It’s getting to that time of year again, Princetoniennes, where the apathy kicks in and you start counting down the days until winter break. But fear not! Here’s a list of academic resources available at Princeton that will help you get through these last two weeks and more.
The McGraw Center for Teaching and Learning: I cannot stress enough how wonderful the McGraw Center is! From workshops to tip sheets to one-on-one consultations, the professionals and trained students at McGraw can help you get your life in order and help you be more efficient and purposeful in your academic pursuits. Check out their tips and workshops on time management, independent work, language learning, and more!
McGraw Study Hall: Sunday through Wednesday from 7:30-10:30 pm, the McGraw Center offers free group tutoring for select courses on the 200 and 300 levels of Frist. These can be great places not only to ask a tutor for help on a problem set or working with your peers to understand course materials, but it is also a terrific time to review concepts on your own and have help nearby for any questions that may arise.
Peer Tutoring: If you’re struggling with a foreign language or just want to make sure you’re understanding a specific problem in you science, math, or econ class, check out the free one-on-one tutoring offered through your residential college. Make an appointment with your Dean or Director of Studies and they can pair you up with someone who has taken the class before and who has been trained to help you succeed.
The Writing Center: This place is magic. I don’t know how they do it, but every time I go see a Writing Center Fellow, they help me immensely in the writing process… even if I haven’t started! If you’re having trouble developing a thesis, structuring an argument, or revising a draft, the people at the Writing Center can definitely help. Make an appointment for your next paper (be sure to schedule your Dean’s Date appointment in advance!) and see for yourself!
Peer Academic Advisers: Sometimes you just want someone to give it to you straight: is taking two introductory languages and two advanced econ courses wise? What should I pick for my fifth course? Each residential college has upperclassmen from almost all majors to help you in deciding classes and guiding you through the academic year at Princeton. Don’t be afraid to send any of us an email (I’m a Mathey peer adviser!) and we’d be more than happy to help—that’s what we’re here for!
For more resources, check out the super awesome website Academic Success at Princeton. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me at kbushko@.