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Happy Holidays!

Happy Holidays students! Whether you are a high school who is nervous about the applications you submitted, a first year college student who is processing all the growth, changes and learning that has taken place this past term, or a senior who is wondering “what will happen next?”, we hope you enjoy your downtime outside the classroom.

Now is a great time to reflect on the quarter/semester that has just passed. Here are some questions to think, or better yet, journal about:

  • My greatest successes this term were…
  • These things were successes because…
  • My biggest blunders this term were…
  • They were blunders due to…
  • My favorite teacher/professor this term was… because…
  • My favorite course this term was… because…
  • Next term, I need to make more time for…
  • Next term, I need to spend less time…

High school students – use those questions and your responses to help clarify some of your college expectations, such as, majors of interest, how you handle time management, how you interact with your teachers, classmates and friends.

First and second year college students – use those questions and your responses to help you manage your living/housing transitions, major, courses and long-range goals.

Third and fourth year college students – use those questions and your responses to help clarify what you want out of your remaining days as a college student, how you are approaching your long-range goals and setting yourself up for success.

Make time for reflection, it is a powerful tool, and useful for critical thinking and decision making! It is a gift to give yourself this holiday season.

Cheers!