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1 GW 101 SUPPORTING ACADEMIC SUCCESS IN COLLEGE

2 GW101: Supporting Academic Success Tracy Arwari, Ph.D., Ed.D. GW Librarians Becky Gardner Dan Grover John Lesniak

3 Advice from the Cabinet O What was the biggest difference between high school and GW? O What’s one tip that parents should give to their students?

4 What can your student do now to prepare? O After registration, order or rent books online O Create a study schedule O Buy a calendar and organize assignments/ tests O Buy a good pair of headphones!

5 Student schedules O What commitments might your student have? O Student organizations O Jobs O Sports O Service projects O SLEEP! O Everybody makes choices – what will your student’s be?

6 Typical freshman week

7 Academic resources: Faculty O Role of faculty O What are office hours and why do they matter? O What are some advantages to developing a professional relationship with faculty? O How to communicate with professors

8 Academic resources: ing a professor What NOT to do What to do Hey T-dawg, So I like had some qs abt what we talked about yesterday can I come talk to you plz??!! Wanna get some coffee and hang? Maybe I’ll even understand what ur saying! LOLZ Later— Nacho Dear Professor Arwari, How are you? I hope you’re having a good day! I had some more questions about what we covered in class yesterday (the past subjunctive) and would like to make an appointment during your office hours. What would be a convenient time to come by? Thanks for your help and I’ll see you soon. Sincerely, John Smith

9 Academic resources: Talking with professors O How should your student approach professors? O What could they talk about? O Let’s see how it’s done!

10 Academic resources: Faculty Guides & Faculty-in-Residence O 9 faculty guides & 9 faculty-in-residence O Create programming that brings intellectual discourse into the residence halls O Goals of the program: O Make faculty more approachable O Show students how to engage with faculty O Demonstrate the value of extracurricular learning (Learning doesn’t just happen in a classroom!)

11 Academic resources: Academic advisors O How is your student’s academic advisor different from a high school guidance counselor? O Four year relationship O When (and why) should you contact your student’s academic advisor?

12 University academic resources: O The Writing Center O The Tutoring Initiative O The Language Center O Disability Support Services O Office of Academic Integrity

13 Academic resources: Gelman & Eckles Libraries O How can your student get help? O Walk in O IM (anonymously too!) O Personal research appointments O Gelman is open 24-7! O Where should your student study? O Study carrels O Group study rooms O Quiet areas O Conversation areas

14 Other university resources O Resident Advisors O UCC stress management workshops O Exercise Science stress management classes

15 How to help your student (and others!) O What happens when your student gets off- track? O Look out for one another O CARE Network O Who submits a CARE form? O Who is in the CARE Network? O What happens next? O Visit:

16 Do you have questions? We have answers! O For more information, feel free to contact O Good luck for a fantastic and successful year ahead! WELCOME TO GW, CLASS OF 2018!


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