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Bad patches and other study problems.

  • What can I do if I suffer from fear of failure or test anxiety?

    If you suffer from fear of failure or test anxiety, you can go to the Student Service Centre for a study skills course or individual support.

    Questions?
    Please contact the Student Service Centre via ssc-info@rug.nl.
  • I am having trouble writing my thesis. Can I get assistance?

    The Student Service Centre offers a thesis clinic, a Thesis support group and an Academic Writing Skills course.

    Questions?
    Please contact the Student Service Centre via ssc-info@rug.nl.
  • Studying is harder than I thought. What do I do?

    Perhaps you can go to the Student Service Centre for a course or workshop. The Effective studying course can help you to study more effectively and the Study support group can be an additional incentive to study regularly. If you doubt your choice of study, the Study switch for bachelors training can help.

    Questions?
    Please contact the Student Service Centre via ssc-info@rug.nl
  • How can I study texts more effectively and remember their content better?

    The workshop Effective Studying from the Student Service Centre offers a phased method of studying that will help you to study your subject matter more effectively.

    Questions?
    Please contact the Student Service Centre via ssc-info@rug.nl.
  • I cannot seem to concentrate. What can I do about that?

    Concentration problems can have different causes, for example an ineffective study method or personal circumstances. The Student Service Centre provides skills training, individual advice or the services of a student psychologist. If you are also behind in your studies, it is best to also report this delay to your study advisor.

    Questions?
    Please contact the Student Service Centre via ssc-info@rug.nl.
  • How can I prepare for exams more effectively?

    If you want to prepare for exams more effectively, you can go to the Student Service Centre for a workshop.

    Questions?
    Please contact the Student Service Centre via ssc-info@rug.nl.
  • I am having difficulty studying, but I do not know why. How can I find out?

    You should first discuss your problems with your study advisor. If this does not provide the answers you need, make an appointment with the Student Service Centre for an individual consultation. During this session, you may gain a better understanding of your study problems. As a result, you may decide to follow a skills training or take other steps to improve your study results.

    Questions?
    Please contact the Student Service Centre via ssc-info@rug.nl.
  • Studying in the Netherlands can be very complicated. Are there special courses for international students?

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