First Week(s): Mapping your schedule

Get ahead with organizing your semester calendar.

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: Get to Work!

The only place where success comes before work is a dictionary. -Vidal Sassoon Success does not just appear. Success requires effort. If you look around at successful people and believe that they received good things while sitting around watching TV, you are sorely mistaken. You have to get off the couch and out into the … Continue reading Monday Motivation: Get to Work!

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: 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

College Financial 101: Hello Digit!

College is a great place to fine tune academic and time management skills. College is also a great place to begin focusing on improving budgeting skills. Whether your parents are paying for your tuition or you are taking loans and paying for school yourself, learning how to manage and save money is important. I am … Continue reading College Financial 101: Hello Digit!

8 Tips for How to Use Thanksgiving Break Effectively

Yay! This week is Thanksgiving Break! Three days off from school, a super long weekend, friends and family to see, tons to eat…and homework to do?! Yikes! I thought this was a BREAK!! First year (and even second year) college students tend to see Thanksgiving break as a welcome vacation from academic stress and exhaustion … Continue reading 8 Tips for How to Use Thanksgiving Break Effectively

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

Get on Track for the New Semester III: Tools Aimed to Keep You on Track #1

Getting you back on track academically involves more than just saying you want to stay on track. Getting on track and staying on track requires using tools designed to help you create and sustain good habits. Wanting to do well and making the effort to do well are two different things. The previous post in … Continue reading Get on Track for the New Semester III: Tools Aimed to Keep You on Track #1

Get on Track for the New Semester II: Getting Real

So, grade-wise things did not go as you hoped last semester. Let's start to get things back on track as you begin this new semester. The first thing to tackle when reflecting on what happened last semester and planning on how to improve things in this coming semester is yourself. That’s right: Y.O.U. You must … Continue reading Get on Track for the New Semester II: Getting Real