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School Success Tip: Ask for Help

BlogHer
September 18, 2014
Written by Nichole Ahlstrom, faculty member, School of Arts and Humanities at American Public University

I often wonder why it can be difficult for students to ask their instructors for assistance, when in reality just asking a question can alleviate unnecessary stress. The fear of asking for clarification can be overwhelming to some students. Asking for assistance is not only a fundamental life skill, but it also allows the student to initiate a discussion that can lead to greater success.

Students who ask for help in class are less likely to experience feelings of confusion, frustration and embarrassment. Asking for help stimulates the learning process and allows students to build and grow with other students.

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