September 22, 2017

Resources Every Student Should Know And Use

A new semester is about to begin, and it's natural for students to feel nervous. Online learning is a new, unfamiliar adventure. Luckily, there are plenty of resources available to help you succeed.

From advisors and tutors to library materials and faculty expertise, UW Colleges Online provides resources designed to help students succeed. Here are some you should know and take advantage of this semester.

1. Tutoring

Many colleges provide tutoring services to their students for free. If you're looking to succeed in school, get take advantage of your school's tutoring services and work with them before you start having problems. They can help explain difficult concepts, look over an assignment, help you set up a study plan and more!

2. Writing Assistance

Essays and term papers are a part of college life. Luckily, many institutions provide writing assistance to students who want help with grammar, structure and other parts of their assignments. For example, UW Colleges provides a free Online Writing Lab where students can submit work and get feedback from professionals.

3. Library Resources

Think libraries are just for books, or a quiet place to study? Think again! UW Colleges Online library services provide a variety of tools to help you succeed from computer software to staff who can assist you with research. Don't overlook your library when you're thinking of ways to be a better student!

4. Exceptional Faculty

Who better to help you succeed in a class than the professor doing the teaching? Asking questions in class and interacting with your professor outside of class can go a long way in your success as a student. Just because you're working toward a degree online doesn't mean you can't communicate with your professor regularly. Be sure to use this valuable resource!

5. Study Groups

Always remember that when you're taking classes you're never alone. Communicate with your peers to review materials, work on projects and study for exams. Working with others can not only help you succeed in the classroom, but help you form lasting connections outside of it as well.

Successful students know how to make the most of their resources. Think about how you can use these and other resources and you'll be on your way to a great semester!

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