Seven Pillars of AcademicSuccess in CollegeCIT 111 – Week : Five – Assignment : TwoEugene G BensonInstructor: Kimberly FischerAugust 3, 2012 The goal of college discipline and success, begins with effective habits.
Two powerful thoughts to ponder. “Enterto “Knowledge is learn, go forth power. Power to serve”. is the strength to change things”.
Seven pillars of academic successSet academic and personal goals.Choose courses carefully.Know and use your resources.Meet and get to know the faculty.Learn actively and read constantly.Manage your time well.Develop strong listening and note taking skills
First pillar: Set academic andpersonal goals.What is needed is a target.Develop a map to your target.Leave a little wiggle room.However, try to stick to the map.Be aware of college schedules … be ahead.Avoid major distractions.Thoughts become things, think good ones.
Second pillar: Choose CoursesCarefullyGet good advice for course selection.Good choices the first year is critical.Schedule classes carefully , don’t push.Remember your target as you select classes.Do not over schedule a semester.Do not under schedule a semester.Appropriate class selection makes an interesting course.
Third pillar: Know and use yourresources.Have good student relationship with instructors.Use tutoring services often.Use the library as a resource.Use the Internet as a resource.Collaborate with fellow students.Utilize the resources of your own mind.“Intelligence 10% – imagination 90%” Einstein
Fourth pillar: Meet and get to know the faculty. To know and be known is favorable. Don’t hide your light under a bushel. Speak up, gadzooks! Speak up! If you don’t know, say you don’t. Honor the faculty, but don’t lose yourself. State your ideas and accept criticism. Know yourself! ( The teacher within)
Fifth pillar: Learn actively, read constantly! Putting information into action facilitates learning. Using information in several ways broadens knowledge. Books, newspapers ,magazines, Kindle, opens the mind. Read other students papers, with open mind. If the professor has published, read them. Read, reread, and edit your own writing. A classical education is built on action.
Sixth pillar: Manage your time well!Proper time allocation is crucial!Set up a schedule then follow it.Allow for some down – time, but sparingly.Allow time for physical activity.Allow solid blocks of time for sleep.Allow time for homework, but don’t rush.Think ahead, be prepared, you’ll avoid train-wrecks.
Time Management 35 25 Work Homework 25 Family 20 Social Relaxing 15 Sleep
Seventh pillar: develop strong listening and note-taking skills.Use your eyes and ears, classroom/lab.Use as many of your senses possible.Learn to take notes as you listen.The whole brain has to be involved.After a class, re-write your notes.Get a group together and share notes.Follow your notes as you re-read assignment.
Seven Pillars for College Success CIT 111 – Five Important Tips Summary of college success tips by Gene BensonThoughts become things, think good ones. Having a good attitude towards educational success, and keeping in mind were you want to be, can become self-rewarding.Get good advice for course selection. Using experts and authorities plus other peoples experiences can lead to better choices, especially in the first formative of year college.Developed good relationships, especially You never know when these relationships maywith instructors and other good students. come in handy to bolster your knowledge, skills, and overall academic success.Make good use of resources like libraries Resources are there for a purpose. Some areand online sources plus human resources. ready-made for you, like libraries and Internet, others you develop like human resources. Find the experts and tapped their knowledge.“Speak up, gadzooks speak up” Dont become a wallflower. Be a part of the college community. But choose wisely your associations, then speak up. Whether you have questions or you can provide answers, be a part of a well-educated community of scholars.
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