First of all, they can work with tutors. Most colleges and universities have tutoring sites online and locations on campus. In most cases, the tutors charge a small fee or no fee at all, because the college pays them for their time. Most of the tutors are experienced students who are upperclassmen working on their bachelor’s degree or on an advanced degree. They have already mastered the content that new students are studying.In many classes, students have to write response papers or short essays to prove they understand the concepts that are being taught. If students do not know how to write without help from a teacher, their grades will struggle. Most colleges have online writing websites that provide tutorials for struggling students. There are also writing centers at most colleges, too.
Students who are taking challenging math and science classes can use resources on the Internet to make sure their problems are done correctly. Many textbooks will provide answers in the print and online version. There are also plenty of apps that students can use to check their work. As long as they have the correct formula and they input numbers correctly, apps can check student work accurately. When it comes to completing homework with answers that either correct or incorrect, it is always a good idea to double check the answers. Working with classmate is another useful thing to do.
When it comes to completing reading homework, students should do more than just read. In many cases, instructors will give quizzes in class when a reading assignment is due. Obviously, students should be sure they read everything that is assigned, but they should also take notes and annotate their texts. Since students have to buy their books and other materials for class, it is perfectly acceptable to annotate. They should develop a system for annotation, with symbols to mark places in the text that are important, as well as sections that they agree or disagree with. They should also write in the margins, making comments, asking questions, and writing summaries. The annotations will help them remember what they have read.
Along with annotations, students should keep a good record of what they read in the form of notes. Some students will keep a notebook of the summaries and highlights of their required reading. For many students, the act of writing helps them remember what they have read. Some students will even retype what they read. Others will read everything aloud. Students should develop a system that works for them.
Finally, students should take the time to work with their instructors. College instructors need to keep regular office hours and many will keep online office hours so students can ask questions. There is nothing wrong with asking for help, especially if you know the help will increase your grades. Instructors appreciate when students take the initiative to get help, too.