Welcome back everyone!
We have entered another semester and the end is near for some of us. After this semester some will be graduating or transfering, some will have just completed their first year of woodland community college and some of us will have just completed their first semester! Although it seems so far away, it is just a few short months from now!
I hope you all had a great winter break. It feels like it went by just a little too fast for me. As we get into this new year and new semester I would like to start off with a few recommendations for success.
- Stay organized.
Weather you keep track of assignments or in your phone, keep them listed somewhere. I find it very help full to use a planner. I can keep track of due dates, upcoming and current assignments and my work schedule all in one place. Don’t worry about having to purchase one, you can get a free WCC planner on campus from student services. If writing in a planner isn’t for you then I highly suggest utilizing your smart phone’s calendar or reminder app.
2. Always attend your classes
Unless you are really sick or absolutely can not miss your shift at work, then do not skip your classes. It is really easy to skip class or justify your reasoning for not going, when really you should be there. Missing too many classes can result in confusion, miscommunication and ultimately you’ll have a harder time understanding the material.
3. Do not be afraid to ask for help!
Woodland Community College has an amazing Student Success Center located in the 800 building at the end of campus. There is a tutoring center and reading and writing center (RAWC) to help you succeed in all of your classes. Visit their page for more information and hours of operation. They open the second week of school, 1/21/2019. Student Success Center
4. Visit your counselor frequently
It may seem like you got this and you don’t need help, but it is still important to see your counselor every couple months. Make an appointment or just drop in if you have any questions or concerns about your classes. If you feel you might not succeed, ask them for advice or help. Visit their office to make sure your educational plan is up to date and you are on the right track. This is what they are here for.
My most successful semesters have been the ones I would bug my counselor every month, used the student success center for help and used my planner for organization. Do not overwhelm yourself. Your success is important and I promise it is worth it.
I wish you all a successful semester this spring and look forward to hearing from you!
As always, use my contact page with any questions or concerns. I will get back to you as soon as I can!