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In a Nutshell

FIRST-YEAR COLLEGE SURVIVAL TIPS

REMEMBER: COLLEGE IS NOT HIGH SCHOOL
Instructors care about you at MCC, but they will not do the work for you. You are responsible for reading and completing assignments on time.

SET GOALS
No one knows better than you do what you want out of life. Set short-term and long-term goals. Your goals may change, but they will continually motivate you.

ATTEND CLASS
Go to class—no excuses. What you learn from instructors and fellow students will be needed on quizzes and tests.

KNOW YOUR INSTRUCTOR
Introduce yourself to your instructor. Ask questions. Instructors are there to help.

CONSULT YOUR ACADEMIC ADVISOR, BUT BE YOUR OWN EXPERT
Your academic advisor is your best resource to plan your academic career; however, be your own expert to make sure everything goes as planned.

ASK FOR HELP
Academic Resource Centers and tutors are just two of the resources MCC has to offer. Consult Student Services for information and hours at your campus.

LEARN FROM MISTAKES
If you received an A in a class, you earned it! If you receive an F in a class, you earned that also. If you did not do well, think about what happened. Did you miss too many classes? Did you forget to turn in assignments? Learn from your mistakes.

– Instructor Sandy Wiebold

 
 
 
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