Self assessment is the key to academic success. External factors are often the root of academic problems, but they are not always a direct cause of poor grades. Rather, it is often the decisions you make in dealing with your problems that have a direct effect on your grades. You have a great deal of control over your academic success.
Many sources of information are available to you in planning your degree, registrating for your courses and programs, clarifying policies and procedure, and exploring career opportunities.
I. How to study
Successful study demands that you give yourself ample time and that during this time you keep your mind actively engaged in the learning process. Ample time for the average student means about two hours of study for each hour of class. Since the normal academic load is 15 to 16 credits, the average student will spend that many hours in class plus twice that many hours studying, totaling about 45 to 48 hours a week.
This page provides general advising information that is frequently sought by students enrolled in undergraduate programs of the Faculty of Science and the B.A.&Sc.
Below please find important information and advice on upcoming events for all students who intend to return to McGill for the 2012-2013 academic year:
- How to locate your undergraduate eCalendar;
- SOUSA operating hours, location and contact information;
- Spring academic advising period dates;
- Which students should see faculty advisers and which should see academic advisers;
- What to bring to your departmental advising appointment;