THE KEY TO YOUR FUTURE
What is academic excellence?
In order to cope with the rapidity with which knowledge itself changes, todays
student must seek to achieve academic excellence.
Academic excellence is the demonstrated ability to perform, achieve, and/or excel in
scholastic activities. Academic excellence has been identified with achieving high grades
and superior performance.
But academic excellence is more than just making good grades. It is the
maximum development of your intellectual capacities and skills in service to humanity.
How can you achieve academic excellence?
What are the benefits of achieving academic excellence?
- Achieving academic excellence is a process of both formal and informal education.
Indeed, education is a limitless and unending process to be enjoyed for a lifetime.
- As you begin your college career, consider the following suggestions which can help you
achieve academic excellence.
- Select a major which has a strong
basic curriculum as a course of study.
- Complete a strong liberal arts and science
background in addition to your major field of study.
- Learn to use the library and use it often, since
it offers a wealth of historical and current information which can greatly enhance your classroom experiences and your general understanding.
- Develop self-confidence, persistence and
- Develop an attitude of social responsibility and
an understanding of cultural and intellectual differences.
- Participate in honors and enrichment programs.
- Select friends who are dedicated students and are
serious about their grades.
- Learn efficient management of your time.
- Participate in summer enrichment programs such as
industrial Co-op programs, summer research programs, youth hostels, travel
- If you have the opportunity, study abroad.
- Attend lectures, concerts, art exhibits,
theatrical performances, seminars, and other cultural activities whenever possible.
- Get involved in a club or activity directly
related to your major as a means of meeting other students, faculty and professionals in
your study area.
- Assume leadership roles as a committee member,
chairperson, or officer to develop qualities for success in future career endeavors.
- Seek opportunities to work with professors on
special projects in a research or teaching area of interest.
- Making a meaningful contribution to society
throughout your life.
- Receiving academic scholarships.
- Selection for membership in professional and
honor societies such as Phi Kappa Phi.
- University and national recognition by election
to membership in Whos Who in American Colleges and Universities.
- Admission to graduate or professional schools.
- Being competitive in the job market.
- Selection for competitive academic programs such
as summer enrichment programs or other special studies programs during your undergraduate
- Being in a position to be of service to those
with whom you interact.
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