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This blog and its resources are here to assist all students throughout their college years and into their careers. Blog is moderated by a Certified Professional Career Coach and Master Tutor Trainer. Site moderator, Neil O'Donnell, is an EOP graduate of Buffalo State College and can be reached at odonnenp@buffalostate.edu.

Monday, March 9, 2015

Midsession Review: Where do you stand in classes?

Believe it or not, it's nearing the midpoint of the Spring 2015 semester.  What does that mean?  It means it's time for every student to THOROUGHLY evaluate where she or he stands in each class.  Start off evaluating yourself by asking the following:

1) What is my average in each class?  You should know what your approximate average is.  If you have not received any grades back, ask each professor for a grade update.

2) Do I need assistance for a class?  We ALL could use help in better preparing for quizzes and tests.  We ALL could use assistance in better understanding class material.  Even if you have above a 90% in a class, assistance from the professor or a tutor could help increase a student's understanding and retention of course material?  Do you have a 100% average in each class?  Even if you do, it never hurts to go over material with a tutor, classmates or a professor.  Doing so could help you retain information for the long-term, as in for years later when a student is a professional and in his or her field.

Time is flying by so reach out for available supports and USE THEM!  A final bit of advice: start building a study group if you haven't done so yet.  Working weekly with that study group could go a long way towards helping you ace a class.