Freshmen at Mid-Term: Challenges and Solutions
Associate advisors and freshman advisors came together on October 16th for a lively discussion regarding Freshmen At Mid-Term: Challenges and Solutions. Attendees shared their opinion on how to talk to freshmen who receive one or more fifth week flags and when to advise them on dropping a class or activity. Since only advisors are copied on fifth week flags (notifications of their advisees whose work in a subject is below passing level), we encouraged associate advisors to check in with their advisees at the fifth week period to make sure they are directed to the appropriate resources.
In addition, we provided participants with handouts to help their advisees on how to study, how to avoid procrastination and how to get help. Review the tips compiled by Resident Associate Advisors of McCormick Hall, as well as other sources:
- Study Survival Tips (PDF)by Namrata Verma and Tony Kuzippala includes useful information such as time management strategies and the importance being pro-active. For more details, see PDF
- Tutoring and Resources (PDF)by Rebecca Oman lists valuable resources including a fall schedule of UAAP Study Sessions and TSR.
- 9 Rules to Avoid Wasting Time advises on how to avoid procrastination and how to effectively tackle a project. Check out these 9 rules and additional advice on how to plan wisely, at: http://leadership.cas.psu.edu/Materials/TimeMngmt2.doc (NOTE: this is a Word Document).