Actions and Attitudes
Of Successful Students
early for class and is ready to work at the scheduled starting time
the material that will be covered before it is covered in lecture.
notes, using the PowerPoint lectures or using a format that works for
the material that was covered after it is covered in lecture and updates
their notes to synthesize the two learning methods.
with others, either in person or online, so that they get different ideas
on what material is important and/or get troublesome areas explained by
up on the Internet, in the library, or via office hours, material that
out where they went wrong on quizzes and re-studies until they understand
punctuality in themselves and others.
their life may be busy, they are never overwhelmed with it because of good
priorities and time management practices.
clear goals for their life, short term, mid term, and long term.
clear priorities that keep those goals alive each and every day.
willing to sacrifice their current standard of living if necessary to
support the completion of their long-term goals.
the value of education as being fundamental to financial and social
success in an increasingly competitive society.†
for and insists on getting help when they think they need it.
physically and mentally healthy.
personal responsibility for their choices in life and never offer excuses
for choices that end up with negative consequences.†† They learn from those negative events
and strive to never repeat them.
Where are you in each of these?† Ask yourself, a friend, and a parent or
former teacher to rate you on these items.†
What can you change in yourself to increase your chances for