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  1. Know what the students expect of you as an advisor and share your expectations for the members.
  2. Assist the group in setting realistic, attainable goals.
  3. Have the goals or objectives of the group firmly in mind.
  4. Learn the strengths of each member and emphasize them.
  5. Express sincere interest in each member. Encourage everyone to be responsible.
  6. Be aware of the various roles that you will have: clarifier, consultant, counselor, educator, facilitator, friend, information source, mentor, and role model.
  7. Provide a community for the group from semester to semester.
  8. Encourage independent thinking and decision-making.
  9. Assist the group in developing a system by which they can evaluate their progress.
  10. Develop a style that balances active and passive group members.