As the Dean of Students Office, we concern ourselves with the concrete and the pragmatic--the short-term decisions William & Mary students have to make on a daily basis. Questions like "How much longer do I work on this paper?", "Should I start studying for the exam I have tomorrow instead?", "Is it worth it for me to skip my morning class so I can finish both?", or "Do I dare ask my professor for an extension?"
The Dean of Students Office is a place where you can get help answering these kinds of questions. We meet with students both individually and in group sessions to talk about things like time management, stress management, and study techniques. Despite the misconception that this is only for students that are struggling to make grades, many students that take advantage of these resources are doing very well in their classes, but are looking to gain that competitive edge.
A good place to start is with the Academic Compass, your guide to getting the most out of your William & Mary coursework. The Academic Compass will be available in mid-August.