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GW 101 SUPPORTING ACADEMIC SUCCESS IN COLLEGE. GW101: Supporting Academic Success. Tracy Arwari , Ph.D., Ed.D . GW Librarians Becky Gardner Dan Grover John Lesniak. Advice from the Cabinet. What was the biggest difference between high school and GW?

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GW 101

SUPPORTING ACADEMIC SUCCESS IN COLLEGE

gw101 supporting academic success

GW101: Supporting Academic Success

Tracy Arwari, Ph.D., Ed.D.

GW Librarians

Becky Gardner

Dan Grover

John Lesniak

advice from the cabinet
Advice from the Cabinet
  • What was the biggest difference between high school and GW?
  • What’s one tip that parents should give to their students?
what can your student do now to prepare
What can your student do now to prepare?
  • After registration, order or rent books online
  • Create a study schedule
  • Buy a calendar and organize assignments/ tests
  • Buy a good pair of headphones!
student schedules
Student schedules
  • What commitments might your student have?
    • Student organizations
    • Jobs
    • Sports
    • Service projects
    • SLEEP! 
  • Everybody makes choices – what will your student’s be?
academic resources faculty
Academic resources: Faculty
  • Role of faculty
  • What are office hours and why do they matter?
  • What are some advantages to developing a professional relationship with faculty?
  • How to communicate with professors
academic resources emailing a professor
Academic resources: Emailing a professor

What to do

Hey T-dawg,

So I like had some qsabt what we talked about yesterday can I come talk to you plz??!!

Wanna get some coffee and hang? Maybe I’ll even understand what ur saying! LOLZ

Later—

Nacho

Dear Professor Arwari,

How are you? I hope you’re having a good day!

I had some more questions about what we covered in class yesterday (the past subjunctive) and would like to make an appointment during your office hours. What would be a convenient time to come by?

Thanks for your help and I’ll see you soon.

Sincerely,

John Smith

What NOT to do

academic resources talking with professors
Academic resources: Talking with professors
  • How should your student approach professors?
  • What could they talk about?
  • Let’s see how it’s done!
academic resources faculty guides faculty in residence
Academic resources: Faculty Guides & Faculty-in-Residence
  • 9faculty guides & 9faculty-in-residence
  • Create programming that brings intellectual discourse into the residence halls
  • Goals of the program:
    • Make faculty more approachable
    • Show students how to engage with faculty
    • Demonstrate the value of extracurricular learning (Learning doesn’t just happen in a classroom!)
academic resources academic advisors
Academic resources: Academic advisors
  • How is your student’s academic advisor different from a high school guidance counselor?
  • Four year relationship
  • When (and why) should you contact your student’s academic advisor?
university academic resources
University academic resources:
  • The Writing Center
  • The Tutoring Initiative
  • The Language Center
  • Disability Support Services
  • Office of Academic Integrity
academic resources gelman eckles libraries
Academic resources:Gelman & Eckles Libraries
  • How can your student get help?
    • Walk in
    • IM (anonymously too!)
    • Personal research appointments
  • Gelman is open 24-7!
  • Where should your student study?
    • Study carrels
    • Group study rooms
    • Quiet areas
    • Conversation areas
other university resources
Other university resources
  • Resident Advisors
  • UCC stress management workshops
  • Exercise Science stress management classes
how to help your student and others
How to help your student(and others!)
  • What happens when your student gets off-track?
  • Look out for one another
  • CARE Network
    • Who submits a CARE form?
    • Who is in the CARE Network?
    • What happens next?
    • Visit: http://students.gwu.edu/care
do you have questions we have answers
Do you have questions? We have answers!
  • For more information, feel free to contact [email protected]
  • Good luck for a fantastic and successful year ahead!

WELCOME TO GW, CLASS OF 2018!

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