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How To Improve Academic Performance
- Repeat any courses in which you received a grade of “F” (note: courses with a grade of “C-” or below may also be repeated for grade replacement).
- Utilize the services offered in the Academic Support Center. The Center includes a math and writing lab, as well as individual tutoring, supplemental instruction and satellite tutoring.
- Reduce working and/or student activity hours.
- Develop a weekly study schedule with two hours spent outside the classroom for every hour in the classroom. Use the ‘Schedule of Classes Worksheet’ to write in your class schedule and other weekly commitments and then schedule in one hour of quiet study (Library or Academic Support Center) for every hour in the classroom and work in an additional hour of study time for every hour in the classroom on the weekends or at night.
- Utilize a daily planner to keep track of due dates for assignments, projects, presentations, events, quizzes and exams. You should keep contact information for all of your instructors in this as well.
- Have a consistent sleep schedule. Get 8-10 hours of sleep each night and try to get to bed by 11pm.
- Attend and be on time to every class. Sit in the front row and avoid texting during class.
- Review notes for five minutes before and after each class.
- Communicate with your instructors. If you must miss class, let them know ahead of time. Utilize instructor’s office hours if you do not understand assignments, course materials, expectations, or have other issues or concerns to discuss.
- Meet with your Academic Advisor regarding class schedule and career goals.
- If you are a student that may require additional services, we recommend that you explore the following offices: Center for Students with Disabilities, University Health & Counseling Services, and/or the Academic Support Center.
- Maintain a healthy lifestyle. Eat a balanced diet, drink plenty of water, exercise regularly, avoid smoking and drinking, and make time for yourself and friends.