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With a university as large as Purdue, sometimes the hardest part is knowing where to get help when you're enrolled in a difficult class.  You may be asking yourself the following questions:

  • "How do you get a tutor?"
  • "How can I better my time management skills?"
  • "What are some more effective study skills?"  

The good news is that you're not alone!  Even the best students need academic help, and Purdue offers a variety of resources and academic support options to help you be successful!  From time management tips to resource rooms to supplemental instruction hours, Purdue offers many resources to help you be academically successful! 

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center is Purdue’s hub for all things related to academic support and success.  At the Academic Success Center, you can find resources that can help you to enhance your learning and improve your chances of Purdue success!  They offer resources such as the following:

You can also download the BoilerGuide app and visit the Academic Success Center's website to learn more about succeeding academically here at Purdue!

The Right Track Blog

The Right Track blog offers lots of resources and tools to help you be “in the know” during your time at Purdue.  On the blog, you can find useful information related to registration and advising (deadlines, registration tricks, and other hints to ensure success), Purdue updates (policy changes that might affect you!), and social and cultural events in and around the Purdue community (from PSUB events, lectures, student leadership opportunities, and volunteer experiences).  In addition to this helpful information, you can also read reflections and posts from current and former Exploratory Studies students.  You can read about their experiences as they navigated and explored major choices, which may provide helpful insights into your own decision-making process.

Time Management

You may notice that college and high school life are very different.  When you come to college, you realize that the amount of prep work for college classes is much different than your high school courses.  It's harder!  Colllege courses require more time to prepare and study to be successful.  It's been said that for every hour you spend in the classroom translates to two hours of studying outside of the classroom.  When you add in social life (hanging out with friends, going to movies, being involved in clubs and student organizations, etc.) and trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle (getting enough to eat, sleep, and other activities to boost your physical wellbeing), it can seem impossible to fit everything into a 24 hour day!  How do you make all of these things work?  Time Management!

Preparing for Exams

College exams require more time to prepare for, and cramming for exams is not an effective way to study!  How do you prepare for college exams?  By practicing your time management skills and working to create a schedule that breaks studying into blocks of times spread out over several days.  This is an effective tool in helping you to be successful at Purdue!

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