The Learning Center
315 Sage Hall
940-369-7006
learningcenter.unt.edu
How to Own Your Success
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Attend and participate in EVERY class
Refer often to your course syllabus
Visit professors during their office hours
Ask questions and get help
Get organized
Attend campus events and join organizations
Prepare thoroughly for exams and assignments
(DON’T CRAM)
Start a study group
Use your campus resources
Attend and participate in
EVERY class
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What is your best time of day?
Sit front and center
What does participate mean to you?
• Active engagement with professor and material
• Figure out your Learning Style
• No distractions
• Attending every class means EVERY class
• Utilize the Learning Center
• Learning 101 Series
• Study Skills Lab
• Speed Reading Workshop
Refer often to the course
syllabus
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Course syllabi list everything you need to know
about a course including:
• Professor office hours
• Exams, homework, assignments
• Required and optional textbooks
• Any policies specific to the professor
• All university policies, including ADA
accommodations and Student Code of Conduct
• Be aware: Syllabi are subject to change at
professor’s discretion!
Visit professors during their
office hours
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Listed on the course syllabus
The earlier the better
Great networking tool
• Future internships
• Recommendation letters
• Help with course material
Have a plan
• Questions
• Concerns
• Clarifications
Don’t wait until you are desperate…it probably won’t
help
Ask questions and get help
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Why be confused?
Advocate for yourself
Course material builds on itself
Utilize the Learning Center
• Supplemental Instruction
• Volunteer Tutors
• Online Tutoring
Other areas for assistance
• Accounting Lab
• Chemistry Resource Center
• Computer Science and Engineering Help Lab
• Finance Academic Assistance Lab
• History Help Center
• Math Tutoring Lab
• Physics Instructional Center
• Writing Lab
• Your advisor
Get Organized
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Keep your personal space clean and decluttered
Use a planner
• Conventional planner
• Phone/iPad/Computer
Keep course materials separate
Devise a study schedule and stick to it
Don’t procrastinate
Say NO!
Utilize the Learning Center
• Plan Your Semester
• Study Skills Lab
• Learning 101 Series
Attend campus events and
join organizations
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The more you engage in the community, the more successful
you will be…it’s a proven fact!
Avoid weekend trips home
Get involved
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Student Activities
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College/School activities
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Leaderships Opportunities
Participate in campus events
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Athletics
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First Flight Week
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Center for Leadership and Service
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Distinguished Lecture Series
Utilize the Learning Center
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Supplemental Instruction Leaders
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Volunteer Tutors
Prepare thoroughly for exams and
assignments (DON’T CRAM)
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When should you start studying for your first exams?
Assignments don’t really mean anything, right?
What does it mean to cram?
Don’t let your GPA fall
• More work to catch back up than it is to stay consistent from
the beginning
Utilize the Learning Center
• Supplemental Instruction
• Volunteer Tutors
• Learning 101 Series
• Study Skills Lab
• Speed Reading Workshop
If you do cram, you may end up here
• Academic Success Workshop
Start a Study Group
• Compare notes and see if you missed anything
• Utilize your strengths in the class and benefit from the
strengths of others
• Talk out loud and clarify concepts
• Improve time management skills by scheduling your
study time
• Learn discipline by feeling obligated to your peers to
keep up with the coursework
• Make efficient use of your study time
• Work on outlines of chapters together
• Create practice exams
• Provide support for each other
• Learn how to work as a team
Use your campus resources
• UNT faculty and staff are here to support you!
• Advocate for yourself
• Utilize the endless amount of resources around
campus. These include:
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Career Center
Recreation Center
Advisors
START Office
Dean of Students
Veteran’s Center
Registrar
Study Abroad
Computer Services
Library
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Student Legal Services
Health and Wellness Center
Housing and Residence Life
Office of Disability Accommodations
Multicultural Center
Counseling and Testing Services
Student Support Services/SSS-Discovery
Financial Aid & Scholarships
Student Money Management Center
AND THE LEARNING CENTER!
Additional Learning Center Services
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Academic Coaching
Academic Resource Library
Learning Center 2
Graduate Services
QUESTIONS?
Sage Hall 315
learningcenter.unt.edu
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Learning Center Orientation presentation, "Own Your Success"