First Week(s): Mapping your schedule

Get ahead with organizing your semester calendar.

Monday Motivation: Build Character Too

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestioningly integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office. -Dwight Eisenhower Being a leader is about the best at something, the smartest, the strongest, or the loudest. Leadership it is … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Build Character Too

Monday Motivation: Try, Try Again

Continuous effort—not strength or intelligence—is the key to unlocking our potential. -Winston Churchill As you move closer to the start of the school year, keep Churchill’s statement in mind. Continuous effort, always trying…that is the key to finding your path. Seek ways, no matter how small, to improve upon yourself from last year. Writing papers, … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Try, Try Again

Monday Motivation: Prepare+Work+Learn.

There are no secrets to success. It is the result of preparation, hard work, and learning from failure. -Colin Powell Make this a year in which you focus on your work ethic. Prepare well for classes, papers, tests, whatever. Ask for help when you need it, not because you can’t understand something but because you … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Prepare+Work+Learn.

Monday Motivation: Keep a Look Out for Open Windows

If a window of opportunity appears, don’t pull down the shade. -Tom Peters We have expectations of things we want and how we want them to happen. Sometimes, those things appear to us in a form we had not expected…which causes us to misidentify an opportunity. Sometimes the universe has a shortcut for us or … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Keep a Look Out for Open Windows

Monday Motivation: Stay Enthusiastic!

Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm. -Winston Churchill You cannot predict when you will achieve success; however, you can predict that you will not be successful if you stop pursuing something after the first time things don’t work. In order to reach success, you have to keep going. It … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Stay Enthusiastic!

#METOO at School

The #METOO movement in making waves throughout our social landscape. In the media, #METOO seems, by and large, focused on business industries, particularly the movie and broadcasting industries, which have quite publically taken action against high power men who abused their position. The ME TOO website shows that the movement encompasses far more than that, … Continue reading #METOO at School

Monday Motivation: Leave fault behind

Don’t find fault, find a remedy. -Henry Ford   College presents a lot of situations where things don’t work out the way you would like them too. Sometimes, you even fail. Such is life. It is easy to lay blame in these situations on someone or something that is not you: the professor is bad, … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Leave fault behind

Monday Motivation: Keep Moving.

Never mind a slow start...keep moving.

Get on Track for the New Semester III: Tools Aimed to Keep You on Track #2

Improving your academic performance involves using tools that help Get on Track. Tool #1 is the Calendar, Tool #2 (discussed here) is the Weekly Planner. [This post contains Amazon Affiliate links.] You may wonder: If I have a semester-long calendar, why do I need a weekly planner?! The semester-long calendar is a big-picture tool that … Continue reading Get on Track for the New Semester III: Tools Aimed to Keep You on Track #2