As your student gets ready to start college at Missouri State, SOAR Leader Jadyn Dziwanowski has some tips for you to share with them.
1. What’s the best advice you got when you want to college? The best advice I got went I started college was to allow myself room to grow. Coming to college is a time of rapid change where get the chance to present yourself as the true you! Surround yourself with people that lift you up and encourage you to do things that make you happy.
2. Share a good time management tip, and why it works for you. A time management tip that works for me is allocating a certain time for yourself to get things done. At your start time, start a timer for however long you want to study without a break. After the timer goes off, take a bit of a break from studying and just relax, then hop back to it! Just repeat that until you feel done!
3. What is your best advice for family members? My advice for family members would be to just be there for your student. College is a really scary transition and sometimes a little helping hand can make all the difference. I would also encourage you to have some leniency toward your student. This is probably one of the biggest transition times of their life so they’re bound to make a few mistakes. Just be patient with them.
4. What resource have you used most on campus? Why has it been so useful to you? The resource on campus that I have found to be the most useful is Magers Health and Wellness. When I’m not feeling my best they’re usually able to see me very quickly and help me figure out what’s going on! The pharmacy is also super convenient for both prescriptions and over the counter medications.
5. What is a syllabus and why is it important? A syllabus is basically an outline of the course you’re taking. It sets the expectations, schedule, and grading scale for the class you’re taking. Some super important things to look for on you syllabi are the late work policy, the grading scale, and information about finals.