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Capital offers a very competitive and challenging academic environment and students often experience a multitude of feelings varying from happiness to frustration during their time here.
We give your students these tips to help them succeed at Capital. But it’s important that you see them too, so you can help keep your student on track.
Students will have difficulty with at least one or more classes at some point. If your student tells you they don't believe they are doing as expected in a course may want to encourage them to attend class. Attending class allows a student to understand
course material. Suggest that they speak to the instructor, your
student’s academic advisor, or a trusted faculty member. They can also
form or join a study group of others in the course.
It may seem simple,
but ask your student if he/she is reading the text book or all assigned
readings before the class session. Most students will tell you that
they never read the text book in high school and they assume that they
can do the same in college and earn excellent grades. Not true.
Encourage them to read before they discuss the reading.
may need to encourage them to stop by the second floor of the library.
Academic services are available through Center for Teaching and
Learning. If a class is not going well and your student appears lost in
the course ask your student if they understand all the grading options
in a class, Pass/Fail, Dropping a course or Withdrawing from a course.
An F is devastating to a GPA so often the best option is to drop a
course and take it again during another semester. It is important that a
student maintains full-time status which means 12 credit hours. If they
will move below full-time status encourage them to talk to an academic
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