Here are a few places to send students who are running into particular academic challenges. The Undergraduate Academic Administrators are valuable sources of information and help in particular academic departments.
- The Center for Academic Excellence site: a virtual space designed to provide you with the tools and resources required to succeed as a student at MIT. Here, you will find information on: maintaining academic integrity; time management; maximizing lectures and recitations; best practices for tooling and studying; test-taking considerations; links to resources on tutoring; videos featuring advice from MIT Students; and details on upcoming learning strategies workshops.
- Tutorial Services Room: Provides access to academic assistance and tutoring that is available for all students and provides a page for students to request appointments with a tutor.
- MIT Libraries: The Libraries may not be the first place you think of for student support, but they offer a vast array of tools for learning, research, relaxation, and even personal growth. Their online resource is a good place to start. The Ask Us service provides individual answers, sometimes in real time.
- The Writing Center: Online help for many writing difficulties, from questions about grammar to matters of style. Includes concise strategies for the process of writing or public speaking, guides to proper citation and avoiding plagiarism, and links to online dictionaries and The Mayfield Handbook of Technical and Scientific Writing.
- The Language Learning and Resource Center: Offers free access to an excellent collection of materials for self-study of languages, including English for non-native speakers. Materials range from low-tech (textbooks, cassettes, videos) to interactive DVDs and computer programs. Located in 16-644, this center keeps student hours, i.e., it's open evenings.