Our View: Students can’t be afraid to ask for help

DKS Editors

Whether it is Tutoring Services, Psychological Services or Student Legal Services, there is nothing shameful or embarrassing in seeking help.

Tutors sometimes end up sitting around without any students to help. Their website boasts that those who utilize Tutoring Services can increase their grade by half a letter grade or more. There is no reason to get a poor grade in — or even fail — a class when there is a free and easy opportunity to improve your work.

If science isn’t your strongpoint, it is someone else’s — use them. If you are having trouble in a course, don’t make excuses. Just go to drop-in tutoring. For more information, go to kent.edu/asc.

The same goes for Psychological Services — why not use free help if it’s offered? There are few times in life when professionals in the mental health field will be available for free. If you are struggling in any way, take the simple step of talking to them. Chances are, they can help you or direct you to someone else who can. To see the many types of counseling they offer, go to kent.edu/uhs/psych.

Unless students opt out of the small semester fee, they also have access to Student Legal Services. SLS, a non-profit law firm, can help students with a variety of legal issues, found at www.kent.edu/sls.

No matter what situation you find yourself in, don’t be afraid to look around at the services Kent State provides for students. No harm can come from simply asking.

The long-term consequences of not getting help can be far more damaging than a small blow to the ego that may come from asking for it.

Swallow your pride, admit you need assistance in an area and seek help.

The above editorial is the consensus opinion of the Daily Kent Stater editorial board.