Any exam can be stressful, but s student's first exams can be especially difficult for first-time college students. When parents send their students off to college, they want them to be prepared, and they do everything they can to make sure they have the tools they need to succeed. Even so, many incoming freshmen find themselves overwhelmed by the sheer volume of material covered in the average college course. It is only natural for parents to want to reach out and help during these stressful times. There are some things parents can do to make those first midterm exams a bit less stressful.
Every student is different, so it is important to visit with you student openly about academic performance.
Encouraging your student to utilize the resources on campus is important. They are designed to help students succeed in all areas of academics. Students should meet regularly with advisors and keep track of their degree requirements. Use tutoring resources and study groups and discuss issues with professors. Numerous resources are available at Texas Tech University to assist students in making the grades they need to succeed.
While not the author of all of the posts, Heather Medley, the Terry Program Director at Texas Tech is the blogger of choice here.