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5 Pro Tips for Starting School

UA students returning to campus.

Welcome, University of Arizona students! 

Whether you’re on campus or online, here are some quick tips to help you start the semester.

1. Raise your hand

Don’t be afraid to ask questions. The UA has plenty of resources available to help if you need it, including Think Tank, which offers free tutoring services.

2. Change the landscape

Studies show that swapping scenery helps with retaining information. You may be comfortable in that corner of the library or the local coffee shop, but staying mobile has its advantages.

3. Get some sleep!

It can be tempting to burn the candle at both ends or try to “catch up” during the week. Social jet lag is real, and it can have a real impact on your health and grades.

4. Connect with mentors

Once classes start, you’ll work with professors and other students daily. But you can also check out the Wildcat Career Network, which connects you with mentors who’ve been where you are.

5. Go online

Reliable internet access is a great resource for any education, and it’s absolutely necessary for online students. Having it and making the most of it, however, are two different things. Here are just a few online recourses that can help you succeed.

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