You came to Princeton not just 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's website provides a comprehensive list of links to the resources available to you, including:
- Study halls
- Review sessions
- Peer tutors
- Writing fellows
- Workshops and one-on-one consultations on effective study skills and strategies.
Dean Stirk and Dr. Lazen can also match you up with peer tutors in particular subjects, and they are also 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 universities – much to the regret of the instructors, who are in the teaching profession because they enjoy talking to you and helping you out!