Services for Students with Disabilities


Planners and Calendars - Different Options, Personal Choices

With so many options available to track important information and appointments how do we know what’s best for us?  Are paper planners better?  Is electronic the way to go? Here we explore some options and get the good, bad and ugly on them all.


[3] Note Taking: Edits and Recording Technology

As soon as possible after a class or meeting (immediately after or within 24 hours), read through and make additions and corrections to your notes so they will be understandable when you need them.  Here are some helpful hints!


Which Courses to Keep for a Balanced Semester

At the beginning of a semester, many students feel overwhelmed as they attend first classes and try to determine the pace and work load associated with classes they picked. Faced with a stressful beginning, some college students worry about their abilities to catch up and succeed in classes they have chosen. This ‘fearful mindset’ can cause students to quickly believe they need to switch classes. 

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Where to Get Information About Your Courses

You have signed up for classes which are starting.  This may be your first semester at the University of Michigan (U-M) or you may have spent many semesters with us.  Knowing that each course is unique and that you want to succeed and earn good grades, you will need to be prepared about what to expect in your courses. Here are some helpful tips about CTools, class syllabi, and office hours. 

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