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Take a break from your studies. Pick up a snack and a handout on exam taking, time management, learning strategies or exam prep. You can also consult with a peer advisor on how you can get more from your readings and how to reorganize your notes. Sunday, November 2, from 8:00 to 11:00 p.m. in the Olin Library.

What is your motivation to get through the rest of the semester successfully? Come meet with a SARN peer advisor and explore ways to prevent procrastination. Sunday, November 2 from 7:00-8:15 p.m. and Monday, November 3 from 7:00-8:15 p.m. in Usdan 136.

Psychological studies suggest that you will recall more information if you take 5-15 minute breaks from studying periodically. Stop by Olin Library Lobby this Sunday evening from 8:00 – 10:00 p.m. for a quick snack and conversation about what and how you are studying, how you will plan the rest of the semester, how to run a study group or just to find out what peer advisors do.

Preparing for exams begins on day one of class! Come meet with a SARN Peer Advisor and learn how to organize your course information and time for thorough preparation for exams. Learn strategies to understand and recall your course information on test day! Sunday, September 21, 7:00 – 8:15 p.m. in Usdan 136.

Do you sometimes find yourself reading pages and pages and not remembering what they were about? Do you have trouble focusing and recalling what you’ve had to read for class? Is reading just not fun for you?

Well, a Peer Advisor can change that! Come to the Reading Retention Workshop on Monday, September 22 from 7:00 – 8:00 p.m. in Usdan 136.

Peer Advisor workshops are open to all students and all class years are encouraged to participate.


Peer Advisors will be hosting a Time Management Workshop on Sunday, September 7, at 7:00 p.m. in Usdan 136, designed to provide new students with practical advice on how to organize all the work, meetings, and other obligations that characterize the daily life of a typical Wesleyan student. Come to the workshop and bring your course syllabi, your WesPlanner, and a pen. Learn the techniques that will help you set and meet your academic goals by mapping out a study plan for the semester.

faculty and student advsing handbook

As you plan for your arrival at Wesleyan at the end of this month, please review the Faculty and Student Advising Handbook. The Handbook is designed to help you achieve your educational goals by providing advice on how to get the most out of your relationship with your faculty advisor as you build your program of study over the course of your Wesleyan career. The Handbook also provides information about academic departments and programs, graduation requirements, study abroad, the major declaration process, academic support services for students, and the procedures of the Honor Board and the Student Judicial Board.

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