Are you struggling in class but too shy to talk to your professor? Are you having trouble navigating resources? Maybe you're not sure about where or how to ask for help.
You don't have to be stressed about it. There are ways to ask for academic help!
First, Be Specific!
You'll need to identify problems you have with course material so others can better help you.
Going prepared when asking for help makes you less nervous, while making sure you don't forget anything.
How can you prepare to ask for help?
Second, Find The Way!
You're not alone. School staff are there to help you.
You can approach residence dons, college registrars, or even your favorite teaching assistant.
Don't worry about asking the wrong person. Everyone is happy to provide guidance for academic resources!
Where can you go for questions about class contents?
Third, Learn Actively!
It's easy to lose track when someone is lecturing but asking yourself questions can help you stay engaged with learning.
For example, tutors usually give you time to think after they've introduced a theory or concept. Use this time to ask yourself:
Do I understand how this theory/concept works?
Why is this theory/concept helpful?
Be prepared to ask for academic help!
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