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WHAT TO DO DURING THE QUARTER IF I AM AT RISK OF NOT PASSING

 1.  Make an appointment with the teacher to demonstrate commitment to the course and compare what you
    think you need to do to pass with what your teacher thinks you need to do after you first—

·         look at all of your returned work

·         check what you did against what you were assigned to do

·         look at the assigned homework to see what you did and did not do

·         list what you think you need to work on

·         make a list of what you think got in your way

·         make a list of what you have learned so far

2.  Get help with writing—

  • take a self-paced writing, spelling, or grammar class in the Tutorial/Skills Center (L4)

    408-864-8253

  • a CAOS self-paced course (ATC 203) 408-864-8390
  • submit your writing to the De Anza sponsored website for editorial consultation: 

             http://www.Smarthinking.com

  • check out the following websites for exercises and quizzes:

      http://owl.english.purdue.edu/handouts/grammar

      http://ccc.commnet.edu/grammar/index.htm

3.  Get help with ESL—

  • use Julie Madigan’s student-tested/teacher approved websites listed at

           http://faculty.deanza.edu/madiganjulie/stories/storyReader$8

4.  Get help with reading—

  • take a self-paced reading or vocabulary class in the Tutorial/Skills Center (L47)

    408-864-8253

5.  Get help with time management—

  • take a College Success course (COUNS 57, HUMA57)
  • take a Skills class through Skills Center (SKIL 130X) 408-864-8253
  • schedule an appointment with a counselor (408-864-5400)
  • check to see if you may have a learning disability (408-864-8839)
  • use the study skills worksheet at http://www.iss.stthomas.edu/studyguides

6.  Get help with frustration and disappointment—

  • see your counselor (Admin Bldg) 408-864-5400
  • take a stress management course (HUMA 50) or one of the other courses offered by the
    counseling department (College Success, Life Skills for Higher Education, Career Life
    Planning, Mind Over Math, Orientation to Financial Aid)   408-864-5400
  • reevaluate your schedule

7.  Check to see if you have a learning disability and get free diagnostic  tests (EDC, LCW 110) 

408-864-8839

 Updated Wednesday, March 26, 2003 at 4:26:11 PM by Diana Alves de Lima - alvesdelimadiana@fhda.edu
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