By Harper McKnight
The TC News Reporter

Student Support Services at Texarkana College is offering services and support to students who qualify.

Student Support Services is a federally funded program that supports TC students who need assistance in their journey to earning a degree or certificate. Students in the program may have economic, academic, and cultural challenges, as well as students with disabilities. Student Support Services helps students by providing career information, tutoring, study skills, and college transfer information.

They also offer seminars throughout the year on topics that will assist students throughout their educational journey. The workshops are held in groups or individually to help students meet their goals.  These seminars are held on the second floor of the Palmer Memorial Library in the SSS area.

The most recent seminar was October 5 on test anxiety.

According to the Association for University and College Counseling Center, 47 percent of students in 2013 cited anxiety as their main reason for seeking help at a counseling center.

“I have the worst test anxiety,” says Gerriecia Asberry, a freshman student at TC. “When it comes to tests, I get nervous. I’m scrambling in my chair, biting on my nails, twisting my hair, and I don’t know if I can do this.”

Many college students’ concerns surround grades, tests, and financial aid. Student Support Services is prepared to help with these issues for students who qualify for the program.

In order to qualify, students may have economic need, a physical disability, or be a first generation student.

The services and support offered come at no cost to students who qualify.

The upcoming workshops are October 14 at 2 p.m. over plagiarism and constructing a Works Cited page and October 19 at 2 p.m. on time management.