My College Success Story

It’s only my first semester of college and I am already feeling the heat. But it’s ┬ánot like my classes are necessarily hard – they’re just time consuming and I have yet to find the balance between school, work, and having a social life. Much less time for other responsibilities like housework. I know that eventually I will have to crack down and find the balance – but for now, it’s kind of disheartening to see how someone who could be at the top of their graduating class could struggle so much with procrastination (which was never really a problem for me, honestly!)

Being there is more than half of the battle. (photo by Sean MacEntee)

Being there is more than half of the battle. (photo by Sean MacEntee)

My College Success Story is a website where college kids (just like you!) can go and either submit or read about other’s successes for the purposes of “…empowering academic, college, and career success.” In one of my past articles, I talked about how Tijuana Flat’s back story is a college kid’s success. You can view that post here. It’s the same concept, except on a smaller scale.

One trend I did see that I didn’t particularly like about the website is that majority of the

The website serves as a place to learn study skills for the home, to view success stories and become motivated to be the best you can be in college, and a place where you can become academically successful.

They even have a tangible book that you can pick up at a major distributor, such as Barnes and Nobles, if you want a physical copy.

If their book doesn’t do as much for you as you would like, they also have a section of their website dedicated to tools for success, such as articles on:

  • Academic Success in the New Year
  • Advanced Active Reading to Learn Key Concepts
  • Back to School/Back to Campus: How To Make This Year YOUR Year!
  • College Reading: How Much Effort and How Much Spending on Textbooks
  • College Reading: Making the Most of a Whole Textbook
  • College Reading: Set Yourself Up for Success
  • College Study Do’s and Don’ts: Tips for Thriving in College
  • The Course Syllabus: Know It, Love It, Understand It, Benefit From It
  • “Dress” Your Writing Assignment to Impress: How to “Package” Your Paper To Please Your Professor
  • Effective Note Taking: Critical Note Taking Do’s and Don’ts
  • Eight Ways to Improve Your Memory
  • First-Year Success: 25 Tips to Help You Survive and Thrive Your Freshman Year
  • A Five Component Plan for Writing a Research Paper
  • Five Fundamental Problems to Avoid in Your Research Papers
  • The Five-Paragraph Formula for College Writing
  • Five Tips for Managing Multiple Deadlines
  • Four Student Behaviors That Will Endear You to Professors
  • Going the Extra Mile to Impress Your Professors
  • How to Develop a Topic for Your Paper
  • How to Write an Abstract
  • How’s Your Word Usage
  • Identifying, Understanding, and Evaluating Research Studies

…And much, much more!

There is something for everyone. Everyone can benefit from this site. There is no question about it.

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