学生是一份全职工作! 这就是你的教育, and we do not want you to look back during your senior year and say, “我希望我有, 或者我希望我能做到, 或者我应该.” Make the most of your education while you are here. Below are some tips for the best ways to make that happen.
自己做决定! 寻求建议, 收集信息, and using your instincts are all good ideas when making decisions. Remember, though, the choices you make are yours alone; accept responsibility for them!
学习是你的首要任务! There are many things to do in a college environment, and it is very easy to get distracted from 为什么 你在上大学. We want you to be involved in all aspects of college, but remember to stay focused on 为什么 you are here and make academics and studying your top priority.
去上课! Did you know that every time you don’t go to class, you are wasting money? Even if your instructor does not take attendance, you are missing out on the class material that is going to help you be successful in learning. Grades and learning make a difference, so don’t miss out on the opportunities being afforded to you.
使用计划表! When you were preparing to start the semester, did you purchase a day/schedule planner? 你知道它在哪里吗? Many students (or family members) purchase one, but then it gets hidden in the back of the closet or under the bed. Or maybe your phone has a scheduling feature. Start the semester off on a good foot by filling it in, and then use it. When you get your class syllabus at the first class meeting, 项目到期时填写, 考试开始了, 等. You will be amazed at how helpful it will be in preparing and studying.
了解你的导师! You will meet with your adviser at the start of the fall semester, and again in October to do schedule planning and registration for your spring classes. We hope you will also meet with your adviser at other times, to say hi and let your adviser know how things are going. 你的导师就在那里等着你, 还有当你需要帮助的时候, so be sure to get to know your adviser and let them know if there is anything you need. 你的顾问是你的资源, 所以即使他们不知道答案, 他们会帮你查出来的, and refer you to the place where you need to go for assistance.
了解你的导师! Are you intimidated to go talk with your class instructor? 不要! They are human beings just like you, and are here for you. None of us at PSU would be here if we didn’t like being with students and care about your education, so go talk with your instructors; introduce yourself. If you are struggling with any of the course material, ask your instructor for help. We all want to see you succeed, so don’t be hesitant to seek help when you need it.
研究! We hear from many students that they may have studied about an hour or two a day in high school. 这在大学是行不通的. Did you know that the faculty expects that you are going to study two to three hours outside of class for every hour you are in class? This may not occur with every class or every instructor, but keep it in mind as a general rule of thumb.
按时完成任务! Did you know if you try to turn in an assignment late, 老师可能不会接受, 或者是否被接受, may take points off because of its lateness? Use your planner to keep track of when assignments are due. 不要拖延!
使用psu提供的服务! There are many people and services here at Plymouth to help students be successful, so take advantage of all there is early on and often:
- 去 普利茅斯学术支持服务 为一个或多个课程请家教.
- 如果你正在与时间管理作斗争, 大多数学生都这样做, 尤其是在大学的第一年, 去通行证办公室找人谈谈.
- Do you think you have studied and prepared well for an exam and then got to the classroom that day and gone blank? Get help from the PASS Office on the best ways to prepare for exams.
- If you are enrolled in a math course and are having difficulty, or just want someone to go over the material with you to make sure you fully understand it, go to the Math Center on the third floor in Hyde Hall.
- The Writing Center will help you with all aspects of writing, from the draft of a paper to the finished product.
- 你想家了吗? 你正在为个人问题而挣扎吗? The 冰球突破 Counseling Center has wonderful counselors to help students, 所以去找人聊聊吧.
- 你室友有问题吗? 和你的CA和RD谈谈. They will work with you to resolve whatever issue there is, and find the best solution possible.
DON’T HIDE FROM PROBLEMS; GET HELP! Are you in a rut and have no idea how to get out of it? Have you blown off a bunch of classes, are failing some, don’t know where to turn? Don’t stay in your room and hide from the issues. 与人交谈! 和你的导师谈谈，和医生谈谈. 泽尔在本科学习办公室, talk with someone in the Undergraduate Advising Center, or talk with Dean Furlone in the Student Affairs Office. 冰球突破都会来帮你, but you have to let us know what is going on so we can look at all your options.
READ YOUR E-MAIL AND CHECK YOUR HUB SUITE BOX! Do you know that everyone on campus communicates with you via e-mail and/or sends information to your HUB Suite box? Don’t ignore either; you need to check both (even your Junk Mail) on a regular basis and take care of any business you may need to tend to.
保持健康! 认真对待你的健康. 充足的睡眠, 适当的吃, 得到锻炼, and positively dealing with stress all impact your college success, 所以要好好照顾自己.