Recognize that the world is your report card.
There’s a ‘buddy movie’ that came out a while back called “Thelma and Louise” about two women taking a road trip together.
One of the women is always setting the bar really low for herself and not expecting much of anything to come her way. Her friend keeps telling her, “you get what you settle for.”
Perhaps your most important student success tip is this: You too get what you settle for! You’re investing a lot of time, energy and effort into this whole education thing, so why not make the most of it!
So just how do you know you have reached success as a student? Answer: You must recognize that the world is your report card!
Lots of people tell me they aren’t quite sure if what they’re doing is working or not, and for Pete’s sake, how are you supposed to know anyway?
If you want to know how effective you are with your overall student success it’s easy to tell. Whether you are tuning in or not, the world is keeping score for how effective your student success has been. Think of your results in the world as your report card.
Are you making friends in school, making good grades, and moving forward in planning your future career? Tah Dah. What you’re doing is working.
Do you feel like a gerbil on one of those little wheels, exerting a lot of effort and getting absolutely nowhere? Time to re-adjust your actions.
You see, there is a part of you that really does know if what you’re doing is contributing to your student success.
The only questions are, are you ready for that reality check, and what will you do to adjust your approach and move forward?
As a former academic advisor and assistant professor at the United States Air Force Academy, Crystal Jonas knows what it takes to make college students more successful, and enjoy school whole lot more. Find out more about student success for college students.
Ask about speaking or coaching for your students or faculty. Call Crystal at 719- 291-0366.