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“Will this be graded?” Conference Session at Transitions International Orientation

by Kristen Shrewsbury Session description: Academic success will require more than just show- ing up to class. Learn how to read and understand your Continue reading »

by Kristen Shrewsbury

Session description: Academic success will require more than just show- ing up to class. Learn how to read and understand your syllabus, and to take advantage of your professors’ and advisors’ office hours.

Welcome!

On or before the first class of each course you are taking, you will receive a syllabus. This is a contract between you and the professor. You can expect the syllabus to state the professor’s expectations of you during the course. Look for:

  • Meeting times and location
  • Instructor information
  • Office Hours
  • Course description
  • Course Objectives
  • Course Design
  • Textbooks & reading assignments
  • Attendance and participation policies
  • Semester schedule
  • Assignments and due dates
  • Methods of evaluation (how it will be graded)
  • Add/Drop information
  • Expectations for behavior and communication
  • The Honor Code
  • Grade Appeals information
  • Inclement weather policies
  • Accommodations: religios, disability, language
  • Resources

Use Office Hours whenever you need more information than the syllabus gives you. Your professors have office hours to give you personal attention. Use it!

 

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