Getting off to the right start academically is HUGE! It will save you time and aggravation in the years to come. Here are some tips that might help you out -

1. Know What Kind Of Learner You Are

Understanding how you learn can be half the battle. Whether you're a visual, auditory, reading/writing, kinesthetic, or multimodal learner, it helps to know how you process and retain information, and how to adapt your style to the way material is presented, if necessary.

Follow the link below to take a quick learning styles inventory, and to learn a little more about different learning styles:

2. Develop Good Note-Taking Skills

Many students start college and are confused about how exactly to take notes. Although a lot depends on what works for you, there are several methods out there. Read up on different note-taking styles, and practice the one that fits you and your classes. The earlier you develop effective note-taking techniques, the better. This link will take you to some helpful information about note-taking.

Here's more information on note-taking.

3. Stop Procrastinating

Procrastination can kill your semester academically. And there is nothing worse than that heavy feeling hanging over your head when you know there are other things you should be taking care of. (Believe me, I know what I'm talking about.) If you can figure out why you're procrastinating and how to manage your procrastination before it manages you, things will be less stressful, and you'll have better grades. Follow this link to find out more about why we procrastinate, and how to stop. Now. Don't wait.

Here's more information on procrastination.

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Verse of the Year

Anyone who listens to my teaching and follows it is wise, like a person who builds a house on solid rock.

Matthew 7:24