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  • Writer's pictureJeff Boron

Success Strategies to Empower Yourself for Academic Achievement

While you’re beginning your college journey, it’s important to give yourself the right tips, tricks, and tools for success. Research has shown that time and again, students who engage with their campus through joining clubs, utilizing resources, and developing support groups are more likely to have success academically and personally. Today, we’re providing you with a high-level guide to help you succeed in college.

Four Strategies For College Success

Academic Success Strategies

  • Time Management: Set realistic goals, prioritize tasks, and create a balanced schedule. Breaking tasks into smaller steps and using tools like calendars and to-do lists can help with organization.

  • Effective Study Habits: Develop effective study techniques, such as self-testing, spacing practice, and seeking feedback, to significantly improve long-term retention and performance. Explore different study methods and find what works best for you.

Navigating Campus Resources

  • Academic Advising: Familiarize yourself with academic advising services, which can provide guidance on course selection and academic planning, helping you stay in classes and save money by avoiding extra years.

  • Tutoring Services: Seek out tutoring services to help you with challenging subjects and improve your academic performance.

  • Career Centers: Utilize career centers to explore career opportunities and develop essential job search skills.

Building a Support Network

  • Joining Clubs and Organizations: Participate in clubs, attend campus events, and join study groups to foster connections and create a sense of belonging.

  • Forming Relationships with Professors: Seek out mentors and form relationships with professors, as these connections can provide valuable guidance and support throughout your college journey.

Overcoming Obstacles

  • Healthy Coping Strategies: Adopt healthy coping strategies, such as regular exercise, adequate sleep, and stress management techniques.

  • Seeking Professional Help: If you are struggling with mental health or adjusting to college life, seek professional help, such as counseling services.

Contact Us!

SYKTC is here to help you navigate the college planning process. We have resources for you to look through to make this confusing time easier, like All-Pro Tutoring, Complete College Prep Program, our own WNY student scholarship, help for FAFSA/TAP, and many, many more.

If you have any questions, contact us! Call us at (716)689-7477 or fill out a contact form. Don’t forget to stay up to date with our blog for more resources to make the college dream a reality.


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