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The Importance of Asking for Help

A member of our KLU staff and one of our students recently teamed up to put this piece together, and we absolutely love it! We’ve had laminated versions of this spread around our sites and keep hearing comments from visitors about how much they appreciate the message, so thought it would be a great idea to put this out their even further to our online community.

The Importance of Asking for Help

(to share with KLU students)

28 April, 2017

People who ask questions do better in life.

It is great to be an independent learner, but knowing when to ask for help is wise.

Some people think if they ask questions, they don’t look smart.

Smart people do not know everything about a topic or a skill. For example, writing.

Asking for help from your teacher, helps build a relationship with your teacher. You make them feel needed and most teachers really like to be helpful.

Teachers don’t know everything but they have a lot of experience they want to share.

Sometimes it’s important for students to check-in with the teacher or a fellow student to make sure you are doing the right thing (eg, seeking clarification). For example, understanding the instructions or the vocabulary used.

When it is a test you should not ask your peers for help.

Asking for guidance or clarification on parts of assignments is sensible even for the brightest and best students.


Michelle Garcia Winner. (n.d.) Thoughts on Encouraging Students to Ask for Help. Retrieved on 28 April, 2017, from