring semester, petitions will be accepted from
students who grades are below 3.0. Students who meet with
guideline and are interested in joining the small group
sessions should submit a written petition to Jamie
Lake. For the spring 2005 semester, petitions are due
by February 11, 2005. Petitions can
not be completed until after grade point averages have been
calculated. Click here
to access the petition form. You can find more information
about the ASP program on the ASP
Helpful Handout Now Available Online
As you are planning your exam reviews with
professors, please take a look at Learning
from Experience: How to Interpret Your Exam Results and
Plan Ahead. This ASP handout walks students through
reviewing their exam answers, meeting with professors about
exams, doing personal study assessments, and making a plan
for the spring semester. All first year students will receive
a copy of this handout in their Legal Writing classes during
the next few weeks.