"SEVEN HABITS OF HIGHLY SUCCESSFUL STUDENTS"
Results of a survey of Inver Hills Community College faculty for Fall, 2000 Student Workshop
Connie Manos-Andrea, Psychology Department
1. Have an attitudeWant to learn.
Be open to learning.
Commit to learning.
Make school a priority.
Be willing to let go of old ways.
2. Set goalsEnvision what goals you want to accomplish by going to college.
Prioritize those goals.
3. ScheduleOrganize and plan ahead.
Devote 2-3 study hours per credit per week.
Be prepared for every class meeting. Have texts, assignments, lab books, notes, etc.
(This includes the first day of class.)
4. Be thereAttend every class.
Come on time.
Donít leave early.
Be actively involved in learning.
5. Do the work
Avoid procrastination. (See schedule)
Take good notes and organize notes identifying key concepts that youíve learned.
Read, read, read.
Complete the assignments.
6. Communicate and "connect"Ask, ask, ask. Question faculty, counselors, librarians, administrators, staff and students.
Actively pursue answers to your questions.
Find faculty offices and use faculty office hours.
Know and use campus resources, such as, the library, counseling, career center,
learning center, math lab, writing lab, health services, financial aid, etc.
Discuss class concepts with fellow students.
Make new friends.
Join a campus organization.
Learn peopleís names.
7. Live healthyPractice kindness and generosity.
Donít sweat the small stuff.