Part 15: College Academic Success Centers
Potomac State College of WVU’s Academic Success Center Coordinator
Even the most motivated scholar can use some assistance. Just as athletes analyze, practice and prepare for a game, the same techniques can be helpful for your academic performance. Athletes have learned that through early preparation, physical conditioning and mental readiness they will increase the odds of maximizing their performance on the field. What athletes have already figured out can help you, too.
“One must learn by doing the thing, for though you think you know it, you have no certainty until you try”. I agree with Aristotle on this quote. For many students, it is the fear of failure that can be limiting. However, this is certainly not true as many of us have learned; it is those very failures that have taught us our greatest lessons. Start off with a single goal in mind- your graduation. College is another step in the lifelong learning experience.
of the most popular services through Potomac State College’s
Students who establish good habits from the very beginning, do well in college. Various studies indicate that well-developed study skills increase the likelihood of retention and graduation. In addition to studying, students should also take advantage of this time to meet new people, find a mentor, attend a workshop, participate in an activity, attend a sporting event, join a club, and take advantage of new experiences. It is normal to feel overwhelmed as a freshman. A successful student learns to keep their life in a healthy balance. For further information, visit our pages on the College Web site at
Potomac State College of West Virginia University at http://www.potomacstatecollege.edu
or (304-788-6820 or toll free:
Eastern Community and
Community and Technical College System of West Virginia at http://www.wvtechprep.wvnet.edu (304-558-2411)