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Being persistent means being responsible and motivated about every task your given such as:

- Studying


-Test/ Exams

-Time management

-Term papers/ Projects

Also being willing to face your fears, and to step out of your comfort barriers. Be willing to task risks, and take the falls, no matter what the consequences maybe. Life is about taking risk, no matter what the outcome is, you know in your heart, you did all that you could. That is greater than any obstacles that you may have to over come.


When to coming to colleges like Western, high school seniors are over welmed with the decision to chose what place, they would like to spend the next four years of their education. This is a hard decision to make, for many, dealing with many things, such as restration, graduation requirements, SAT/ACT, how your going to pay for college and your GPA. Many come to college and find that they love it, but then many come to college and realize that the college of their first chose was not right for them. When you do decide to come to Western, I encourage you to do the following:

-Get involved

- Set goals/ values

-Work with others

-Make a plan

-Keep a planner

-Get to know your professors

-Know your resources, and their locactions:

Those following websites, will improve your knowledge about Western's resources for students.


The one place that freshman spend the most of their time at the end each semester is in the academic advisors office. I strongly advise you to speak and get to know your advisor because they can help guide you through the classes required and with some future scholarships.



This book was a useful guide for me, and I hope it will be for you. You can find this book in the Berhard center, and the University Book Store.

Carter, Carol, Joyce Bishop, and Sarah Kravits. Keys To Effective Learning: Developing Powerful Habits of Mind. Columbus, Ohio: Pearson Prentice Hall, 2001. pgs.1-33