Next semester will be here before you know it

The semester is nearly over — can you feel it yet? The pressure, the stress, don’t let it get to you.  You can get help and learn some techniques to help you in the future.

It takes diligence, but right now it’s more important than ever to stay on top of your assignments and deadlines.

Staying ahead, or at least, keeping up and not falling behind, is extremely important right now.

Just know that you’re not the only one.

We all feel as though we’ve been smacked in the face with the reality of our various courseloads.

I know I do.

I just want to encourage you to do whatever you can to maintain the “A” I’m sure you all have, right now.

If you’re like me, and are taking a speech class, don’t get overwhelmed! The language lab can be lifesaver for you right now, I promise.

Are you trying to make it through that English class? The language lab can help you, too.

Likewise, the math lab is available to those of you struggling with your math courses.

Vol State has a variety of student resources which are at your disposal.

Don’t wait until the night before a paper is due to stop by the language center and speak with a language center tutor.

Staying on top of studying can alleviate stress.

Even if you’re not yet struggling, don’t wait until it’s too late!

Vol State has resources to help you succeed.

I encourage you all to take advantage of them.

If you need a tutor, you could try the disabilities office or the TRiO student support services.

I, myself have utilized TRiO’s tutoring program and it make all of the difference in the world.

One of the things that has helped me is setting the bar high.

I promise that if you can attain a good GPA, you will want to maintain that GPA.

Having some success under your belt not only boosts your confidence, but also gives you a standard to live up to.

I know community college isn’t the first thing you think of when you hear about the “college experience,” but these are the days when you can take your life into your own hands and really be proud of what you’re doing.

You never know, you might find something you’re really passionate about that will shape the rest of your life.

Or you might just squeak by with your GPA intact, which is a pretty good consulation prize.

Either way, right now is when it’s more important than ever to keep up the pace. Don’t let yourself fall behind. You won’t regret the hard work, because it truly does pay off. Good luck!

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