Provided by the Native American Center, El Centro de Muchos Colores and Freshman Math Program
You have either received a card as a new freshman or transfer student, or have been referred to this link to check out what our professors recommend to your success at Fort Lewis College this year!
Thanks for taking your education seriously by using the following tips for success and please read on to find out more about the ‘freebies’ this card entitles you to.
S = See your future—keep in mind the benefits of higher education and start looking forward to career opportunities - visit career services.
U = Use your resources—take advantage of the many helpful and FREE campus resources such as the Native American Center, El Centro, Algebra Alcove, Health Center and Counseling Center.
C = Connect on campus—meet new people and explore social events: dorm activities, join a student org, or visit various events on campus and in the community.
C = Connect with your faculty— get to class on time, come prepared, and participate. Confused? Ask questions - professors are here to help you succeed. Visit your faculty during office hours; they want to help. Communicate with your faculty; let them know when you’ll be absent and why.
E = Engage with the material—apply the material to the world around you. Find those connections with the world around you, how does the material you’re learning apply to your own life and future career?
S = See reality— the same study skills you used in high school may not work in college. Use instructor and graded feedback (quizzes, midterms, homework, etc.) to adjust your study habits.
S = Study skills— Time management is key your success in college; plan to spend 2 hours of time outside of class per hour of class. Still not understanding the material? Ask for help, many programs offer FREE tutoring.
Special thanks to the following faculty members who made these tips possible:
Chris Goold; Lloyd Chittenden; Kate Pritchard; Brian Burke; Ellen Paul; Cynthia Dott; Suzanne Null; Ray Kenny; Crystal Fankhauser