UF Services

Academic Success Resources

  • Simple things you can try right away
    • Start by talking to your instructor/TA. How do they recommend you study for assignments and tests? The better you know your instructor, the better you’ll understand what’s expected. If you’ve earned weak grades already, go over previous assignments/tests with the prof to understand where you are going wrong.
    • Study groups or study buddies are tremendously helpful! Students who talk through material really learn to clarify their understanding and organize/conceptualize the material.
    • Review your notes the same day. Leverage our knowledge about memory—when you review your notes the same day, material moves from short-term to long-term memory. Also, it helps you identify unclear material so you can ask peers/TAs/profs for clarification.
    • Use your time efficiently. Set aside time to study during the day, not just in the evenings. Even 15 minutes while waiting for the bus or to meet someone can be time you can review your notes from the last class or get a jump on some reading, etc. The more you get done during the day, the less you have to do in the evenings. That reduces stress, leaves time for breaks and relaxation, both of which facilitate brain function.
    • Do the obvious—go to class, do the reading when it’s assigned, get enough sleep, and so on. Identify things YOU think you could do to improve your learning and performance and try them.
  • Broward Teaching Center: offers a wide range of resources to help you improve your academic performance, including:
  • General Chemistry Learning Center (PDF): Flint 257, Monday-Fridays.
  • Math Department tutoring—Little Hall 215, Mondays-Fridays, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
  • Office of Academic Support tutoring: offers free one-on-one and small group tutoring sessions. Tutors are proficient in a broad range of topics, including English composition, mathematics, psychology, Spanish, the physical and biological sciences, and statistics.
  • UF Libraries: offer research assistance in more than 100 subjects, ask-a-librarian via chat, text, phone and email, how do I? tutorials and workshops (e.g., Library Resources for Distance Learners)
  • Writing Studio: offers free one-on-one tutorials specific to the student’s own particular development. The goal is not simply proofreading or editing documents, but assisting students to become better proofreaders and editors of their own work.