Here at UMW you are offered a lot of tools. You need to make use of them to get the best out of your education. Participate in class and use professors’ office hours so that you actually understand the material in class. Also go to the writing center, they improve your essays for free. Check your email every day, its like a lamer Facebook but it is really important for your classes. Finally learn to manage your time so that you get all of your work done on time.