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Tips for Being Seen as a Positive College Student

Updated on August 3, 2015

As you're attending college, you are there to get a career you want to achieve. This means you need to do your best with your studies. Studying hard, getting a good relationship with professors, and getting involved with several campus activities really reveal what a true hardworking student is. Here are some tips that will let professors and students see you as a trustworthy student while you are attending college.

Being proactive toward the studies

Staying in touch with your studies is a priority for receiving great grades. Good students who want to do their very best should have the means to study day and night, read assigned lessons, and come to class everyday. They should also not put off something that can be done tomorrow, such as writing drafts of essays.

Class participation is another an ideal way to show your interest in a given course. Raise your hand whenever you do not understand what is being told. Avoid being late. Try to come to class five minutes early so you can quickly prepare for the next lecture. Write down accurate notes, dating and initialing some of the biggest words. Then go over those notes later that same day just to refresh your mind. Also, read the assigned chapter early before the next lecture.

Don't forget to study regularly!
Don't forget to study regularly!

Getting in touch with professors

Getting acquainted with your professors is part of communicating with someone you trust. Even if a class consists of fifty students, introduce yourself to the instructor. You can even invite your professors for lunch or coffee for more socialization. If you are not sure of an assignment, stop by their offices and ask for help. The more you know your professors, the better you will enjoy those courses.

A professor lecturing in class.
A professor lecturing in class.

Joining extracurricular activities

Is there something going on campus you find intriguing? Could it be a mission trip or a club you want to join? There are so many activities that can express the real you. For instance, if you enjoy writing, perhaps you can write for the college newspaper. Write down your thoughts that are based on what is happening on campus. If you have an advice you want to share, go for it. Help people by getting involved with a charity organization. This will definitely show you have a kind heart.

Sports are an excellent extracurricular activity for college athletes.
Sports are an excellent extracurricular activity for college athletes.

Being a positive student lets a person know just how trustworthy you are. That is what college life is about. You attend college, and then because of your kindness, you will surround yourself with good people who want to help you guide through your pathway to success.


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    • Samuel Smart profile imageAUTHOR

      Samuel Smart 

      3 years ago from United States

      Thank you for your thoughtful comment!

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      Yvette Stupart PhD 

      3 years ago from Jamaica

      Hi Samuel, I like your tips for college students. I like your emphasis on being a positive student. Attitude does make a difference!


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