The days of barely scraping by and still being able to move on to the next year in high school are long gone, and for some students this is a shock. Some classes are a lot harder than others, and many crumble under the boulder of pressure and decide to just leave.
Communication plays a major role in a student’s success. Humans aren’t meant to be solitary creatures. It’s OK to lean on each other when necessary.
Faculty members and other students are available to provide extra help, as long as that help is asked of them. There’s no need to sit staring at the same math problem for hours on end wishing that the answer will just magically appear.
Many first-year students don’t make it to their sophomore year because they think college isn’t for them. There was a reason they entered college in the first place. That reason is why it’s important to fight for your dreams and to continue to persevere until the end.
Often, without a degree, people are stuck working jobs they hate because they have no other option.
Sticking with the trials of college will be its own reward, eventually. The ability to have the dream job, the one that seems more like a hobby than a chore, is finally made possible.
We all come to college with some dream in mind. Some of us want to become doctors, scientists, dentists, nurses, world famous musicians or just have enough money to survive in a world with ever-growing prices on necessities, like having a home.
Whatever the reason, the goal is to maintain a degree in order to achieve those dreams. What’s truly sad is when those dreams are tossed away before they’re even given a chance to truly become some semblance of reality.
Everyone learns the same information in different ways. Some students are visual learners, while others learn better by example, but not all instructors are able to teach so that the needs of each individual student in the classroom are met.
Tutors allow for students to learn and understand information that they aren’t able to in the classroom.
What’s great about USD is that there are tons of tutoring opportunities available, particularly those in the math emporium and the writing center. Faculty and staff are more than willing to make time for students that need and want the extra help with their classes.
No one is perfect, life is meant to be hard. The experiences in college will not only open the doors to that dream job, but will give experiences that will aid people in becoming who they were meant to be.
USD is more than willing to help students succeed, all they have to do is ask for help from the many resources available to them.