Moving away to college may be an exciting yet overwhelming process. New friends, new food, new living arrangement— it definitely takes some adjusting.
Perhaps the biggest ‘new’ though is your academic experience. Besides the increased autonomy themselves will be more challenging (it is college, after all!) And, the class sizes might differ from those you had in high school that you will experience, the classes. As the typical course size at USC is 26 with a student to faculty ratio of 9 to 1, some courses you are taking will be larger.
Any larger classes are split up into what is called ‘sections’ led by a graduate student, which allows students to ultimately discuss and clarify any material that was taught in lecture. New material will often be taught by a USC faculty member; graduate pupils act as a resource to greatly help students better understand the material and answer any staying questions. Both graduate students and faculty members hold workplace hours throughout the week, which provide an opportunity for students to interact with them one-on-one and address any lingering concerns they may have.
But what if you still need additional help? That’s where our Center for Academic help comes in. At USC, we wish to make certain that students have usage of the support and resources they need in an effort to thrive during their time here. The Center for Academic Support offers students a