This Habit of Mind is all about preparation and organization. Come prepared! Keep all your papers and notes (and keep them organized). Set and reach your goals. Learn to manage your time and prioritize. Plan for the full semester.
Get help Scheduling for Success - make sure to include classes and study time, tutor sessions, study groups, work, internships, volunteer work, home responsibilities, recreation and personal responsibilities!
Keep track of what you do for an entire week, and then use this handout to analyze how you are using your time, where you are wasting time, and develop a plan to make improvements. Then, use the blank weekly schedule form to make sure you stay on track!
This work plan helps you determine the requirements of a long-term project and set up a personal schedule to complete it all by the due date.
This handy calendar already includes some of the important dates on Bakersfield College's campus - print it out and add your own information to keep yourself organized all semester!
Log in to InsideBC (Student Tab) and check out My Degree Path. It will show you a worksheet for an audit of the program you've selected in your most recent admission/update form. If you're actually pursuing a different degree and major, go to Window #1 in the Office of Admissions & Records to have your program changed.
You can also explore other options, by selecting "What-If" from the list on the left side of the page.
See a counselor to complete your Student Educational Plan.
Benefits of a study group include improving your understanding and increasing your confidence.
Preparing for your tests is important. We've created two guides to help you prepare for your tests. One is to help you figure out your test preparation strategies. The second will help you determine if your strategies worked, and will help you determine what you can change for your future tests.
Critical Academic Skills (CAS) Workshops can help you get organized. Visit http://bcacademicdevelopmentdepartment.weebly.com/courses.html for more information on courses.
The following workshops might be especially helpful:
Click a video to view it on Youtube.