Spooky Secrets of Successful Students
October 15th, 2021
Monica Linford, College of Science academic advisor
Registration for spring semester opens November 8th. Which makes Halloween the perfect time to book an appointment with your College of Science advisor, Corinne Bigler, or me, Monica Linford, and don’t face the grim prospect of trying to register when classes are full!
If you come see us—we’ll have candy and you can play "Batty Bingo" for a chance to win either an A2 parking pass for spring semester or $100 to Amazon, your choice! We have your bingo cards and the details of how to play in room TY201.
But wait... we know fall is only halfway done and getting through it seems like a deep dark mystery! Don't worry, we got your back and want to share how students can succeed.
Here is a list of ten things successful students do:
Secrets to Success:
|See an Advisor Every Semester! They don’t bite!
|Register Early & File FAFSA Early: Don’t wait until midnight on the last day to register. You might just turn into a pumpkin!
|Go to Tutoring: Don’t wait until you are already struggling. You don’t want to get lost in the woods with a course you are not understanding. Decide to schedule tutoring from day one. Just make it part of your schedule.
|1:2 Study Rule: This rule is as old as the musty mummies in the museum. For every one credit hour, you should plan to study 2 hours.
|Take Notes: One of the best kept secrets of student success is notetaking. Taking notes can make the difference between sweet success or frightful failure in your courses.|
|Visit Professor During Office Hours: Some students would rather visit a cemetery than meet one-on-one with a professor. Trust me, they’re just regular people—not monsters.
|Self-Care: Don’t be a zombie—take care of yourself!
|Work/School Balance: This can feel more like a juggling act with knives than a balancing act on a beam 2 inches off the ground when your time is mismanaged.
|Get Involved: Students who are involved on campus graduate at higher rates than students who do not participate in extracurricular activities. Don’t ghost your classmates—do something together!
|Ask for Help! Advisors are not just for course selection and registration. They can connect you with resources for almost any problem. There are so many services on campus! Let us know what you need, we’ll point you in the right direction. If we don’t know the answer to your problem, we will help connect you with someone who does. Your advisor is your smiling jack-o-lantern—welcoming you and lighting your way.|
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