Right Now This Term: Sample Academic Recovery Plan
Use the Academic Self-Assessment and Recovery webform to help you identify issues/obstacles that may be affecting your performance. Once you have assessed the issues at hand, take a half-hour to formulate a recovery plan. This need only be 4-6 bulleted "action steps" that you will take to begin to address the problems you are facing.
The following is a sample of what an academic recovery plan may look like. These are just suggestions on some things you can do to improve your performance. Feel free to identify your own ideas. You can be as specific as you wish.
- I will evaluate my progress in each of my classes so I can develop "the big picture"of how I am doing overall.
- I will meet with the TA in the flagged classes to determine how much work is necessary to successfully complete each subject.
- I will keep a regular schedule. I will go to bed at a hour and getting up in time to attend lectures and recitations.
- I will join one or more of the Seminar XL or Seminar XL Limited Edition study groups.
- I will use a weekly/monthly planner and tips from Time Management to work out a planned study agenda, including using weekends more effectively.
- I will start my problem-sets when they are assigned, spread my workload out over the week, and seek help at TA office hours and review sessions.
- I will not study in my room but will find a quiet, distraction-free place so I can focus and concentrate.
- I will let my varsity coach know that I am struggling so s/he can help me set priorities.
- I will make an appointment to meet with one of Student Support Services (S3) deans to discuss issues.
- I will make and keep regular appointments with my freshman advisor to monitor and assess my progress.