Right now, at the start of the semester, you should:
- Carefully read each syllabus for information about assignments, papers and tests, and make a note of each in your planner/time management system.
- Compare all of your classes! Will you have many major assignments, papers and projects due on the same day? Will you be studying for several tests at the same time? Are you thinking you might need to drop one of your courses so you won't be overwhelmed? Make an appointment to talk to an Advisor now! Don't wait until the end of Add/Drop.
- Make sure you understand how your grade will be calculated, and which pieces of evaluation (papers, tests, etc) will have the greatest impact on your final grade.
- Check for specific requirements that could affect your final grade (e.g. how class absences count, whether you can hand in papers or assignments late with no penalty, whether there are 'rewrite' policies that allow you to revise a paper or assignment and resubmit it for a higher grade).
Still have questions? Stop by the Academic Advising Link and one of our Peer Advisors will help!