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Current Students

 
If you have already self-identified and have received accommodations, there are just a few things to remember.


Register

You must Register for classes  and apply for your Accommodations each semester. 


Make An Appointment

Once you have registered for classes call Theresa the Disability Services Administrative Assistant @ 815-224-0233 and request an appointment to see Tina or Judy before the semester starts or in the first few weeks of the semester to talk about the accommodations you may need.


Bring Forms 

What Should I  Bring to My Accommodation Appointment?

If you received Alternative Text last Semester: Print the Alternative Text Form and fill it out with your Course name(s) and Number(s) and the details of the Book(s) you would like to have in an Alternative Text Format and print the Alternative Text Policy and Procedure Form sign it and bring it with you to your accommodation appointment. 

If you had a Note Taker last Semester: Print the Note Taker Request Form and fill it out with the classes you have registered for.  

If you have a medical or mental health condition and your condition or medication has changed please fill out an updated Mental Health Verification Form and/or Medical Health Verification.

 

Follow Our 10 Steps For Success

 
1. As soon as you get registered for your classes find the classrooms you will be in so that you are not late for class or feeling nervous.

 

 2.  Find a good location for studying. Use the library and Learning Commons.  

 

3. Spend time studying for your courses each day. Cramming does not work for understanding and retaining large amounts of information. It is recommended that you spend 2-3 hours per credit hour. This means a full time student should spend about 36 hours per week on school work. 

 

4.  Use the help available to you. Visit the Learning Commons for help with math, English and peer tutoring.

 

5.  Use a planner or calendar to keep track of your assignments. When you get your syllabus plan ahead; write in all the assignments and tests to get you prepared. If you have someone reading tests to you, this will also allow you to make appointments in advance for the semester. 


6. Check your calendar daily. Map out your class schedule and study time for each day. Break down big assignments into small, more manageable chunks. 

 

7. Be good to yourself: Eat properly and get enough sleep. This is important for memory and understanding.

 

8. When you read your textbook use the headings and subheadings to help you organize information for your notes.  

 

9. Go to class: Besides getting an A for your participation points, the instructor gives you vital information about what to expect on tests, changes in due dates, etc... 

 

10. Ask for help if you need it. Don’t get discouraged; go to the Learning Commons and speak to one of the tutors there. Visit the Counseling Center or make an appointment with Tina or Judy in Disability Services.

 

Study Tools

These resources are from http://www.goucher.edu/

Taking exams can be difficult. This guide will help you learn tips and strategies for taking both multiple-choice and essay exams.

NoteTaking: Techniquesand Template                                                                                                                                                                           An important step toward academic success is note-taking. These downloads will help you learn efficient note-taking methods, as well as provide you with templates to use during note-taking.

To-Do Lists: General, Class and Hourly                                                                                                                                                                       To-do lists are a great organizational tool. Use our templates to create to-do lists by the hour, by the class, or just a general to-do list.