Stacy Mitchell: Keys to College Success
If possible, stay at school until your work is done.
This is the best advice I have heard students give each other. I completely agree. When you are at school, you are in the right frame of mind to learn and to get work done. Even though it may feel like there are distractions on campus, when you get home your distractions will increase. Take advantage of every moment at school.
Find a resource on campus
Western has resources to help with just about anything. ASK! Your instructors or any Western staff will help you find what you need. Don’t wait to use these resources, whether they are academic, wellness, or financial. They are here for you at any time!
Don’t wait to use these resources, whether they are academic, wellness, or financial. They are here for you at any time!
Use the Student Health Center
If you use the Student Health Center, your health care bills will be much smaller. Whoever pays the healthcare bill in your world (it might be you), the Student Health Center can be billed to your student account and save you amazing amounts of money. Real doctors, real x-rays and real prescriptions are there for students with 6 credits or more. If you are not healthy, you will not learn well.
Communicate with your instructors
Your instructors want to establish a relationship with you. They really do! Reach out to them in a conversation before class or after class, in an email, or in a voicemail. When you contact them, they understand that you value your education and are interested in being successful. When you get to know your instructors, your learning is more enjoyable.
Article by Stacy Mitchell, a communication skills instructor at Western
This article is part of Western Student Government's Advice for Students. More articles can be view here.