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1 Learning Center University Union, Suite LearningCenter.unt.edu

2 ■Attend and participate in EVERY class ■Refer often to your course syllabus ■Visit professors during their office hours ■Ask questions and get help ■Get organized ■Attend campus events and join organizations ■Prepare thoroughly for exams and assignments (DON’T CRAM!) ■Start a study group ■Use your campus resources How can you get a 4.0?

3 ■What is your best time of day? ■Sit front and center ■What does participate mean to you? ■ Active engagement with professor and material ■ Figure out your Learning Style ■ No distractions ■Attending every class means EVERY class ■Utilize the Learning Center ■ Learning 101 Series ■ Study Skills Lab ■ Speed Reading Workshop Attend and participate in EVERY class

4 ■Course syllabi list everything you need to know about a course including: ■ Professor office hours ■ Exams, homework, assignments ■ Required and optional textbooks ■ Any policies specific to the professor ■ All university policies, including ADA accommodations and Student Code of Conduct ■Be aware: Syllabi are subject to change at professor’s discretion! Refer often to the course syllabus

5 ■Listed on the course syllabus ■The earlier the better ■Great networking tool ■ Future internships ■ Recommendation letters ■ Help with course material ■Have a plan ■ Questions ■ Concerns ■ Clarifications ■Don’t wait until you are desperate…it probably won’t help Visit professors during their office hours

6 ■Why be confused? ■Advocate for yourself ■Course material builds on itself ■Utilize the Learning Center ■ Supplemental Instruction ■ Volunteer Tutors ■ Online Tutoring ■Other areas for assistance ■ Accounting Lab ■ Chemistry Resource Center ■ Computer Science and Engineering Help Lab ■ Finance Academic Assistance Lab ■ History Help Center ■ Math Tutoring Lab ■ Physics Instructional Center ■ Writing Lab ■ Your advisor Ask questions and get help

7 ■Keep your personal space clean and decluttered ■Use a planner ■ Conventional planner ■ Phone/iPad/Computer ■Keep course materials separate, but equal ■Devise a study schedule and stick to it ■Don’t procrastinate ■Say NO! ■Utilize the Learning Center ■ Plan Your Semester ■ Study Skills Lab ■ Learning 101 Series Get organized

8 ■The more you engage in the community, the more successful you will be…it’s a proven fact! ■Avoid weekend trips home ■Get involved ■ Student Activities ■ College/School activities ■ Leaderships Opportunities ■Participate in campus events ■ Athletics ■ First Flight Week ■ Center for Leadership and Service ■ Distinguished Lecturer Series ■Utilize the Learning Center ■ Supplemental Instruction Leaders ■ Volunteer Tutors Attend campus events and join organizations

9 ■When should you start studying for your first exams? ■Assignments don’t really mean anything, right? ■What does it mean to cram? ■Don’t let your GPA fall ■ More work to catch back up than it is to stay consistent from the beginning ■Utilize the Learning Center ■ Supplemental Instruction ■ Volunteer Tutors ■ Learning 101 Series ■ Study Skills Lab ■ Speed Reading Workshop ■If you do cram, you may end up here ■ Academic Success Workshop Prepare thoroughly for exams and assignments (DON’T CRAM)

10 ■Compare notes and see if you missed anything ■Utilize your strengths in the class and benefit from the strengths of others ■Talk out loud and clarify concepts ■Improve time management skills by scheduling your study time ■Learn discipline by feeling obligated to your peers to keep up with the coursework ■Make efficient use of your study time ■ Work on outlines of chapters together ■ Create practice exams ■Provide support for each other ■Learn how to work as a team Start a study group

11 ■UNT faculty and staff are here to support you! ■Advocate for yourself ■Utilize the endless amount of resources around campus, these include AND THE LEARNING CENTER! Use your campus resources ■ Student Legal Services ■ Health and Wellness Center ■ Housing and Residence Life ■ Office of Disability Accommodations ■ Multicultural Center ■ Counseling and Testing Services ■ Student Support Services/SSS-Discovery ■ Financial Aid & Scholarships ■ Student Money Management Center ■ Career Center ■ Recreation Center ■ Advisors ■ START Office ■ Dean of Students ■ Veteran’s Center ■ Registrar ■ Study Abroad ■ Computer Services ■ Library

12 ■Academic Coaching ■Academic Resource Library ■Learning Center 2 ■Graduate Services Additional Learning Center Resources

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