Do you wish you could easily speak to or email with someone who has taken a course you’re considering for next semester? For this purpose Whitman has a simple database tool called “Course Insights” that we think will help you in this process. You may search for a class (or instructor) you are considering and contact the students listed who can answer your questions based on their personal experiences.
This isn’t a rating system; instead, it’s a way for you to find people who can offer specific answers to your specific questions about a course – and to meet other Whitmanites in the process. To obtain the name of a fellow Whitmanite who can provide some advice, just enter either the name of the professor or the course number in the search box. .
Want to Form a Study Group?
Would you like to get together with other students in a particular class to form a study group? For this purpose we have a simple database that will help you identify other students in a course looking for study partners.
Please click on the“Form a Study Group” link. You will first be asked to identify the course for which you would like to participate in a study group (e.g., CHM 201).
After you have entered the course, you will see a list of other students who have indicated that they would like to form a study group for that particular course.
It is your responsibility to contact those students and inquire as to whether the group has started to meet. If there are many students interested in forming a study group for the same course, you may need to contact a few people before you find a group open to new members. Be persistent! Research shows that study groups are a great way to learn!