Talk to a counselor about what courses you should
Use a counselor for educational, career and personal
See a counselor at least once a semester.
Seek help from a counselor if you experience any
difficulties that affect your academic performance.
Get to know your
Sit up front and ask questions.
Talk with your instructors after class.
Make appointments to meet with your instructors in
Discuss ideas for term papers and class projects
with your instructors.
Learn to manage your time.
Keep a monthly calendar, a weekly schedule and a
daily "to do" list.
Stick to your calendar and weekly schedule. Don't
let yourself get behind!
Be realistic about the number of units you can take.
Use the first semester to adapt to the academic challenges of
Be aware of the symptoms of poor time management.
They are: high anxiety, stress, little sense of accomplishment,
insufficient time to study, poor grades and burnout. If you
experience any of these symptoms, make an appointment with a
counselor and review your time management skills.
Be an active learner in
Participate in classroom discussions.
Summarize major points and information in your
textbook and notes.
Do additional reading on topics that were introduced
and discussed in class.
Attend every class meeting. Be on time.
Sit near the front of the class.
Do all assignments.
Develop and practice good listening skills. Take
Use the library:
Ask the librarian for help in finding material.
Learn how to use the on-line catalog.
Acquaint yourself with the variety of resources
available in the library: research materials, class items, current
magazines and journals, books-on-tape, videos, and more.
Improve your reading and
Take classes to develop effective reading and
(ENGL 51, 52, 90, 90R, 98, 98R, 110, 110R, 120, 124)
Take advantage of free tutoring available in the
English Writing Center, 70-119.
Write a rough draft of a paper or essay and revise
it before handing it in. Have the English Writing Center
proofread your paper.
Talk to your instructors about comments they write
on papers you turn in.
Take advantage of college
Visit the Career Center, Transfer Center, Disabled
Student Services, Financial Aid, EOPS, etc.
Seek help from tutors in the various study labs and
Become familiar with all of the support services
available to students.
Get to know other students.
Get to know other students by joining clubs and
becoming an active member of Grossmont College's Associated
Form study groups with other students in your
Participate in campus
Attend art exhibits, concerts, theatrical events,
lectures and athletic events.