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How to Stay Afloat and Make the Grade


Here at UAS, as a general rule, for every credit hour you take, you will need to spend 2-4 hours per credit reading the assigned material, doing homework, writing papers and preparing for exams.

For example, if you are taking a 3 credit on campus class, you may have 3 hours of class time, plus an additional 6 to 12 hours of homework for that one class. If your class is an e-Learning class, for a 3 credit class you may not have a set meeting time, but 9-15 hours of course work on your own for that one class.

College is different from high school, and it requires a different set of skills and habits to be successful. If you can turn these seven behaviors into habits, you will be successful.

  1. Attend every class, be on time.
  2. Ask at least one question or make a comment in each class every day.
  3. Complete homework assignments on time.
  4. Keep up with reading assignments.
  5. Discuss all papers, exams, homework and grades with your professors.
  6. Use the Learning Center, online tutoring, study groups and any other resources that are available.
  7. Eat, sleep and exercise - be healthy.
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