Learning Strategies Consultations

Consultants (undergraduate and graduate students) from a variety of disciplines are trained to collaborate with you to develop an individualized approach to learning which draws upon your unique profile of strengths and is tailored to the specific demands of each of your courses. Individual consultations focus on designing a strategic approach to learning that enables you to make the most of lectures, precepts, readings, manage time, and achieve your goals while maintaining a healthy balance. Make an appointment (at least 24 hours in advance) to meet with a consultant in order to manage the academic demands of the entire semester.

FSI Students

During summer, learning consultations are offered on Fridays from 1:00-5: 00 pm in the McGraw Center (328 Frist) on Fridays and by appointment at other times (e.g. over lunch or dinner, in the evenings or on weekends). To make an appointment on a Friday afternoon, sign up using our appointment system. To make an appointment at any other time, send an email to mcgugrad@princeton.edu letting us know what time you want to meet.  We look forward to working with you on how to make the most of your FSI courses or any other topic you wish.

We routinely advise students at all levels on:

  • Time management and planning
  • Motivation and overcoming procrastination
  • Managing large projects (i.e. JPs and Theses)
  • Engaged, efficient reading and learning from text
  • Tackling P-sets and problem-solving strategies
  • Effective note-taking
  • Exam preparation and studying
  • Mastering large amounts of information
  • Learning and succeeding in specific courses
  • Making the most of office hours and other resources

Student Testimonials

"I think our consultation was one of the main reasons my thesis turned out so well. Our discussions helped me focus my ideas, gave me new ones and ultimately gave me the confidence I needed". --M.C.

"Our meeting was super helpful, informative, and fun. I'm sure what I learned will help me not only this semester; but also for a long time from now."  --G.N.

"Our consultation helped me tremendously in my academic turnaround last year."--C.K.