March 24, 2022

Hello, My name is Webster, I am a Freshman at SFCC, and this spring is my second full semester here. During the fall semester of 2021 I gained a lot from my experiences, and I hope to be able to help my fellow students by sharing from my experiences, and from the knowledge that has been afforded to me through my job as a work-study in Student Support Services.

The break that we had over the holidays was – at least for me – a little disorientating. During the last few weeks of the fall semester, I had built up this productive and motivated mindset, but now I have almost no motivation to be productive this spring, and it’s already March! Hopefully this doesn’t sound like you, but if it does, then maybe the solutions that I’ve come to will be useful to you. I think that moving forward into a more productive place begins with making plans as to how everything that needs to be done can be done as it best suits you. Making the most of your time is something that does take time and work for it to be effective, but ultimately it’s something that I think I will benefit from greatly as the semester progresses. In making the most of your time, I don’t mean for you to schedule every hour of your day, I’m not going to do that, but just try and cut out time for completing, or just working on the big things like assignments, extracurriculars, and other responsibilities. If you’re prone to spending hours online, and losing track of time, then get your work done first, and spend the time you have left on your phone or doing nothing, that way you won’t stress or feel panicked.

As I’ve written previously, making the most of your time will help you to maximize your sleep, as you won’t be up too late the night before a morning class, and this is good because (at least for me) because maximizing my sleep is something that I need to do very badly.

Another thing is to make sure that you are eating good food, (check out the Food Pantry and Caring Closet if you need some food. (Certain items may vary), and also make sure that you go to class prepared with whatever supplies you need, if you need help getting supplies, come to Hopkins 750 and we’ll see if we can help you.

And lastly, if you’re not feeling well, communicate with your professors and take some time away from school and rest, if you’re not 100%, you won’t get the most out of your time, regardless of what you’re doing.


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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