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Learning Center University Union, Suite 323 940-369-7006 LearningCenter.unt.edu. How can you get a 4.0?. Attend and participate in EVERY class Refer often to your course syllabus Visit professors during their office hours Ask questions and get help Get organized

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Learning Center

University Union, Suite 323

940-369-7006

LearningCenter.unt.edu

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How can you get a 4.0?

Attend and participate in EVERY class

Refer often to your course syllabus

Visit professors during their office hours

Ask questions and get help

Get organized

Attend campus events and join organizations

Prepare thoroughly for exams and assignments

(DON’T CRAM!)

Start a study group

Use your campus resources

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Attend and participate in EVERY class

What is your best time of day?

Sit front and center

What does participate mean to you?

  • Active engagement with professor and material
  • Figure out your Learning Style
  • No distractions

Attending every class means EVERY class

Utilize the Learning Center

  • Learning 101 Series
  • Study Skills Lab
  • Speed Reading Workshop
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Refer often to the course syllabus

Course syllabi list everything you need to know about a course including:

  • Professor office hours
  • Exams, homework, assignments
  • Required and optional textbooks
  • Any policies specific to the professor
  • All university policies, including ADA accommodations and Student Code of Conduct

Be aware: Syllabi are subject to change at professor’s discretion!

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Visit professors during their

office hours

Listed on the course syllabus

The earlier the better

Great networking tool

  • Future internships
  • Recommendation letters
  • Help with course material

Have a plan

  • Questions
  • Concerns
  • Clarifications

Don’t wait until you are desperate…it probably won’t help

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Ask questions and get help

Why be confused?

Advocate for yourself

Course material builds on itself

Utilize the Learning Center

  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Volunteer Tutors
  • Online Tutoring

Other areas for assistance

  • Accounting Lab
  • Chemistry Resource Center
  • Computer Science and Engineering Help Lab
  • Finance Academic Assistance Lab
  • History Help Center
  • Math Tutoring Lab
  • Physics Instructional Center
  • Writing Lab
  • Your advisor
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Get organized

Keep your personal space clean and decluttered

Use a planner

  • Conventional planner
  • Phone/iPad/Computer

Keep course materials separate, but equal

Devise a study schedule and stick to it

Don’t procrastinate

Say NO!

Utilize the Learning Center

  • Plan Your Semester
  • Study Skills Lab
  • Learning 101 Series
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Attend campus events and

join organizations

The more you engage in the community, the more successful you will be…it’s a proven fact!

Avoid weekend trips home

Get involved

  • Student Activities
  • College/School activities
  • Leaderships Opportunities

Participate in campus events

  • Athletics
  • First Flight Week
  • Center for Leadership and Service
  • Distinguished Lecturer Series

Utilize the Learning Center

  • Supplemental Instruction Leaders
  • Volunteer Tutors
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Prepare thoroughly for exams and assignments (DON’T CRAM)

When should you start studying for your first exams?

Assignments don’t really mean anything, right?

What does it mean to cram?

Don’t let your GPA fall

  • More work to catch back up than it is to stay consistent from the beginning

Utilize the Learning Center

  • Supplemental Instruction
  • Volunteer Tutors
  • Learning 101 Series
  • Study Skills Lab
  • Speed Reading Workshop

If you do cram, you may end up here

  • Academic Success Workshop
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Start a study group

Compare notes and see if you missed anything

Utilize your strengths in the class and benefit from the strengths of others

Talk out loud and clarify concepts

Improve time management skills by scheduling your study time

Learn discipline by feeling obligated to your peers to keep up with the coursework

Make efficient use of your study time

  • Work on outlines of chapters together
  • Create practice exams

Provide support for each other

Learn how to work as a team

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Use your campus resources

UNT faculty and staff are here to support you!

Advocate for yourself

Utilize the endless amount of resources around campus, these include

AND THE LEARNING CENTER!

  • Career Center
  • Recreation Center
  • Advisors
  • START Office
  • Dean of Students
  • Veteran’s Center
  • Registrar
  • Study Abroad
  • Computer Services
  • Library
  • Student Legal Services
  • Health and Wellness Center
  • Housing and Residence Life
  • Office of Disability Accommodations
  • Multicultural Center
  • Counseling and Testing Services
  • Student Support Services/SSS-Discovery
  • Financial Aid & Scholarships
  • Student Money Management Center
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Additional Learning Center Resources

Academic Coaching

Academic Resource Library

Learning Center 2

Graduate Services

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