The McGraw Center is here to help all students adapt to the new and unfamiliar expectations and demands that go with the unique aspects of Princeton academic life. We want to reassure you that you belong here, we have confidence that you can adjust to new challenges and attain your goals. With a spirit of camaraderie, resourcefulness, and resilience we’re here with you to tackle difficulties as they arise creatively and strategically.
We believe that it’s useful to conceptualize Princeton as a distinctive teaching-learning culture. As you transition into and through this culture and community we expect that you’ll encounter new kinds of courses with new expectations and demands that will require you to adapt your academic approach and acquire new skills and strategies. Doing so not only assists you in getting an excellent education it is an essential PART of an excellent education.
In this blog we will respond to questions and issues raised by Princeton students with brief posts that include concrete, actionable advice and incorporate other McGraw resources. Posts will be added frequently, so please share with us challenges, questions, and topics you would like addressed