I have been helping one of my favorite Tampa English Tutoring students do her college applications. Occasionally, I have helped students by reviewing their college application essays or talking with them about strategies to write a good essay on college applications.
This student’s mother asked me what advice I would give to her daughter about doing well in college. That question evokes vivid memories of my arrival at Stetson University as a freshman.
I don’t usually tell my Tampa English Tutoring clients this, but I was a not an especially good student in high school. Basically I got C’s with better marks in my English and history classes, but I decided that I would do whatever it took to be an A student in college.
And no one was more surprised than I when I earned straight As my first semester in college. I went to school before the Internet was huge, so I had to wait for a white envelope to arrive in the mailbox to learn that I was a straight A student!
How did I do it?
I never missed class… okay, almost never,…even my 8:00 am class. Part of the reason that I was such a poor student in high school was that I didn’t attend classes regularly.
The second thing I did was to start any assignment or required reading the day that it was assigned. I had read the material before I heard the lecture.
During orientation, the academic advisor told me to study two hours for every hour I attended class. Although, I am not sure that I did that, I did study enough to do well on all my exams.
I had a regular daily study routine — a time and a place that I would study every day.
I was also fortunate to make great friends who shared my interest in achieving excellent grades in college.
It fun to see a person for whom I have been a Tampa English tutor reach her senior year and apply for college. If she follows the advice about I am sure that she, too, will achieve top marks in college.
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Posted by Tampa English Tutor at 8/29/2008 10:28 AM