Struggling at community college... any insights?
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|Thu, 10-04-2012 - 6:31am|
Niece-girl struggled her way through high school. She changed schools 3 times in 4 years before settling down with us & coming from behind to finish school on time with her class through our districts alternative high school. She was so very proud of herself for this accomplishment (and so were all of us - she worked her butt off to get there).
She didn't finish with the most stellar GPA, maybe a 2.4... She was very excited to be a college girl & started community college this fall. Coming out of the ultra-flexible alternative high school program (self-paced program, work & re-work a subject until you pass the test) to the rigid college world (go to class, do the homework, learn your stuff, take/pass the test) - it's kind of throwing her & she's struggling a bit.
But she is not giving up, and really is trying hard to keep up. We got her organized, reworked her room to make it more college-student friendly. She's got her own lap-top, we got her a planner so she can track assignments, due dates, test dates, etc...
I swear, if she spent as much time on the coursework as she did bitching & complaining about the coursework, she'd be passing with flying colors! LOL! I guess this is my little vent - she's a professional victim - the professor doesn't like her, the professor doesn't answer her questions, it's a stupid assignment, I don't like the topic, etc... The excuses get a little old. Welcome to life, kid...
Anyways... not sure what my point is. Is there anything I can do to motivate her?