- read, Read, READ
- attend and be present for every class meeting
- complete every assignment
- ask questions when you don't understand
Thursday, February 27, 2014
Are You Just Showing Up?
What are you doing this week to have a great semester? It's hard to think about academic performance with Spring Break so close, but I implore you to stay focused.
I know you may think I sound like a broken record, and for that I apologize. However, there are things that I witness students doing semester after semester and year after year that can make or break their GPA. The second semester of your first year can sometimes prove to be a bigger challenge than the first, particularly if you were able to rely on high school habits to get by. There are also bare minimums that work, they do.
I've said this before and I'll say it again. Being a good college student isn't magic and it isn't rocket science, but it is work. Real work. Perhaps more work and effort than you've put into being a student before. Commit to doing more than just showing up. Commit to making school and learning a priority and you'll reap the benefits. You know I have faith that you can do it and won't have to be on the wrong side of academic probation before you believe me. Now go forth and learn!