I Think I Need Some Extra Help…

19 Feb

Midterms are fast approaching. If you feel as if you are falling behind, the time to act is now. It is your responsibility to get the extra help that you need. Fortunately, there are many resources that you could use as an aid. Make sure to utilize all of these resources if you are struggling with a class or two.


1. Your Professor
Your professor is a great resource to use. After all, they are teaching the class and they know exactly what they expect you to know for exams and assignments. Make sure that you attend office hours regularly in order to get that extra help that you need. Asking questions will help you get the answers that you need directly from the source, and it will show your professor that you care about learning. Having an academic relationship with your professor will definitely help you understand the material better, and they are there to help and want you to do well in their course. Going to go see your professor is also a free resource, so make sure to take advantage of it! Don’t be afraid of your professor! Go into office hours! Make it a regular thing, you won’t regret it!

2.Think Tank
The Think Tank is a great way to get help from a tutor. If you have already seen your professor and think that you just need that extra practice, a tutor is a great resource. The Think Tank offers many different resources for academic success. If you are struggling with math or science, there is a tutor for that. Need test taking tips and practice? The Academic Skills tutors are there to help. The Think Tank also hold Weekly Course Reviews. There is also the Writing Center where you can get extra help writing your papers. The Think Tank offers both free and fee based help, so make sure to check out their website for details.

3.Supplemental Instruction (SI)
Many courses are partnered with the Think Tank and have SI Sessions. SI is a FREE service that provides regularly scheduled , out-of-class study sessions. The SI sessions are led by students who have previously taken the course and attend lecture with you. They know exactly what is going on in class and set up weekly activities to help you  understand the concepts better. The more you practice, the better you will do on the exams. There are many SI sessions throughout the week, so you could probably make it to at least one a week. Make sure to check the SI Schedule for a list of different times and locations where SI sessions are held.

4. Form A Study Group
Who knows what you are learning better than the people taking the class with you? Make friends and form study groups in order to get extra help from your peers. People learn in different ways, so forming study groups helps to get the same information in different ways from different people. If you have a question, who better to ask then your buddy sitting next to you! Study groups are also fun, and a lot more interesting than studying alone. 

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