FAQs

Questions that Porterville College students often ask...   and the answers.

Studying

Where can I go to have someone help me with tips on how to study?

There are a variety of Education courses(P076, P077, P101, P102) designed specifically to teach students how to study. Since many of the counselors teach these courses, you can also make an appointment to see a counselor regarding study tips.

Are courses available to help someone learn how to study?

Yes. These courses include Education P076, P077, P101, and P102. Your counselor can assist you in deciding which course is most appropriate for you.

How many hours of studying should I do each week?

Although this will depend on the class, it is generally recommended that you study 2 hours per week for each hour of class. So if you are taking a 3-unit course (that meets 3 hours a week) you should plan to study 6 hours during the week for that class.

I am having a hard time learning, what should I do?

If you feel that you may have a learning disability, stop by the Disability Resource Center in AC-115 to make an appointment to see the learning disabilities specialist. There are a variety of diagnostic instruments that can be used to determine if you have a learning disability or not.

How to use this site:

For an example, if you have a question about "Registration", you would click on the "R" link at the top of the page, then you will find links on the left-hand side of the page covering topics beginning with the letter R.

However, in this case, when you click on "Registering" in the menu, you are prompted to check questions relating to "Enrolling."

Questions are listed in the main section of the web page, click on the triangle to expand the question to see the answer.