New Student Academic Resources
Welcome to Hood College!
Each new incoming first-year and transfer student will experience new academic and life responsibilities while balancing the high demands of college life. We’re here to help you navigate your first semester (and other semesters) as a college student here at Hood! Here is a list of academic tips you can explore to help you succeed in the classroom:
To-do: Buy or collect classroom supplies
To-do: Organize all information in a calendar
Write down all assignment, quiz, test, and paper due dates
FREE academic planner provided by the Office of Student Success
Create a weekly routine
To-do: Create a routine each day
Each Sunday night - plan out your upcoming week in detail
Choose effective habits
To-do: Be present in class
Arrive to class five minutes early
Keep your phone and distractions in your bag
To-do: Visit office hours
Office hours are typically listed on the syllabus
If not, email the instructor to ask what day and time works best
To-do: Check your Hood email account at least 2x per day
Here at Hood, we use email to relay ALL information
Think of your Hood email account as your new way of communicating daily
To-do: Schedule unlimited FREE tutoring appointments
Tutoring is offered to Hood students free of charge and is available in many different subject areas across campus.
How do I schedule a tutoring appointment? Click here for directions, and login to TutorTrac to schedule a tutoring appointment.
While courses and staff are remote during covid-19, access Online tutoring through the ThinkingStorm link in Blackboard courses under "Tools" and schedule remote Writing Center support with Donna Harrison (email@example.com) or Olivia Imirie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Writing Center: The Writing Center staff can help students with papers for any course and with nonacademic papers, such as scholarship applications. Faculty and peer tutors will work with students who need help getting started on a paper or improving a paper’s grammar, punctuation, sentence structure, organization, spelling and documentation. Students needing support can schedule free tutoring sessions through TutorTrac.
Contact Donna Harrison, Writing Skills Coordinator
Math Center: The Math Center is available for students needing extra help with their math classes. Students needing math support can schedule free tutoring sessions through TutorTrac.
Contact Scott Trexler, Mathematics Skills & Tutoring Coordinator
Academic Coaching Sessions
To-do: Schedule FREE academic coaching sessions
Students may meet with staff (listed below) from the Office of Student Success to discuss a personal academic success plan. Undergraduate students are encouraged to visit the office or schedule an individual session.
Lisa Copenhaver, Director of Student Success
Gretchen Nonemaker, Student Success Coach
Do you need to discuss accommodations?
To-do: Contact the Office of Accessibility Services
Getting Started with the Office of Accessibility Services
If you need disability accommodations while at Hood College, you'll be working with Kate Gmuer, Director of Accessibility Services. Our office works cooperatively with other College departments to provide accommodations for students' academic and residential settings. Looking for more information on Accessibility Services? Click here
Continue Academic Success
Ask for help
To-do: If you need assistance, seek appropriate resources
Create healthy relationships
To-do: Get involved in student life on-campus
Join a club or organization
Attend athletic events. Go Blazers!
Residence Life involvement
Commuting? Click here
Enhance academic experience
To-do: Attend academic events regularly