6 Good Reasons You Should be Going to Class Every Day!

This is Where it's HappeningYou want a good reason to go to School?  Here are six right here:

1.  It’s expensive to pay and not go.

It’s your money.  Okay, maybe your parents are helping too?  Either way, don’t you just hate it when you pay for something and then don’t use it?  Like that text book you bought and never looked at again?  Make sure you get the most of your investment by going!

2. Your professor may put a high premium on attendance.

Funny thing is, she may even say she doesn’t care if you come or not.  But I don’t recommend you test her.  Not going shows you don’t care, and you sure don’t want the teacher thinking you don’t care about what she has to say.

3. It’s a responsible habit that can have long-term payoffs.

We’re grown ups now.  We keep our commitments.  Signing up for a class is like saying, “I’ll be there.  Count me in.  See you there.” Few people stand behind their commitments, so if you’re someone who does, you will distinguish yourself from the masses out there, and be well respected at school, then in your chosen career.

4. You will learn more than if you stay away.

You are working way too hard to make good grades if you start missing class.  It’s one of the biggest kept secrets to making the grade in college.  Prep before class, and when you are there listen, and review soon after.  Piece of cake, and a lot less work than any other method out there.

5. You get to know other students in the class.

And this is a good thing.  Not only do you get to hear the great questions of others that you might not have thought to ask, you may also find others to study with so you don’t have to struggle in a subject you find more difficult.  Let’s not forget either that school isn’t just about making the grade and graduating, it’s also about making friends you may keep the rest of your life.  A good place to find those friends is right there in class.

6. It’s where the answers are.

How else will you know what’s on the test?

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College Success Speaker, Crystal Jonas- Bio Link

Hi, I’m Crystal Jonas,

As a former academic advisor and assistant professor at the United States Air Force Academy, I know what it takes to make college students more successful, enjoy school whole lot more.

Ask about speaking or coaching for your students or faculty. Call me at 719- 291-0366.

Going Beyond the GPA

If Your College GPA is Not a True Measure of Future Success, What is?

Balancing GPA, with everything elseI was once an Assistant Professor of English at the US Air Force Academy for 7 years and I’m here to tell you that I think it’s great if you’re making good grades.

I’m also saying, a good GPA will only take you so far.

Now, this is either good news or bad news, depending on how you see it.

I tell students my goal is to help the them “Cash in on the College Investment.”

The goal of getting maximum ROI (have you heard that business term before?  It means “return on investment.”) is to launch a great career upon graduation from college.

Which means what?

To get the most return on your college investment, you:

A) Have grades good enough to stay in college

B) Have grades good enough to inspire your teachers to want to help you make the right contacts in the ‘real world.’

C) You do all you can to prepare for that job while still in school

D) All of the above

The answer?  D of course.

Success goes beyond the grades.  So make sure you’re living a balanced life with this in mind.

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College Success Speaker, Crystal Jonas- Bio Link

Hi, I’m Crystal Jonas,

As a former academic advisor and assistant professor at the United States Air Force Academy, I know what it takes to make college students more successful, enjoy school whole lot more.

Ask about speaking or coaching for your students or faculty. Call me at 719- 291-0366.