Encourage students to keep track of their progress
Teach students how to calculate their GPA. Use GPA examples to show how important the COR 101 is to the overall GPA. Example 1: shows two different GPA calculations, one with an "A" grade for COR and the second example with an "E" grade. Example 2: is exactly like example 1 but with a third GPA calculation that shows how improving one "3" credit course can make a difference with the overall GPA/ This is especially important for teacher certification students.
Assist students in maximizing their learning by helping them to understand their learning preference, realizing what their academic strengths and weaknesses are, and helping with academic skills such as time management, study skills, test and note taking strategies.
Have students discover their learning preference. Have students complete the VARK in the Purpose and Practice reader; visit http://www.vark-learn.com for more information.
Help students begin to understand how their career paths relate to academics and encourage them to see the connections between college and their career choices.
Visit Career Services or have the students take the many assessment tools available through Career Services.
Discuss transferrable skills and the importance of extra-curricular involvement.
Host a class discussion regarding all the things your students believe will help them as they move through their academic career. Utilize Nancy Dickerson's The ABCs of College Success to assist you. Make sure you spend time talking about the Superheros and Slobs she mentions in this activity.