Midterm Results What’s Next?

Hi! My name is Kimberly Campbell a first generation college student who loves to inspire and motivate others. I hold a Bachelor’s in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Grambling State University in Grambling Louisiana. I am currently in pursuit of my Master’s degree in Mental Health Counseling with a focus on Addiction Counseling and Trauma Studies at Cambridge College.
Midterm Results is OUT!!! And now that dreadful feeling sinks in. Maybe you should have ditched that party and studied harder. So maybe you studied hard and you managed to score an A on that test or you decided to party instead and you barely passed that test. Whatever the results were, now it’s time to buckle down and make some serious changes.
I am sure that every college professor provides a syllabus at the beginning of the semester. Take advantage of your professor’s office hours and make an effort to correct your errors and get better clarification on a topic that you did not understand. This is the time to show some interest or at least some effort that you are willing to improve your grades. I was the quiet one in class, but office hours gave me an advantage to engage my professor on a one on one basis.
Find that one student who always excels in class and work with them. There is truth to the fact that the friends you keep in college can either make or break you. Team up with that person and form a study group. Ask about their study strategies and compare notes if possible. Two heads are better than one!!!
Step out of your comfort zone. So you decided to study in your bed with your favorite TV show playing, Alas!! You fell asleep and there is no more time left to study. Take advantage of your local library. Yes it might be boring or quiet, but it’s a great way to stay focused and have access to other books. Last but certainly not least, utilizing your time wisely. Time management is by far the most challenging part of a college career. But learning to create a balance between your social and academic life will go a long. Purchasing a planner and documenting your activities will not only keep you organized but it will ensure that you stay on track and not miss out on anything that is happening around campus. Remember time wasted can never be regained!

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