Any student at LNU-MSU can succeed by claiming his or her education and making a true effort to follow simple proven techniques. If you do these things, mastering the objectives of each course, LNU-MSU promises you will succeed!
You are a college student now. You own your education. It is your responsibility to get to class, do your work, seek tutoring when needed and monitor outside activities and their effect on your academic work (whether social events or sports). We will not send a report card to your parents or call anyone if you don't show up to class. As a college student, you are now responsible for your academics.
10 Steps to Success
- Make it YOUR GOAL to GRADUATE! Commit to your goal. Write it down. Be specific and personal. Post it where you can see it and read it every day; see yourself in a cap and gown receiving your diploma. YOU are the one responsible for achieving your goal.
- Go to class! Go to every class. Be on time. If you must miss a class, contact the instructor before you miss the class.
- Do all the homework and assignments and turn them in on time.
- Do all the reading, write an outline of the main points, keep it and discuss it with someone.
- Visit each of your instructors and your advisor during their office hours and communicate with them by email.
- Use the FREE tutoring services!
- Plan your time. Use a planner to schedule and prioritize all assignments and tests, determining when you must complete outlines, research, drafts, study or turn in final projects and papers.
- Manage your money. Make a budget and create a spending plan. Pay bills promptly. Distinguish between wants and needs. Record your spending and compare your income to your record of expenses.
- If you need help, ASK for it! Don't wait! Contact your instructor, advisor, tutor, student supervisor, or dean of academic affairs. Keep asking for help until you get it.
- GO TO CLASS!!! This is worth repeating. It is the basic building block of a college education. Take responsibility for getting to class and make this a priority!