Archive for October 2009
Dear Professors and Fellow Students,
As we approach the middle of the semester, I’m worried about my performance in some of my classes. Do you have any suggestions for how I can turn things around before it’s too late?
A BYU Student
Dear BYU Student,
Jay Silvester, an Olympic record holder, said that “the only time you really fail is when you stop trying.” One of the hardest things to do when classes get tough and you feel like you’re falling behind is to keep going. I have often watched other students and wondered where they get their energy to keep going even when they are so far behind it appears they will never catch up. That kind of motivation doesn’t come easy to me (or many other people, for that matter) so I have had to find ways to make myself keep going.
I have discovered that taking time to make an appointment and talk with the instructor of the class takes me several steps closer in a short amount of time. Not only can the instructor give you tips on survival, but he or she can also provide encouragement. The instructors here at BYU truly do care about their students, their students’ success, and their students’ welfare. Going to talk to a professor has saved me many times… Read more…