When a student drops out of college, everyone loses—the student, the college, and the greater society.
- Gayla Martindale, StateUniversity.com Blogger

Forecast Success

Did You Know?

It is critical to bolster students’ attendance and ultimately their graduation rates- because students can’t succeed if they don’t come back. And to compete in today’s global economy and qualify for high-demand jobs, students need a post-secondary education. While students arrive on our campuses motivated to learn ─ within a few weeks many are showing up late and missing assignments because they are unprepared for the college classroom. This activity will help you create a greater awareness of what it takes to succeed in your class and help students identify and emulate the behaviors of the most successful students.

Here’s how…

  • Ask some questions:
    What do you think it takes to succeed in college?
    How does the college classroom differ from high school?
    What advice would you give an incoming freshman?
  • View video.
  • Discuss the four rules of college success mentioned in the video.
  • Distribute Student Activity, review directions and complete.
    (Adapted from Semester Performance Inventory by Saundra McGuire)
  • Share one thing each person plans to do to forecast his/her success.

Above and Beyond!

Have students visit the CaCareerCafe.com and check out the #1 Success Tip – Know Your Style activity. Ask them to be ready to share their learning style information and their best learning tip at the next class meeting.