Personal Skills for Success
Success in college is highly dependent on a solid academic foundation, along with academic skills such as reading, writing, computer proficiency, study skills, and the ability to research and acquire information. Those who enter college already possessing these skills are likely to do well and achieve their goals.
Unfortunately, for a variety of reasons, many students who enter college, especially community colleges, lack one or more of these academic abilities. Fortunately Lorain County Community College has developed a wide variety of programs and classes to provide the knowledge, assistance and support necessary for students to acquire the skills needed to succeed academically.
What many students do not realize, however, is that success in college is dependent on a number of other skills which are not apparent because they are not directly related to academic areas. One of the most challenging tasks for many college students is that of making the transition to college. College differs significantly from other endeavors such as high school, work, and raising a family. Therefore, in order to make the transition as easily and successfully as possible, students need to acquire and/or improve basic behavioral skills such as stress management and time management. While these skills are important to all people, college students in particular can benefit from this knowledge, and, in fact, these types of skills can sometimes make the difference between being successful and not. Community college students in particular are generally trying to balance school, work, and family responsibilities, as well as a variety of other time-intensive obligations. In order to manage this balancing act effectively, it is essential to gain and utilize some basic tools.
The pages below provide information on tools for:
- Stress Management
- Time Management
- Coping with Test Anxiety
It will be most helpful to print each of these modules so that the information will be easily accessible when needed.
For questions or additional information, please contact Maureen Bohning in the Counseling Office at 366-7677.