Tips & Advice to Make it to the Finish Line

039We have rolled over the half-way hill this semester at Northwest Vista College and now we’re going for the finish line.

For some of you, graduation may be waiting. For others, Maymester, summer classes, or the fall semester is waiting. Where are you standing right now? By that I mean, how are your grades? If your grades aren’t so good right now, here are tips and advice on how to give that extra mile.

Are you having trouble in math?

Please keep in mind that NVC has a Math Lab for Cooperative Learning located in Juniper Hall room 316. There are tutors that help you with any math question you have. From experience, I can say that these tutors are excellent.

Are you behind in a subject?

Find any little time you have to get caught up. Exchange the time you use to watch TV, play video games, surf the internet, go out with friends and work on your homework.

Let your professor know that you have acknowledged that you are behind and you are working your hardest to get caught up. If you don’t let your professor know that you’re working on assignments, he or she might think you’re not trying in the class and may drop you after 3 absences (if any).

Get to know your classmates if you haven’t already! Don’t be afraid to ask someone for help or what their thoughts were with assignments; just don’t copy their work, of course.

Are you failing or think you’re going to fail?

I believe the key solution is to communicate with your professor. Ask him or her if you can redo assignments and do any possible extra credit.

Good luck!

By NVC Student Tamara Davida-Lopez


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