*Note! These are JUST the BASICS! For thorough ASP know-how:attend workshops/check out the website/see us in-person in 012 Memorial!
Find out what resources are available to you on campus, like…. ▪ Library & research databases ▪ Guest speakers ▪ Professors – especially during office hours! ▪ The University Tutorial Program, the Writing Center, the Counseling Center, etc! Resources = Not just for academics! Often you can get food, entertainment, rides to the mall, and other freebies through Hofstra’s many events & activities!
Set specific goals* Make deadlines for yourself Get a planner to keep things together Do this: “Have math homework done by Wednesday” Not this: “Math homework ugh, fml” *
Do a SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Threat s) assessment of your own academic skills Know what your strengths are so you can use the skills you already have – and build on your weaknesses until they become strengths! ▪ If you don’t know how, that’s ok! There are tons of resources on this website – and on campus – to discuss this with you! We are here to help! ▪ Not sure where to go first? See CUA/ASP in Memorial Hall
HUGE for getting good grades* Your planner is your new BFF! It’s a universal basic skill that will get you employed (eventually) *
Nobody will be telling you what (how, when, why) to do. It is all on you. You make your own schedule and choose activities outside of the class. Technically, you don’t HAVE to do your homework. But it WILL affect your final grade.
Studying in college is different than what you are used to.* You have to be prepared beforehand. You may not be reminded so it’s up to you to figure out when to do what. *
Professors expect YOU to initiate communication if you need help You are supposed to keep track of all the due dates – HINT: they’re on the syllabus! Tests are less often but cover larger amounts of material