Becoming a Successful Student

Throughout this book, you have learned different strategies for becoming a successful student — academically, socially, and even financially. Now it’s up to you to put it all together and make college work for you.

Here’s a final chance to analyze your strengths and weaknesses and make a plan to improve. Here is a list of attitudes and behaviors — those of unsuccessful students on the left, and successful students on the right. Make on X on the line below each item, showing where you feel you are in this area.

As you look at these lists, can you identify some of your strengths? Can you see areas for improvement?

Would you rather feel fear, discouragement, disappointment, frustration, and failure or would you prefer hope, confidence, excitement, and success? Make sure your attitudes and behaviors will yield these results!

Change doesn’t usually happen overnight, but it can happen. Education is a big chance for changing who you are for the better. When you graduate, you should find yourself not only more knowledgeable but also more responsible, more capable, more confident, and more wise.

Best of luck!