From Dreams to Goals
Place your dreams in a mode like academics.
Let prayer become central in your habit,
let your passion reflect your attendance,
let your success represent your grades--
in such a way that as time passes
in your matriculation,
you are closer to graduation,
rather than the first day of class.
(Poem taken from the book, The Maturity Factor II: Moments and Mindsets by T. A. Acker, ©2012, www.amazon.com, www.poetryandsense.com)
By this point in the semester, students have received their financial aid refunds. Usually, if all of the expenses are covered, any money left over from a scholarship, grant, or student loan goes to the awarded student. Now, I have much to say about student loans, in general, but I will save that for another post. It won’t affect what they already have accepted for this semester. Still, there are some smart ways to handle refund money. Consider the following:
Every semester, college students meet with advisors about which classes to take for the following semester. In the first two years of college, the majority of those classes, if not all of them, will be core classes that satisfy state requirements for that institution (for example – English, Mathematics, Social Sciences requirements). As important as the English, Science, and Math courses are, physical education (P.E.) credits are not only required, but can actually save a student’s grade point average (GPA). Here are a few reasons why P.E. should not be overlooked, but rather, strategically placed:
I hope you have enjoyed this week's post. Check out any previous posts you may have missed. It is my hope that my words inspire you to be great. Take care. God Bless.