Concerns may include: Under performing in class, want to get better grades, difficulty retaining the information I learn in class, wanting better time management skills
Letting your professor know what is going on is so important as the earlier they know about a situation, obstacle, or emergency the better they can assist you. Sometimes it can be intimidating can reach out to a professor and share what is going; however, if you don't reach out and ask, then you'll never know!
Another tip for communicating with professors is to think through a potential solution and mention that to the professor. For example, if you went to the ER for an emergency and needed some more time to submit an assignment. You would share with the professor when you were in the ER, request more time for the assignment ("Would it be possible for me to submit the assignment to you by _____?"), and discuss what you have completed ("I have already complete the first two parts of the paper so I know I can complete the remaining two parts by _____.").
Here is a list of study skills resources (i.e. reading strategies and note-taking systems) and test-taking strategies to help manage test anxiety and prepare effectively.
Also, the library has put together an overview of study skills including time management, reading comprehension, note taking, and other topics, check it out here.
Don't hesitate to reach out to a Student Success Coach (firstname.lastname@example.org) for additional support developing study skills.
Student Success provides resources for students to develop the skills and strategies to become independent and active learners, as well as helping them gain the confidence to achieve academic success. We are here to help graduate and undergraduate students avoid Academic Probation and Academic Disqualification and to make students’ goals more accessible by giving them the support and tools needed to overcome challenges.
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The Writing Center’s mission is to coach undergraduate and graduate students in all stages of the writing process through collaborative, interactive, and individualized online or in-person sessions. Our goal is to help students become more effective, confident, life-long writers through critical thinking, self-observation, and the application of sound writing principles and strategies.
We offer 40-minute online or on-site consultations that are designed to help demystify the writing process. These consultations take the form of conversations on topics of your choice: for example, brainstorming ideas, developing your thesis statement or research question, organizing or outlining your paper, determining appropriate forms of evidence or support for your claim, avoiding plagiarism and citing sources, or strengthening your writing at the sentence level. Please note that we will not “fix” your paper for you. Instead, we are here to empower you with the thinking and writing tools you need to reach your academic goals. We are not editors, but teachers.
Students may make up to three 40-minute appointments with the Writing Center per week.
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This handbook is designed to provide students with selected learning resources aligned to specific micro-competencies required for successful writing outcomes.
Major topics covered include writing, research and editing.
National University's dedicated advising team is here to guide and answer any of your questions throughout your academic journey.
Student Accessibility Services promotes diversity as an integral part of human experience and is dedicated to creating a fully integrated and inclusive learning community. Through dialogue and collaboration with the campus community, Student Accessibility Services guides the multidisciplinary and interdepartmental initiative to design, implement, and sustain accessible learning environments. In our work with students, we apply culturally aware and strengths-based precision learning plans and accommodations, which may include: