Nurturing Excellence at Knox
Resources abound to help you succeed academically at Knox. You will have the support of top scholar-teachers -- 97% who have Ph.D.s or the highest degree in their field -- who make the classroom a place for the shared pursuit of knowledge. And outside of the classroom, their doors will be open to work closely with you, providing one-on-one mentoring throughout your educational career.
Knox also offers a wealth of academic resources beyond the support you receive from your professors.
Center for Teaching and Learning
The Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL) provides writing instruction, peer tutorials, and disability support services to current students. Learn more about the CTL.
You may find yourself struggling with molecular theory, derivatives of polynomials, or calculating opportunity costs. Or maybe you just want to double check a homework problem. Red Room tutor tables, located in Seymour Library, are staffed by well-trained peer tutors in economics, mathematics, modern languages, writing, and the sciences.
Whether you need help writing a paper for First-Year Preceptorial, using research to better your writing, or collaborating with a peer tutor to improve some other aspect of your writing, CTL writing tutors are thoroughly trained and equipped to assist you at any point in your writing, from the development of good thesis statements to the composition of even the most advanced writing. Contact John Haslem for more information.
Disability Support Services
For students with documented disabilities, the College provides an environment encouraging full participation in and equal access to its programs and services through the provision of reasonable accommodations. These may include extended time for taking tests, the provision of note takers, access to tutors in most subjects, alterations to testing formats, and the utilization of assistive technology. Contact Stephanie Grimes for more information about accommodations.
Library Services at Knox
Centrally located next to Seymour Union, Henry Seymour Library provides you with a wealth of online and print materials, group study spaces and quiet reading nooks, access to computers, printers, and scanners, and one-on-one research assistance from trained librarians. If you’re interested in the sciences or mathematics, you may also find yourself spending time in the Kresge Science-Mathematics Library, located in the Umbeck Science-Mathematics Center.
To learn more about the library and its resources, make sure to check out the library’s New Student Guide and be sure to come to the library with your orientation group. Never hesitate to stop by and ask questions -- the staff is here to help you succeed at Knox!
Visit the 2017 Facebook Group
You've probably already written a lot of papers over the years. What paper topic did you find most interesting? The most challenging? Let your classmates know on the Knox 2017 Facebook group.