Resource Outreach: Top Ten Tips When You Do NOT Understand Course Material
- Go back to the course syllabus. Highlight Student Learning Objectives. Determine which objectives you understand and which you do not.
- Organize your handouts. Highlight the title and write the learning objective above it. Restudy.
- Go to your course homepage. Access all videos and online materials.
- Go to SF Quizlet Library. Find a quizlet or create one.
- Time to evaluate what you know and what you do not know. When you have a list of concepts that are challenging, schedule a meeting with your teacher for tutoring.
- Get tutoring from a CSF Tutor 3x weekly. CSF Tutoring List 2018, Fall
- Moving forward: focus on Daily Learning Objectives. Ask for clarification throughout the lesson related to these objectives.
- Create a study group. Teach concepts. Research indicates active studying increases retention.
- Create your own test to imitate the test you will take. Include as many images as possible.
- Focus on what you DO know. At this point, with effort, you may have mastered 70% of the course material. Get support to master the remaining 30% before finals.
YOU will succeed!
If you are not succeeding, contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or stop by Room 314.
Educational Achievement Specialist