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.
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
The difference between the impossible and the possible lies in a man's determination.
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.
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!
never to quit,
never to give up
no matter what the
for as long as it takes to pass this class
I'm worth it.
You can also download the
Pledge to Pass (PDF).
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
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.
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.
If you can imagine it, you can achieve it. If you can dream it, you can become it.
William Arthur Ward