Monday, January 25, 2021

Three Tips for Doing Well in Your Classes

We hope everyone has a great Spring Semester. Here are three tips for doing well in your classes and getting closer to your graduation goal.
1. Attend your Scheduled Classes and Read All of the Course Materials for the Week in eLearn. It may seem simple, but missing classes and assignments are the most common reasons why students fall behind and get poor grades. Make sure you read and understand all of the assignments you have for the week in eLearn. Don’t skip over things. If you do have to miss a scheduled Zoom or in-person class, email your instructor to get caught up.
2. Get Organized. If you let assignments pile up you will become overwhelmed. Every class should have a course schedule in eLearn that describes due dates for the semester, even if just for the next week or two. Start your own personal calendar to remind you of what you should be working on and when it is due. Do this for all of your classes.
3. Ask for help. If you don’t understand something, ask the instructor. You can do that before or after class starts, even on Zoom. See what the instructor prefers. You can also email your instructor in eLearn. If you want extra help with papers and assignments use the free Learning Commons services available online this spring semester. You can get assistance with math homework, math-heavy science homework, papers, and assignments. They have an essay drop-off service in eLearn that can give you advice on how to improve a paper. They are available to all Vol State students. Visit this website for details:
If you run into big problems be sure to contact your academic advisor or the Advising Center. Email or you can call them at 615-230-3702.

You can do this! We’re here to help you succeed.

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