Tips For Academic Success

Houston Baptist University Academic Success Center.

Planning and Managing Time, Procrastination, Setting Priorities  
  • Do you schedule study time?
  • When you find a class challenging, do you seek help? 
  • Do you keep a calendar of important deadlines?

Is College Really Worth It?
  • Is attaining a college degree important to you or your parents? Why?
  • Are you ready to dedicate yourself to four years of continuous study?

Identifying and Setting Goals
  • What are three things you would like to learn during your time at HBU?
  • What is your personal definition of success?
  • What habits must you change in order to achieve greater success?

Self-Confidence, Dealing with Setbacks, Overcoming Pessimism, Test Anxiety
  • When an instructor calls on you, are you nervous that you won’t give the correct answer?
  • Do you feel incompetent if you ask for assistance on a project?
  • Do you get anxious before you take an exam?
  • Do you get anxious about team projects?

Creating a Study Zone, Finding an Ideal Study Location, Improving Memory, Managing Time, Problem-Solving SkillsReading & Writing Skills, Test-Taking Skills
  • How many hours do you typically study for a test?
  • What kinds of grades do you get?
  • Where do you study?
  • Do you study better in a group or alone?
  • Do you schedule study time?

How to Approach Faculty for Help, Improving Listening Skills  
  • Is it hard for you to listen if there are other activities happening around you?
  • Does your note-taking reflect what the professor is discussing in class?
  • Are you comfortable asking questions in class?

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