First year tips to help you earn your best grades !

Tutoring and other activities can help you earn your best grades!

 

►Set S.M.A.R.T. goals at the beginning of the semester (see sidebar)!

 

►Eat well and get good sleep!

 

►Attend class regularly and arrive on time!

 

►Practice good study habits on a regular basis - not just when you have an exam!

 

►Take excellent notes!

 

►Read the textbook even if the print is small!

 

►Think critically!

 

►Use a planner to manage your time!

 

►Meet your classroom peers and develop study groups!

 

►Go to professors' office hours and ask questions!

 

►Go to TA review sessions!

 

►Learn as much as possible about campus resources and use them before you're in deep academic difficulty!

 

►Meet with your departmental Faculty Advisor and a Professional Advisor in the Academic Advising Center.