You came to Princeton not only because you’re smart but also because you strive to be the best you can be and learn as much as you can. And let's face it, Princeton courses are rigorous, and it’s normal to find them difficult. Fortunately, there are many resources available at Princeton to help you master material and develop your skills, just as professional athletes and performers work with coaches and trainers. However, it’s up to you to take advantage of them without waiting until you feel behind!
The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning schedules workshops and individual consultations on expert academic strategies and course-based review sessions, study halls, and individual tutoring in many subjects. The Writing Center offers conferences to help you with writing at any stage of the process and in any course. Finally, the Office of Undergraduate Research provides lists resources to help you with your independent work and other research.
Dean Stirk and Dr. Lazen can also match you up with peer tutors in subjects not covered by the McGraw Center, and they are a source of many helpful tips and insights themselves.
Finally, your professors and preceptors are often your best source of guidance when you are having difficulties with any material in their classes! They know the course materials and expectations better than anyone, and they are there to help you. So, don’t hesitate to visit your instructors during office hours. Office hours are one of the most underutilized resources at Princeton – much to the regret of the instructors, who are in the teaching profession because they enjoy talking to you and helping you out!