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Study Skills & Academic Success

Covers study skills such as note taking, reading comprehension, test taking, time management, writing, and how to find help on the JSRCC campuses.



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Goochland: 804.523.5419

Help On Campus


  • Are you a busy student who needs easy access to tips on topics like time management, understanding financial aid, managing a budget, interviewing tips? Are you looking to enhance your skills so you can be a more successful student? Reynolds has a terrific resource for you!
  • Student Lingo is a free resource available to all Reynolds students providing online workshops on a variety of success topics. These fun and engaging workshops are given by college professionals and last 20-30 minutes.   You can watch these sessions from any computer and at any time of the day or night – it’s available 24/7!
  • To access this terrific, free resource, simply visit and type in your name, student identification number (EMPL), date of birth and student email in the fields provided. If you have any questions about Student Lingo, please email


In addition to the one-on-one appointment and walk-in tutoring services offered at Reynolds, currently enrolled students also have access to Brainfuse, an online tutoring service that covers all major subjects. 

Brainfuse is available 24/7 through the MyReynolds Portal and within your courses in Canvas. The Brainfuse Mobile App is also available for free download from both the Apple and Google Play stores.

To ensure responsible and equitable access to Brainfuse, student usage will be capped at 5 hours per semester with the possibility to petition for an extension. Each submission of questions/essays will be counted as 35 minutes of services. 

Brainfuse offers the following services:

  • Live Tutoring:  Receive instant live tutoring on a variety of subject areas.
  • 24/7 Help Center:  Submit a question and receive a response within 24 hours.
  • Writing Lab: Receive live writing assistance or submit your writing to receive a detailed, personalized critique within 24 hours.  Check out how to submit a paper to the Writing Lab for a review.
  • Language Lab:  Build vocabulary and work on your language skills with a live tutor.
  • LEAP Learning Platform: Take diagnostic tests and follow study plans with specific lessons.
  • FlashBuld: Study from Brainfuse's bank of flashcards on various topics or create your own flashcards.
  • SkillSurfer:  Prepare for entrance tests, like TEAS.

Reynolds Testing Centers & Placement Tests

Reynold's Testing Centers provide information on taking the Compass Placement Test for English and Math, Virginia Placement Test for English and Math, Ability to Benefit (ATB), ASSET, Kaplan Nursing Entrance Exam, Kaplan Nursing Exit Exam, CSC 155 Credit by Able Test, ITE 115 Credit by Able Test and ServSafe.