3 Secrets to Success in College in Brownsville, TX

Are you new to college and searching for ways to do well? Here are a few simple pieces of advice that can make a huge difference in your first semester and beyond! Here are 3 Secrets to Success in College in Brownsville, TX


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3 tips to excel in College in Brownsville, TX

Remember, you are in control of your academic present and future. You cannot change the student you were in the past, nor should you. It brought you to where you are today- all of it. No doubt, you picked up some habits along the way that are less helpful than others, but now is the time to make a change for the better. Starting fresh, you can create an environment and attitude that will bring out the best in you. May this semester be the very best you have ever had! 

1. Ask a lot of questions.

No matter how random or basic, you need answers to the questions that are burning in your mind. Not sure when the final is? Ask! No clue how to get to the library? Ask. How should you be taking notes in this class? Ask. It is far less embarrassing to ask a question you assume everyone else knows the answer to than to get it wrong and find out that you really were the only one.

2. Get and stay organized.

Use a paper planner and spend at least 10 minutes at the end of every day looking over what you accomplished and what your next day holds. This will reduce your stress and keep you organized.
Also, minimize distractions when you are planning. It takes both the left and right brain to successfully think, remember and plan ahead. Try to spend the time with your planner in a distraction-free, quiet environment. Right before bed is best.

3. Get the most out of feedback.

It can be tempting to shove that quiz or returned paper in a folder and forget about it. Don’t! Make sure to review any comments the teacher/professor may have written. If you have questions on what they mean, see number 1.
Visit office hours or ask for a moment of time after class to review feedback together. If little or no feedback is given but you still got a lower grade than expected, ask for more! Yes, it can be uncomfortable asking for “judgement” on something you worked hard at, but you will have no idea what to do different for the next paper or test that could improve your grade. Logic must win here. Do not repeat behaviors that yield poor results.



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