Academic Support Service for College Students

Smarthinking is an online, interactive academic support service for college students, offering supplemental support in core subjects such as calculus, algebra, and writing. Students can visit the virtual learning assistance center for support in core knowledge areas. Qualified tutors offer individual support, and independent study services include an online writing lab, interactive educational content, diagnostic tests, online textbooks, and a list of frequently asked questions posed to instructors. The service is designed to supplement, not replace, onsite and distance education courses. Smarthinking, Washington, DC, (202) 543-5034,

This article originally appeared in the 03/01/2000 issue of THE Journal.