How to Excel Academically

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Get Advice & Ask Questions
  • Meet with an adviser at least once a semester!
  • If you receive an email from the college or your department expressing concern about your progress, you are expected to respond!
  • Early intervention is critical.
  • ASK QUESTIONS ALONG THE WAY! It is never the wrong time or the wrong question to ask any adviser.
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Manage your Time & Self-Monitor
  • Create a daily, weekly, and semester plan for yourself!
  • Ask yourself, "Are my study skills working for me?"
  • "Is the schedule I have set for myself working?"
  • "Do I know about all the resources available to me?"
Have an academic mindset / lifestyle ... lecture-to-lecture instead of test-to-test
Value Quality over Quantity & Work Lecture to Lecture
  • Quality grades and a balanced schedule is better than taking more hours and receiving less quality grades.
  • Work lecture-to-lecture not exam-to-exam. Do not let deadlines or exam dates drive your motivation and schedule. Working lecture-to-lecture will allow you to really learn the material, ask questions, and will eliminate unnecessary stress and frustration.