August 24, 2021

As the new fall semester gets going here at State Fair Community College, I want to share some things with you regarding how to best succeed in class this semester. I want to share some advice I was given by alumni and people who have work here, as well as some advice that I produced based on my own limited experience here at SFCC.

One of the first things that I was told before I started my first day was to sit at the front of class. While sitting in the back of class out of sight is an attractive idea, it was incredibly helpful for me to sit in the front row of the classroom. It helped me to be able to hear everyone in class when they spoke, because they were talking to the teacher and since I was close to the teacher, I could easily hear them. I could also hear the teacher, which is the reason I was in the classroom.

The next tip is to try and be active in the classroom. This one can be hard, because no one wants to bring attention to themselves, especially in an unfamiliar environment, but that does not mean that you should sit in the back and be quiet. Answer questions when you are sure you know the answer, and you should have no problem. Trust yourself in the classroom, and do your best!

If study time is allowed, take the time to study, anytime you can spend the school day studying, when you are going to be there anyway, why not take the time? I will say that you should try to find the best place to study for yourself, if studying at home is best, then go for it. Study in the way that helps you best!

Use third-party resources to improve yourself. I improved my mathematical capabilities through a YouTube channel called “Mathantics”. Use whatever resources you find helps you succeed.

Written by Webster Brown IV.

About the Author
Howdy! I‘m Webster, and I am a new student here at State Fair Community College. I have lived in Sedalia for nearly all my life, and I am working towards an AA Transfer degree from SFCC. When I transfer, I want to major in Criminal Justice. I am a new work-study at Student Success, and I am also a Trio student. I consider myself a very approachable person, and maybe through these blogs I can show that to be true. I hope these blogs can provide some practical advice from a new student to other new students and help you to succeed on your SFCC journey. If at all possible, I hope that these blogs can also help returning students as well, and maybe you can help me learn too!


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