Bakersfield College

Persist



Weigh the "W"! Pledge to pass your classes.

If you say or write your goals, you are more likely to achieve these goals.

Plan for the full semester.

Persistence pays off - and is important to your success as a college student.


Academic Journal

Bakersfield College Professor Joyce Kirst has developed a handout for creating an Academic Journal, download the:

You can write out your:

  • Daily actions in class
  • Reactions to course activities
  • Action Plans - next steps to success

Help Outside of Class

Here are some guides to help outside of class available to students at Bakersfield College.

Nothing in the world can take the place of persistence. Talent will not; nothing is more common than unsuccessful men with talent. Genius will not; unrewarded genius is almost a proverb. Education will not; the world is full of educated derelicts. Persistence and determination alone are omnipotent. The slogan "Press On" has solved and always will solve the problems on the human race. Calvin Coolidge

Pledge to Pass

Try saying this pledge before your toughest classes, or before an especially difficult test or assignment.

Watch Regina Hukill putting the pledge in action!

I resolve
never to quit,
never to give up
no matter what the
circumstances,
for as long as it takes to pass this class
because
I'm worth it.

You can also download the Pledge to Pass (PDF).


Videos

Bakersfield College students sat down to share their thoughts on Persist - what it means to them, and what they do to persist when the going gets tough.

TED Talks

We've also found some TED Talks that might be helpful for students. TED is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas - usually in the form of short talks.

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