Taking the time to set goals for the upcoming semester is something every college student should do. College Success Plan Mentors prioritize goal setting exercises prior to the start of the year so that they may support students’ goals and hold them accountable. Goals are important because they give us focus, they provide a measurement for progress, they ground us, and last but not least, they motivate us!
Suggested academic goals for students:
Not only should students set their academic goals (as academics should always be the priority at college!), but they should also consider personal, social and professional goals that will lead to a well-rounded life.
Suggested social goals:
At College Success Plan we view our thorough goal-setting and goal-maintaining activities to be of the utmost importance. They provide our students with a road map for the future. If your student is plagued by indecision or experiencing anxiety surrounding his/her future, please let us help. We offer a data-driven and individualized approach that provides our students with the focus, direction and confidence they need to discover what path will offer them the greatest fulfillment!
Time is our most precious resource. Most people feel that they either have too much or too little time on their hands. Many college students report feeling that they do not have the time-management strategies they need to be successful. At CSP, we want our students to make conscious choices about their time that allow them to both meet academic expectations and set aside time for other meaningful activities. Balance in college is key, and balance cannot be achieved without the ability to effectively manage one’s time. Due to poor time-management skills, psychologist and author Dr. William Knaus estimates that 90% of college students procrastinate regularly when it comes to their work. He asserts that 25% of these students go on to become chronic procrastinators who are likely to drop out of college.
According to a 2015 Student Engagement Insights survey by Cengage:
The most common effects of poor time-management skills amongst college students include: lack of sleep, declining academic performance, chronic procrastination, poor diet and an increased risk of dropping out. Students end up being late to class, rushing through assignments and producing lower quality work. This can lead to heightened levels of stress and anxiety as well as low self-esteem. College Success Plan provides the encouragement, structure and tools necessary for students to stay on top of their work and ahead of this trend!
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College Success Plan Mentors meet weekly with students to discuss recent challenges, to work through current stressors and to set a positive tone for the coming week. We ensure each student has access to his/her accommodations, has communicated those accommodations to each professor and knows where to go on campus to receive additional support.
Our Mentors understand the harmful effects stress can have on a person’s mental, physical and emotional health. With the support of College Success Plan, students feel more in control of their lives and less stressed. Through the mentor-student partnership, we offer individualized solutions to successfully deal with organization and academics so students feel more empowered. Let us help your child experience greater success!
According to a nationwide survey of college students, Greenfield Online found that:
College Success Plan offers solutions to EACH of these problems. By following our program, our students acquire the habits and skills necessary to become organized, accountable and self-sufficient individuals!
At College Success Plan, we are devoted to strengthening our students’ executive functioning skills. Here are some signs that your student might be struggling from executive functioning weaknesses:
Amongst high school and college-aged students, executive functioning disorder can also lead to difficulty following through with college applications, meeting deadlines, making smart /safe decisions, adapting to new and unexpected situations, creating structure and schedules, managing a budget and succeeding independently at school work.
If your child is exhibiting signs of executive functioning disorder, please call us today to learn more! Make Fall 2018 an even better semester.