Check out this article in USA Today:
50 questions to ask if you’re disappointed with your fall grades.
By Billie Streufert December 31, 2015 6:30 pm
Fall grades got you down? Stay calm and persist on. You were admitted to college because your institution believes in you. All students encounter difficulty at some point. Faculty and staff are eager to support you. Consider the first set of questions below to affirm your strengths and assess your values.
Now that you have celebrated these things, take time to identify the choices you made and the action you can take to perform even better in the future.
Next, brainstorm your future strategies and goals in consultation with academic advisors or learning specialists. Ask yourself and these consultants the following questions:
If you feel discouraged, reframe this as a valuable opportunity. Whether you aspire to be a nurse, teacher or counselor, you will have more empathy with your clientele who are also facing difficulty because you coped with setbacks yourself. Plus, you are exerting grit and refining your study strategies, which enhances your ability to be a life-long learner. Stay optimistic and persistent. Another semester and a clean slate is ahead of you!
Billie Streufert serves at Augustana University, S.D., as the director of the Student Success Center. With more than 10 years of experience in career and academic advising, she is eager to help students discover and achieve their goals.
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