The purpose of this post and this blog is to share what I know, based on thirty years of working with college students, about how students can do well academically in college or university. While I currently work at a highly selective college, I have previously worked at a college which was essentially open admissions. In both colleges, students had the potential to do well if they 1) wanted to do well 2) had or created a set of academic and personal goals and 3) knew and used some active learning/study skills.
The research is clear -- successful students (and people in the world of work) share two important characteristics: clear goals and they manage their time.
I intend to use this blog to share what I know, including what I have learned from students, about doing well in college. While I am tempted to post in a logical and sequential way, I may start by making contributions based on what I am currently saying to students.
I invite your comments and suggestions.