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Section 3: Guiding Students Through the Plan

Giving Good Advice

Giving good advice is what advising is all about! Academic advisors need to base their advice on students' career and life goals, interests, and ability to complete a proposed academic load. As the academic advisor, you should gain an understanding of each student's interests and goals as you get acquainted. The techniques for getting to know advisees covered in Section 2 of the handbook should help. It is also important to assess each student's academic performance and to tailor advice for the student in that vein. Listed below are some suggestions for assessing student progress and helping individuals understand the options they have as TTU students:

Knowing the Rules

Relating to Students

Problem Solving with Students

Referring Students to Campus Resources