Seven Keys for Academic SUCCESS
1. Study with and Get to Know Other Students
2. Use a Study Schedule and Time Management Strategies
3. Come to Every Class Session
- Commit yourself to learning and growing every day as a student.
- Be positive about your journey through college. Whenever you think to yourself that you cannot succeed at something in your coursework, say to yourself, “Yes I can!”
- Review a PowerPoint Presentation on “Hard Work” created by English instructor Kathleen Founds (listed as KFPP below)
4. Communicate with Your Instructor
- Go to office hours listed in the college directory. Your chance to talk with instructors one-on-one. Your instructor wants you to be successful.
- Email your instructor. Remember to keep communication professional and respectful; review the syllabus/assignment before you write the email.
5. Expect to Use Textbooks and Readings
7. Support Services Are Here for You - Free!
- Academic Assistance
- The HUB, Tutoring and Academic Support
- English Learning Center: ESL, Reading, and Writing. Drop-in.
- Math Learning Center. Drop-in.
- Tutoring Center: Multi-subject. By appointment, weekly, all semester.
- STEM Center – Support for Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Courses – Room 834
- Accessibility Support Center if you think you may have a learning difference, non-visible or physical challenge. Room 1073.
- Classes, short courses, and workshops on Academic Success throughout the Semester. Look for courses at The HUB and in the Schedule of Classes, including:
- College Study Skills, Counselling and Guidance 52, or Academic Survival Skills, CG 205
- Library and Watsonville ILC
- Textbooks on Reserve
- Computers and laptops with Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and printers
- Study rooms, for both quiet and group study
- 50,000 print books, 150,000 eBooks, article databases, citation guides
- Computer Technology Center (Room 1400, Aptos Campus)
- Over 200 computers available with printing and tech support
- Remember to take care of yourself. Arrive early, well rested and nourished. Use the Cabrillo Student Health Services for medical services and personal counseling. Room 912.
- Learn about your long and short-term financial resources and needs at the Student Resources & Success Network
and explore on and off-campus student resources.