Step 5: Academic Help

UB offers all sorts of academic help for students — AND MOST OF IT IS FREE! Be proactive and take advantage of it...


TALK TO
PEOPLE

  1. Start with your academic advisor.  Your advisor can assist you in creating a plan to get you out of academic difficulty.   Not certain of your advisor’s name or where to go for advisement?
    Check the Advising Directory
  2.  Faculty :  Faculty members are here to assist you—both in and out of the classroom.  Ask questions in class and visit your professors during their posted office hours. 
  3. Teaching Assistants (TA’s):   TA’s can be extremely helpful-- and accessible.   Graduate Teaching Assistants are chosen due to their expertise in the field/course, and usually hold regular office hours where they are waiting for students to come to them with questions. TA's are an invaluable resource for undergraduate students.


TUTORING SERVICES

There are people at UB who will sit down with you and provide individual assistance with your courses (it doesn’t get better than that). 

Individual websites for other tutoring services can be found below:

Check with your academic department to see if they offer tutoring.

ACADEMIC WORKSHOPS
Several helpful workshops are offered throughout each semester (again, free!) that can help you
get back on track.  Topics include time management, developing strong study skills, 
overcoming test anxiety, and finding a job .  Check the Life and Learning Workshops site for a complete list of topics and schedules.


HELP YOURSELF

Perhaps the best help for improving your grades is the help you can provide yourself:

  1.  Always attend your classes!
  2.  Read your textbooks and other class materials!
  3.  Study at least three hours for every hour of scheduled class!
  4.  Keep a daily planner so that you can schedule in exams, deadlines and study time.
  5. Utilize printable information about study skills, time management, textbook reading and more.


PLEASE TAKE THESE SUGGESTIONS SERIOUSLY.  THEY DO HELP!




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Email: cas-advisor@buffalo.edu

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