Your student may be away at school, but she still relies on your support and guidance. Help her stay on course with a well-timed question.
Thanks to the good people in the Science Department of Old Dominion Universityfor this list of questions.
- Are you going to class?
Skipping class is the number one reason why students fail.
- Are you studying at least 25 hours per week?
College is a full time job. Students should be in class, studying, and doing homework about 40 hours per week.
- Are you reviewing the material in each class at least weekly?
By reviewing all material each week, preparing for an exam becomes much easier.
- Are you scheduling your time to relax?
Everyone needs down time, but down time can eat into study time if there’s not a schedule! Students become more successful by earning to manage their time.
- Do you know the last day to withdraw from a class?
After this date you cannot withdraw from a class (it’s at the end of the 10th week of the semester).
- Are you starting your assignments early?
The unexpected happens: students get sick, their computers die. Starting assignments early makes for less stress.
- Have you seen your advisor?
Students need to meet with their advisors at the beginning of each semester and should meet again after mid-term grades are posted and before the end of the semester to review progress and plan for the next year.
- Have you visited your professor during his/heroffice hours?
Professors like to help students! They keep office hours in order to be available to give help and advice.
- Are you going for extra help?
There is a lot of help available – start by reviewing the Tutoring & Coaching information.
- Have you formed a study group?
Studying complex material can be more efficient with a study group.