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This winter in Spokane has been relatively mild, leaving us patiently waiting for spring’s arrival. One thought to help your student to shake off the slight chill is by encouraging them to crank up their academic efforts. Here are a few seeds that may help their academic life blossom just in time to prep for spring.

Navigating Your Way to Better Academic Performance Is your student struggling in a course? You might suggest these remedies:

  • First, talk to the professor. Make an appointment to see him or her during office hours to go over course material, get clarification on a concept or assignment, gain better understanding of course material, or to go over recent exams and quizzes to learn from mistakes.
  • Ask the professor about tutoring services if extra help is needed. Click here for a list of organized free tutoring and extra help (Writing Center and Mathematics Lab) services on our website.
  • Try different study strategies. We have gathered a few different tips and tools that can help your student explore better fitting or new study habits. Find this and more on our website.

In Search of the Elusive Major
Is your student meandering through their spring semester in search of a major? We can help with that too!

  • It’s okay to be undecided.  A great way to learn about potential majors that may be of interest is through exploratory advising. Send your student to Academic Advising and Assistance located in College Hall 104, to schedule an appointment with an advisor today to start the conversation.
  • The Counseling Center, located in College Hall 303, offers a variety of personal inventory tools designed to help students narrow down career and major choices by matching their interests and personality type.
  • The Career Center, located in Crosby 211 offers career counseling, resume and interview preparation work-shops, as well as an online tool called ZagTrax. ZagTrax puts students in touch with potential employers. They too can assist students with finding a career that best suits their skill set.

The Office of Academic Advising and Assistance is here for your student. The Office of Academic Advising and Assistance Mission Statement: Support All Undergraduate Students In Pursuit Of Their Academic Success.

Glancing ahead to March:

  • Midterm exams
  • A well-deserved spring break.

If you have questions before then, please don’t hesitate to contact us directly.





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