Follow-Up Planning / College Success
College Success has been studied extensively by the universities themselves. Several success factors have been identified. However, no sure-fire formula exists to guarantee that you will either succeed or fail in this next step in your personal development. Here are some of the characteristics of the students who enroll and go on to complete college or "succeed."
A Personal Goal
To be a success, you need to know where you are going. Successful students have goals. If you are exploring, likely to change your major, or are undecided, get help by contacting the counseling department for an array of options.
Solid Basic Skills
Successful students have a sense that they can succeed. They identify what skills they need and acquire them. What English, math or performance skills must you master to reach your goal? Are you willing to build them solidly?
College Study Habits
Successful college students have stronger reading, listening, note taking, library research, testing/performance skills and study habits than those who drop out. Evaluate you collegiate study skills.
The students who are connected with others on campus are more successful than students who merely attend classes and leave. Consider joining the Associated Students (AS) or one of the many campus clubs that reflect your interests.
Successful students get the job done. They learn to manage time for college, work, and play. They accept the responsibility for disciplining themselves. Start the process now. Work at it; revise it. Allow space for yourself.
Congratulations on the first step to success, completing your testing, orientation, and advising sessions. Evergreen Valley College has many other resources to help you. Learn what they are-keep your enrollment materials; start a personal file; talk to others about classes, instructors, and campus procedures. Assert yourself. Ask for help; ask for information. Begin by reviewing this workbook.
Success is a Process
Researchers believe success is determined by the way people approach life and its problems. Successful students cope and persist better than drop-outs. These researchers tell us that small successes breed larger successes, greater self-esteem, and a willingness to take charge of one's life.
Don't Be Afraid to Ask!
Any time you're unsure about course selections or requirements, ASK A COUNSELOR OR STAFF MEMBER!
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