Helpful Tips

Plan -Students need time to work, sleep, go to class, study, participate in extra- and co-curricular activities, take care of domestic responsibilities, socialize, 'vegetate', and even party, but there are only so many hours in a week. Develop a realistic weekly schedule and do your best to stick to it.

Organize - Develop a system for keeping papers, handouts, assignments, and so forth for each class together. Also, a daily planner is almost essential for keeping track of due dates, tests, and other significant dates.

Commit - If you really want a college education and all the benefits you can receive from it, you can have it. You must, however, make the decision that your education is important to you and that you will do everything in your power to achieve it. That means putting your education very high on your list of priorities, devoting the time and effort necessary to do your best, and at times sacrificing more immediate goals and desires for your future ones.

Seek Help - The college offers many services to assist students with completing their education. The Academic Success Center is just one of them. Many services are listed in the Student Handbook as well as in the College Catalog. If you are having difficulty in either your academic or personal life, check out the services available at the college to help you. A good place to begin is the Academic Success Center in E Building. Your instructors and the ASC can also be great sources for finding the help you need.

Persevere - Practically everyone who has ever gone through college has become frustrated and has had thoughts of giving up. College Students face many pressures and at times the amount of work might seem insurmountable. There will also be times when you are disappointed with grades, frustrated with teachers, and simply tired of all the hassle getting an education seems to involve. But you must make up your mind to persist. The payoff in self-esteem and future income can be immeasurable.