The following are helpful hints to help you achieve success at Delaware State University inside and outside of the classroom.
“You're here because you're smart”
Successful Students . . .
- have clear educational goals. (Try writing your goals down on paper.)
- are active learners who learn for the sake of learning.
- have good study skills.
- are interested in their coursework.
- have the will to succeed.
Effective Students . . .
- have a regular study schedule.
- usually work at the same time each day.
- work mostly in a regular study place.
- review notes soon after a lecture.
- do not get easily distracted.
- do not need exams for motivation.
(adapted from Walter Pauk, How to Study in College, 4th edition, p. 5 and 14)
To achieve successfully and to be effective you need to:
- Keep academics as your priority!
- Attend each class regularly. Be sure to participate in class!
- Find supportive peers with similar academic goals.
- Meet with your Adviser and instructors regularly.
- Get to know and utilize University resources. Don't be afraid to ask questions of your Professor and Residence Life staff members - they are here to help you!
- Do your assignments on a daily basis.
- Buy and read necessary text for class.
- Always read before your classes, and write down questions to ask your professor/Instructor.
- Schedule study time everyday. Don't let assignments and studying pile up.
Get involved in an activity on campus. DSU has numerous organizations for student involvement - see what different
organizations have to offer and get involved. Some students suggest getting involved in at least one organization or
activity. Other students suggest the rule of three: get involved in DSU's version of an organization you were involved
with in high school (i.e. glee club, student government), get involved in a second organization related to your major, and
get involved in a third organization that is completely new to you.
- Get to know your instructors. They are a valuable resource.
- The moment you feel overwhelmed in any area of life, seek assistance.
- Become a good time manager!
- Strive for excellence.
- Find a study environment that meets your learning needs. (Library, your room, the lounge, outside under a tree etc.)
- Set goals for yourself; find someone that can hold you accountable to your goals.
- Ask a staff or faculty member to be a your Mentor !
- If you don't understand something, seek clarification.
- Always, always ask Questions!!
Below are a few important resources from which you can seek assistance.
The following are websites that can help you with your study skills:
The following are GPA calculators: