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Student Success Holds First-Ever Game Plan for Finals Event

Student Success Holds First-Ever Game Plan for Finals Event

The Ruby E. Dare library was abuzz with activity Tuesday night as Greenville College students met with academic coaches from Student Success to make a study plan for the last two weeks of the semester.  Each student met individually with a coach to work through the Game Plan for Finals packet which had three distinct steps.

Step One: Prioritize. Academic coaches assisted students in examining each course to determine where it fell on their priority list and how long they would likely need to study for each exam.

Step Two: Schedule. Coaches then assisted students in scheduling their study time and creating a to-do list for the week before and the week of finals. The Game Plan was now in place!

Step Three: Do The Work. Students were also given study and test preparation tips they could use and were encouraged to stick to the Game Plan.

One student said that she came in very stressed, but after meeting with her coach and creating her plan, she left less overwhelmed and more prepared for finals week.

This couldn’t have been called an ‘event’ without snacks. Students raved over the white chocolate popcorn and enjoyed the veggie & dip cups.  Three students also each won $10 Amazon gift cards.

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When asked if they planned to do it again, Fallon Sparks, Director of Academic Advising and Support said, “I think the event was a huge success this semester, and I would love to do it again. Of course, there are changes we will make to improve it and tailor it even more to student needs, but we definitely plan to hold a Game Plan for Finals in the future. We had a great group of academic coaches who were excited about the event and the opportunity to help other students prepare to do their best.”


This story was published on May 15, 2014

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