Are you part of the nearly 45 percent of Americans who say they make New Year’s Resolutions? The tradition dates back to the ancient Babylonians who made promises to the gods in an effort to gain their favor. While we’ve been keeping the tradition ever since, today our resolutions focus on self-improvement.
Reflection to Resolutions
January 1st is a great opportunity to make resolutions to change academic habits that aren’t working for you. Think back over the last semester.
- How successful were you?
- Did you meet your goals?
- Were your goals attainable?
- How well did you balance your academic requirements with the other areas of your life?
- Did you manage your time as effectively as you could?
- Did you work hard enough to achieve your goals?
- If you worked hard, do you need to find ways to work smarter so you can maximize your study time?
Potential academic resolutions lie in your answers to these questions. If everything is running smoothly, that’s great! But if it isn’t, what do you want or need to change? If Plan A isn’t working, then it’s time to move to Plan B or even Plan C. No plan is ever perfect. You should always be updating and changing your plan based on your needs. What worked for you in the past may not work in your current situation. So, make a new plan and meet your goals for academic success.
Resolutions to a New Plan
If you want some help creating a new plan, the Student Success Center has a wide range of resources to help you find what you need. Visit our On Demand Support page to find materials that provide support and guidance. And if you don’t see what you need, tell us what you are looking for. Use the Academic Coaching Request form to make an appointment with a Learning Specialist for personalized guidance and advice. We will work with you to find what you need.
Learn from the traditions of ancient Babylon. Make your resolutions for the new academic year. The Student Success Center is here to help if you. We want you to have a very successful New Year.