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10 Things You Need to Know to Ace Your Classes

There are a lot of resources on campus to help you on your academic journey. Start off the semester strong by getting connected with tools and tips to be successful. 

  1. Vol Success Tips – From time management to technology, our Vol Success Tips help you stay on top of your game in the classroom. 
  2. Reach out to your instructors – Your instructors are a partner in your academic success! Build these relationships by asking questions in class, attending office hours, and by checking and responding to Vol Mail regularly. 
  3. Vol Study Center – Vols who study together, succeed together! Visit the Vol Study Center for study sessions and space, Supplemental Instruction, free printing and more! Don’t wait to engage, as students who use Vol Study Center resources have higher GPAs than students who do not. 
  4. Success Workshops – The Academic Success Center offers weekly success workshops, both online and in-person to help you be your best inside and outside the classroom. Check out our session on Optimizing your Learning in Every Environment on August 30!  
  5. Wellbeing – Your health and wellness are a cornerstone to your overall success. Through the Center for Health Education & Wellness, UT offers resources to help you enhance the eight dimensions of wellness. 
  6. Be mindful of deadlines – Be prepared for key deadlines so you stay on track .  Check-in frequently with One Stop Student Services to stay up-to-date with registration dates, study days, and more. 
  7. UT Libraries – The UT Libraries are your place to get assistance with research, find materials, and even participate in the Volunteer Experience Escape Room. They also have librarians available to help you get started on research and understand where to find the information you’re looking for. 
  8. Take a break – Sometimes we all need to take a break from the books and recharge. The Center for Student Engagement offers dozens of events to get you connected to campus. 
  9. Find a study space – Need a change of scenery?  UT offers indoor and outdoor study spaces so you can hit the books while exploring a new area of campus. 
  10. Keep up with Canvas – Canvas is the online learning management system for UT. You can view important documents for your courses, check deadlines, and communicate with classmates. View OIT’s resource guide for helpful tips.