Listed below are recommendations your faculty member may have provided to you via the Faculty Feedback program. Select the recommendation(s) you received for more information.
Please See Me
Don't delay. Your professor is interested in helping you get back on track in the course. Office hours (listed on the course syllabus) are a great way to connect with your professor one-on-one. Plan for the meeting by preparing questions and bringing your course material.
Attend class regularly and on time
Regularly attending class is one of the best predictors of success in a course.
If you’re having difficulty attending class, it might be time to assess where your time, energy and attention go. Utilize online resources to get started.
Complete the homework and readings before class meets
Course syllabi outline homework and readings necessary to master course material. By completing these ahead of the class sessions, you will be ready to engage in class discussions and ask insightful questions. You will learn the material over time, allowing you to be more successful in retaining the information.
Consider “time chunking” or learning how to beat procrastination.
Meet with your lab, recitation, or workshop instructor
Review your course syllabus for contact information and/or office hours. Plan for the meeting by preparing questions and bringing your course material.
Seek assistance at The Tutoring Center
Tutoring is a free service offered for most 100-200 level courses and several upper-level undergraduate courses. Tutoring is available via one-on-one appointments for selected subjects such as languages and walk-in groups for mathematics, science and business courses.
View the tutoring schedule here. View these tips to make the most of your tutoring session.
Did you know tutoring is also available in the residence halls? Academic Peer Mentors (APMs) serve as tutors several nights a week during “Tutor Nights.” View the schedule here.
Seek assistance at the Writing Center
Writing consultants are available by appointment to students needing assistance at any stage of the writing process. They help students explore ideas, revise drafts and develop the skills necessary to become competent writers.
Schedule an appointment online here.
Review academic success strategies
Several online resources are available to learn more successful time management, stress management, note taking and test taking strategies. Additionally, videos, tutorials and presentations are also accessible for math, writing and biology subjects.
Periodically throughout the year, workshops may also be offered on these topics.
Join or create a study group
Chances are, many students in your course would be interested in studying together outside of class. It’s best to find a group of 3-5 students, exchange contact information and plan what you are going to study each time you meet. Secure a quiet space free of distractions – like Kresge Library. Use your time to ask questions, discuss and debate what you are learning in class. If one group member is strong on a particular subject, let him/her lead that study session.