Winning in the Classroom

Academic Plan for Success - Student-athletes are one of the most visible groups on the campus and community due to their public exposure via the competitive arena and media.  Consequently, what you do and the way in which you do it requires exemplary behavior, particularly in the classroom.  Basic courtesies and your responsibilities as a representative of Linemen Win Games require that you abide by the following rules and regulations.

 

  •   Student-Athlete Code of Conduct and Expectations
    •  Treat instructors and classmates with courtesy and respect
    • Arrive at class on time and do not leave early
    • Be prepared for all classes
    • Be attentive in taking notes and actively participate in class discussions
    • Notify your instructor in advance when competition or travel requires you to miss class.

 

  • Class Conduct and Attendance – Student-athletes must attend every class daily.  Absences will be reported to the appropriate coach.  
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    • Introduce yourself to the professor early in the semester.
    • Sit in the front of the room.  Ask questions, show respect for the professor, focus on the lecture- no music, no texting, no talking with friends.  Make eye contact with professors and be an active participant in class.
    • Be on time for every class.
    • Turn in assignments on time.
    • Make an appointment to meet with your teacher.
    • Do your own work and don’t share your work with others.

  

  • Developing Effective Study Skills
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    • Time Management – Write all assignment due dates, test dates and competition dates in your planner.
    • Note-Taking Tips – Write down meaningful statements of thought.  They can be short sentences, phrases or outlines of major points, but don’t try and write down everything.
    • Study Skills – Study in a place free from distractions.  Study in a certain place at a scheduled time.
    • Test-Taking Tips – Prepare well in advance and avoid last minute cramming.  Don’t talk about the test with classmates immediately beforehand.  Read over the test and plan your approach.  Determine point values per section and time limits.