Utilization of campus resources can only improve your academic performance and overall well-being at Mizzou. Many students heading off to college are thrilled by the prospect of their new-found independence. With your new independence comes the pressure to succeed. One important message that we cannot emphasize enough is that asking for help from appropriate sources does not mean you are no longer independent or incapable, nor does it mean failure. It means you are taking control of your academic destiny! Use resources before you need them and use them often.