Determine where and why you are stuck, and how you will get help
Use this worksheet, which we believe will make any of the following interventions much more effective.
Consult your instructor
We believe that the professor teaching the course is your best "tutor." Don't be afraid to ask for help. The instructor knows where you are having trouble and can best explain what is expected of you in the class. They can advise you on what to do differently on your own as well.
The TLC Appointment Preparation Form can help you set the agenda for your meeting.
Sign up for a Study Group
These groups meet for 90 minutes once a week at regularly scheduled times and are led by trained group facilitators who have been successful in these subjects. Participants will be expected to come prepared to ask questions, and to work together with other group members to clarify course content and problem solve. The trained facilitator will coach students through problem solving, and guide group work. Visit my.bucknell.edu/StudyGroups to check schedules and register.
Attend the help sessions (if available)
If you attend more regularly, get involved, and ask questions, you will be taking an active role in your own learning process, which can make a big difference.
Consult with teaching assistants assigned to the course (if available)
These students are selected by the department for their ability in the subject and their familiarity with course materials. Often, they are also familiar with the instructor's teaching methods, and thus are well suited to helping students through difficulties in the course.