Tip of the Week
April 25, 2018
The ABCs for college students
The ABCs aren't just for younger students. They can be helpful to college students, too.
A=Academics. Place a high priority on your studies. After all, your college education is a big investment.
B=Behavior. Behave responsibly. Some of your actions now can have a long-lasting impact on your life.
C=Concentrate. Focus on your coursework; spend 2-3 hours per credit hour studying for that class each week.
D=Determination. Not everything comes easy but you can accomplish anything if you're determined.
E=Excellence. Strive to be the best in everything you do.
F=Fun. Include time in your schedule to relax and have fun.
G=Grades. Earn good grades by taking your classes seriously and doing the work needed.
H=Honesty. Maintain a high ethical standard by staying honest in your studies.
I=Involvement. Participate in campus activities to get the full academic experience and to meet life-long friends.
J=Joy. Immerse yourself in your studies and experience the true joy of learning.
K=Kindness. Be respectful to your fellow students and teachers.
L=Learning. Find a good learning environment, a quiet place to study away from television, music, or other distractions.
M=Motivation. Develop rewards to motivate yourself if you find it difficult to study. For instance, after you study for two hours, take a walk or go to the gym.
N=News. Pay attention to what's going on in the world around you. Read a daily newspaper either in print or online, even if it's just the headlines and the first couple of paragraphs of an article. You'll be amazed at how many daily events tie in with class discussions.
O=Opportunities. Recognize class projects and assignments as opportunities to add to your knowledge and experience something new.
P=Positive. Be a positive thinker. You can accomplish a lot if you believe in yourself.
Q=Quality. Always turn in your best work. The quality of your work says a lot about you. It also establishes good habits that will serve you well in your career.
R=Rest. Adequate rest is needed to take full advantage of your classes. Staying up all night to cram for a test doesn't necessarily result in a higher grade, and may even hurt you if you can't concentrate from being too tired.
S=Student loans. Borrow student loans responsibly. Keep good records and make plans to repay them timely.
T=Time. Manage your time responsibly. Make sure you make time for each class and for each project or assignment.
U=Unusual. Don't settle for always doing the usual thing. Use your creative abilities to try new things. Take new classes and explore new topics.
V=Valiant. Make a valiant effort to do your best in your classes. You may not always get an A, but at least you will know you tried.
W=Want. Always want to learn and to learn more about the subjects you study.
X=X'ing. When taking multiple choice tests and x'ing your answer, be sure to read the question and all the possible answers completely. Don't treat multiple choice tests as multiple guess tests.
Y=Youthful. Establishing an interest in various subjects will keep you young throughout your life. Researchers have found that most of those people who enjoy life have a common, ongoing interest in learning new things.
Z=Zeal. Approach all you do with zeal, a passion for learning, and accomplishing as much as possible in your life.
Mapping Your Future®, Inc.