Getting to know advisees effectively is a very broad but important topic. Webster defines effective as: "ready for service or action." Effective academic advising, therefore, requires advisers who are ready for service. From my perspective there are two essential components for effective advising or a state of advising readiness. The first component is a thorough knowledge of areas in which advisers are called on or are responsible for giving advice. The second, no less important than the first, is the ability to counsel students effectively and develop a good adviser-advisee relationship.
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