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Student Success Resolution #6: Get Help When Needed

By Meaghan Montrose

Here is the last and final student success resolution of this series.  (Trying to make too many changes at once can backfire)  Today’s tip is to seek out help when you need it.  If you follow the first 5 tips you will be making some great changes in your study habits, however, you might still have some difficulty.

There are many different ways to get help:

1.  Office Hours– Many teachers offer time for extra help before or after school.  This is a great opportunity to meet with the teacher and ask any questions you have about the topics you are learning.  You can also use the time to get study suggestions directly from the teacher or go over a draft of a paper you are writing.

2.  Peer Tutor– Many schools and local libraries have programs where other students offer free tutoring.  This is a great service to take advantage of.

3.  Study Groups- Instead of finding a peer tutor, you can just turn to your friends.  Make small study groups of other students in your class. Study groups are helpful because it makes the studying a social experience so you are more likely to do it.

4. Search the Web– There are tons of internet resources on every topic imaginable. Do a search for the topic you are studying and you are sure to find explanations and videos to assist you.

5. Invest in a Tutor– Sometimes you may need one-on-one specialized help. Though it isn’t free, a professional tutor can help you make great strides in the subjects that you find challenging. A tutor will allow you flexibility in your schedule- you can have many sessions at first to get you on track but then cut back as you improve.

Stick with the resolutions and you will be sure to see success! Happy Studying! And remember when you are having trouble, seek out help and do it early before it’s too late.

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