My best/ most memorable SL moment was when I had a student come up to me after an exam, and
say: "Thank you so much, I really appreciate all the work you do for us." She told me about
how she got an A on her exam, which she felt she wouldn't have gotten without the help of
SL. It made me feel so fulfilled.
I was drawn to be an SL leader as I benefited so much from SL in my first year, that I
really wanted to be able to give that experience to other people as well.
I never go to glass without spare sheets of blank paper. You can use it to draw out
diagrams or write side notes, or even to just write down some material the prof seems to be
talking about a lot (which usually means it is very important to know).
The best advice I've ever received is that just because something is harder for you to
master than others doesn't mean you can't do it. Being dyslexic, reading can be hard for
me; however, just because it is challenging, it doesn’t mean that I can't get all the
readings done for a course, I just may have to take more time with it and use some
strategies to help the reading process go smoother.
I wish I had known how to make a study schedule on the first day of university.
I didn't think I needed SL until I went to my first session and found out that it was a
great, free, resource to help me succeed in my more difficult classes.
My academic "a-ha" moment: at some point in my first year I realized that if you are
learning things you are genuinely interested in, then you tend to remember it and
conceptualize it much more clearly. Focusing on a program which suits your individual
interests best, helps you succeed and maintain a positive attitude.