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Emily Sylvester
Director for Undergraduate Student Success
Email: esylvester@wju.edu
Phone: 304-243-2172

Tips from the DUSS

WJU Professors' Top Ten List for How to Succeed at WJU

Academic Dishonesty and Integrity Policy

Be sure to read and learn the University's policy on Academic Dishonesty and Integrity.

How to Preread

You would not go on a trip without having some sense of how to get where you want to go. Without that knowledge, you would very likely get lost. The same applies to reading. Don't just jump into a textbook chapter and begin reading without having some sense of where the chapter will take you. Prereading the chapter before reading will help you to improve your comprehension, retention, and speed as you read.

MAPPS Reading Strategy

Like prereading, the MAPPS reading strategy will help you to get more out of your reading experiences.

Wheeling Highlights

If you are looking for something to do in and around Wheeling, the following list of Wheeling Off-campus Highlights may help.

Dr. McGinnis's Tips for Writing

You may find Dr. McGinnis' tips for writing college papers tips to be useful.

Registrar FAQ's

If you need a reminder of how to register for classes, you will find this to be a helpful guide.

Weekly Planning Schedule

Creating a schedule is very helpful for students who are struggling from a lack of time management. Once you discover what works and what doesn't, you can create a new plan for the following week. After a few weeks, you should have a plan that works for you.

Schedule Planning Worksheet

Use this sheet as you begin to plan your schedule for next semester or if you want a visual of this semester.

Peer Instructor Study Tips

This list of study tips comprises recommendations from the FYS peer instructors, all students who have excellent study habits.

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