Spring 19, Issue 15 • May 2019


Take some time to assess your academic year

Fifty-three percent of students who attend community college are first-generation students, meaning they are the first in their family to attend college. Were you a first-generation college student this year? Oftentimes, first-generation students can feel a bit lost as they navigate college—for that matter, so can any first-time college student! Which means, this is probably the first time you had to deal with emotional, financial, physical, academic and time management stress in one way or another or even, all at once! What did you learn? What will you do differently or better next year to help you be the best student you can be? If you're a first-generation student, you might be interested in viewing the documentary, Walk in my Shoes, linked under Check Out These Links.

Did you use all the resources available to you?

Fortunately, Lakeland provides many resources to all students in an effort to position them to be successful and persist toward completing their educational goals. If you didn’t take advantage of academic success coaching or tutoring, consider giving them a try next fall. Also, be sure to check out the many services offered by Lakeland's Student Accommodation Center, the Counseling and Advising Center and the library. Another tip? Take some time this summer to review past issues of News You Can Use. All the topics were chosen with your success in mind. If they're sitting in your mailbox unopened, give them a read to see what you missed! Have a fun, safe summer and we'll see you next fall—ready to help you be the best you can be.

Here's what it takes to get better at learning

What can you do to get better at learning? A panel of professionals gathered at the Aspen Ideas Festival to share their thoughts on what people can do to get better at learning. Hint— it includes struggle, being curious, practice and belief in yourself. Learn more in Related Links.

What can people do to get better at learning?

Time management is key while taking summer classes

Summer session classes are intense, that's for sure. Five or eight-week courses fly by. You’ll want to stay organized or you can get behind fast. Time management is one of the most important skills you can develop in college. Using time management strategies to stay organized during summer session is just as important as any other time during the school year.

The University of Guelph has developed a comprehensive guide for time management which will give you helpful strategies to get started. Learn how to plan your time, stay on track and control procrastination. Learn more in Related Links.

Time Management

No regrets

Jessica Kane sums it up nicely, "We know hindsight is always 20/20, but it becomes particularly practical when that hindsight can be used to benefit someone else's foresight."

Kane gathered advice from her colleagues regarding the decisions they made in college and lays it out for you to browse in HuffPost College article, "The Only College Advice You'll Ever Need," Nov. 6, 2013. Learn more in Related Links.

The Only College Advice You'll Ever Need

Summer tutoring

The learning center will provide tutors and writing consultants during the summer for writing, math, chemistry, physics, information technology and computer science, biology and accounting. Academic success coaching will also be available for students who want help improving study skills. Stop by the learning center in Room A-1044 for assistance or call 440.525.7019. Summer hours are listed on the learning center homepage. Link to them in Related Links.

Learning center summer hours

No internship this summer?

An internship is an awesome experience for college students. But, that may not be what's on tap for you this summer. Do you need some ideas on how to spend your summer? Our friend, The College Info Geek, has some great suggestions! Learn more in Related Links.

How to make the most of an internship-less summer



Fundamentals of how to use active studying

A Walk in my Shoes: First Generation College Students Full Documentary

Khan Academy
Struggling with a particular subject or just need a quick review, check out these free lessons online.

Purdue Online Writing Lab
Everything you need to get your writing skills in top shape.


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