One aim of a liberal arts education is to challenge you intellectually. So we expect that at some time during your time here, you may need some academic support, whether you are trying a new discipline, stretching for an upper-level class, or having trouble managing the demands of a heavy course-load.
There’s a great wealth of academic resources here at Princeton—your task as a student is to reach out when you feel like you could use some help figuring out which resources might benefit you. Remember that your professors and preceptors are the best place to start if you're having trouble in a class: they know the material better than anyone else, and can help you get perspective on the course. Office hours are there to be used!
The Writing Center & Senior Thesis Boot Camps
The Writing Center is one of the university’s best-used academic resources. Writing Center fellows can consult with you on writing from any course, from initial planning of an essay through the final stages of a paper. You may make appointments online, or drop in for help during term-time.
McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning
The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning helps students develop more sophisticated modes of inquiry, and become aware of their approaches to learning. It offers a series of hands-on, practical workshops in which students learn and apply strategies designed for the demanding Princeton context. Individual learning consultations are also available to help you approach the specific demands of your courses. In addition to focusing on specific courses, consultants offer strategies for efficient reading, advanced problem-solving, note-taking (and use), exam preparation, and time management. Individual peer tutoring is available in some courses.
Health Professions Advising (HPA)
If you are considering careers in the health professions, be sure to make contact with Health Professions Advising. They can help you get perspective on the process, as well as work with you to map out your pre-health requirements in the way that’s best for you.
The New Media Center has developed an online course to help support your learning in . Click here for information.