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Letter from the BBNC Education Foundation Executive Director

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Camai,

A new school year brings with it a world of new possibilities and fresh starts. As students head back to school, it is important set ourselves up for a successful academic year. For college students, here’s a few ideas to consider:

  • Attend your first day of class! It can be super tempting to skip the first day when introductions and handing out the course syllabus are on the agenda. But this is an important day to start getting to know your classmates and professors, as well as receiving information that isn’t detailed in the course descriptions. Resist the urge and head to class.
  • Treasure your syllabus! As soon as you receive it, don’t toss it in your backpack or throw it out. A syllabus is your road map to great grades. Make a schedule of all your deadlines and assignments and add them to your calendar.
  • Create a study group! Making friends is important for your social life, and it’s equally important for your success at school. Participating in study groups is like getting a free group of tutors and it helps you with different methods of studying for your classes. If you’re not sure who to partner with, you can always ask your professor or academic advisor for ideas on who might be interested in meeting up.
  • Take time to take care of you! That means setting a regular sleep schedule and making sure you are paying attention to your nutrition, exercise and getting outside. Your studies will be much easier when you are feeling charged up and ready to go. You can check out more ideas for back to school with our ongoing series “Ask Angela” when you follow BBNC Education Foundation (BBNCEF) on Facebook. Be sure to share your own tips too!

You can check out more ideas for back to school with our ongoing series “Ask Angela” when you follow BBNC Education Foundation (BBNCEF) on Facebook. Be sure to share your own tips too!

Do you have ideas for the BBNC Education Foundation? You can always reach me at (907) 265-7875 or atowns-bain@bbnc.net.