Tuesday, October 7, 2008
The whole reason we are attending college is to be successful. We all know that college graduates make more money than someone with just a high school diploma. To become successful takes a lot of effort, time, and dedication. At the college level we are actually in class about half the amount of time than in high school. This means more free time to do whatever you want right? WRONG! For every hour you sit in a college classroom they suggest two outside hours of studying and reading over the material covered in class.
One of the biggest obstacles to obtain a successful college degree is forcing yourself to go to class. Afsaneh Nahavandi states, "We do not have an attendance policy at ASU overall. Many instructors do. They might have specific rules about how many classes you can miss. Many instructors have no policy. We assume you are adults. You come to class. We hope you come to class. It is important.There is a lot of learning that takes place in class, but it is your decision, and it is up to you." Going to class is the first most basic step to succeeding.
Also I believe time management is one of the key factors in achieving student success. Do NOT leave things to the last minute. Many assignments are turned in online and have a timed deadline. Don't think because it is 10 pm and your assignment is due at midnight, that you will have plenty of time. I know it is hard to do assignments a couple days ahead of the due date, but if you have two exams that same week, it is necessary for you to plan out your days and deadlines. I recommend a planner for all college students, so that they can visualize their whole school week and plan accordingly.