Programs and services currently offered for undergraduate students include:

All McGraw programming described below will be offered in-person at the McGraw Center (330 Frist) in accordance with campus policies and practices for health and wellbeing. We will also offer some programming in parallel virtually when that serves a useful purpose.

  • Academic Strategies Workshops.  Hands-on, active workshops help students learn and apply strategies designed expressly for the Princeton University context. We offer a regular slate on topics like time management, efficient reading, effective studying and exam prep, preventing procrastination, and more. 
  • Academic Life & Learning Consultations. Get any question about Princeton academic life and learning and gain new strategies and techniques to achieve success. Consultants brainstorm personalized strategies with students on many topics including time management and scheduling, tackling coursework, strategies for studying and exam prep, research, maintaining wellbeing, or any topic the student chooses. 
  • Group Study Hall and Individual Tutoring. Offered at least four nights and one afternoon a week during the semester for several large enrollment STEM  and other quantitative courses. Our trained peer tutors support students active grappling with content and problems and facilitate reflection upon their approaches to learning. To build the crucial skill of metacognition, students are prompted to explain their understandings, describe their reasoning processes and procedures, assess their competency, identify gaps in their expertise, and practice transferring their knowledge and skills to complex, multi-faceted problems like those found on Princeton exams. 
  • Principedia. A unique interactive wiki about effective learning in Princeton courses. Course Articles are created by students for students to clarify  learning challenges and share strategies. Visit principedia.princeton.edu(link is external)
  • Q&A and FAQ. Get your questions about McGraw answered, learn answers to questions about academics your peers have asked, and read about common challenges and how to meet and master them.
  • Peer Educators. These students are on the ground working as tutors and consultants.  Peer educators are highly trained and very aware of the processes involved in learning and the challenges of being a Princeton student. Consider becoming a tutor or learning consultant at McGraw. 
  • Digital Learning Lab. A fully staffed state-of-the-art multimedia laboratory located on the first floor of the Lewis Science Library. The Digital Learning Lab (formerly the New Media Center) provides students and faculty access to cutting-edge digital media technologies along with one-on-one training various applications to enrich the teaching and learning experience at Princeton.
  • Virtual Learning: Engaging and Learning Online. Some aspects of courses are online. This resource is designed to help you make more informed, systematic, and ultimately more effective decisions so you can stay engaged, learn, study, research, write, and achieve your goals when engaging virtually—and become a more effective learner and scholar along the way.
  • 'The Wonderful World of McGraw'. This illustrated guide helps first-year Princeton students to understand and adjust to the new challenges they encounter and learn to thrive academically and holistically. It reveals some of the doubts, confusions, frustrations, and fears we all feel when transitioning to a new community and academic culture. Learn about the McGraw Undergraduate Learning Program services and resources by clicking on the illustrated guide below, titled ‘The Wonderful World of McGraw’.

explore the wonderful world of the McGraw Center

Research shows that expert learners approach reading, learning, problem-solving, time management and motivation differently than beginners. Our programs translate insights from this research on learning and cognition into practical approaches to help Princeton undergraduates become more powerful, productive and independent learners who not only achieve better grades but also greater balance. With practice and support from McGraw learning consultants, tutors and workshop leaders, students at all levels can cultivate these academic skills and adopt new effective and efficient strategies to truly thrive at Princeton.

Explore the links to the left to find out more about each of these programs and services.  Arrange appointments with McGraw staff members by e-mailing mcgraw@princeton.edu or calling 8-2575.

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