MIT: Massachusetts Institute of Technology
For Advisors
The First Year at MIT

Advising Right Now: Helping Advisees Improve Performance

There may be a number of factors that are impeding a student's progress. The biggest problems for most freshmen are ineffective study habits, poor time management, and an inability to ask for help. However, some students may be struggling with personal, social, or mental health-related issues and need to connect with helping resources.

As you work together on a plan for improving performance, you and the student might wish to review ACADEX, a virtual learning strategies website with comprehensive information and advice on many aspects of adjusting to being a new college learner.