Quintessential Study Skills Pledge

Call it a promise, plan, or credo -- just do it! Taking this pledge will help empower you to greater academic success. 

Quintessential Study Skills Pledge

pledge to perform at my highest level at all times. I want to succeed in my studies. 

pledge to maximize my academic strengths while overcoming my weaknesses. 

pledge to take control of my academic career -- and take responsibility for its success or failure. 

pledge to understand my learning styles -- and exploit this understanding to my advantage. 

pledge to strive for a healthy mind and body -- eating well and attempting to stay healthy. 

pledge to read and comprehend the syllabus from every class I take. 

pledge to actively attend every class -- taking good notes and participating in class activities and discussions. 

pledge to perfect a time management system that keeps me aware of all my upcoming assignments, tests, and projects. 

pledge to complete all assigned readings and homework assignments -- and to complete them on time rather than procrastinating. 

pledge to find a study method that works for me -- and use it to study on a daily basis. 

pledge to not wallow in my academic mistakes -- instead, staying positive and learning from them so I can become a better student. 

pledge to use the academic resources my college has to offer me and seek assistance when I need it. 

pledge to get to know -- and be known by -- at least some of my professors. 

pledge to remember that academic success does not always equate to learning, nor does learning always result in academic success. 

pledge to work hard so I can play hard -- rewarding myself when I achieve academic success. 

Questions about some of the terminology used in this article? Get more information (definitions and links) on key academic terms by going to our College Success Glossary

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