Many majors here at Penn State require students to take rigorous courses. Some
these courses and I know that the workload can be overwhelming at times. I have
found that certain work ethics have helped me get through some of the harder
classes and hopefully these strategies can help you too. This means staying up late studying a few nights a week.
Or is could mean having a one-on-one with the teacher to go over anything I may have missed. It is important to stay on
top of your work. Try not to do all of your assignments at the very last minute. In college, the saying “there
is always something to do” means that there is always work to get ahead on. It is
okay to not understand something that a professor taught. It is okay to ask
questions and have a professor or a teacher’s assistant explain a concept or problem
to you again. I have found that Penn State has many extra help options for students
here on campus. There is a free math tutoring service, Professors have office hours,
Teachers Assistants have office hours and there are also note services and tutoring
centers off campus. Lastly, you are in control of your grades. The time to be
concerned with your academic standing is right from the beginning of the semester. Not when applying to
jobs or internships because then it is too late.
Hard work pays off.