You’ve been admitted to college, received your academic program evaluation, and registered and paid for your courses. You are excited to go back to school and complete your degree, but suddenly, panic begins to set as you wait for your term to begin. Thoughts whirl through your head:
What if I don’t have time to study?
What if I miss an assignment?
Will I fall behind so far I won’t be able to catch up?
How can I keep track of the assignments I need to complete?
You are not alone in having these thoughts! We all become a little nervous when starting something new. The key to staying calm and not panicking can be summed up in three words: motivation, organization and discipline. Mastering these three skills will help you create a game plan to steadily move forward toward finishing your degree.
How can these three skills help you survive? Let’s start with the definition of each word as it pertains to your college career.