What Will Make a Student Succeed?

Students who earn a college degree attend their classes and study at least 20 hours a week, writes Scott Swail of Educational Policy Institute on College Puzzle. They ask for tutoring help and use the academic support center to learn time management and study skills. During breaks and holidays, they read and work ahead. Finally, they make friends.

Our successful students made friends with other students. They would hang out with them, study with them, and yes, even party with them. They joined clubs, volunteered, and played in intramural sports and academic challenge groups.

Go-it-alone students who skimp on studying and cut classes usually don’t make it to a degree.

While this quote is from Community College Spotlight, it refers to all students.

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