9 Tips for Success in Speed School (as told by current students).

1.

Focus on your education.

We are very serious here. Many students come in with the “party all night” attitude, only to find their GPA plummet. We aren't saying you can't have fun, just set your education as the priority.

2.

Sleep well.

The more tired you are come test day, the more likely you will be to make a stupid error on the exam that could cost you.

3.

Set up a tentative amount of time to study each day,

and try to stick with it. This helps to prevent procrastination. The last thing you want to do is attempt to do all the calculus homework the night before it is due.

4.

Keep track of your grades.

Never assume that you are doing well until you’ve added the numbers up. Some teachers may curve the grades in your favor, but we recommend that you try as if there were no chance of a curve at all.

5.

Don’t have unanswered questions.

If you are confused or troubled about anything in any of your classes, email or go see your professor.

They will guide you in the right direction, but, don’t expect them to hand over the answer key to you.

6.

Make sure that you understand assignments

fully before proceeding with them, and be sure to do everything exactly as it was assigned. Some professors can be very picky about little things like indentations, paper type, etc. so make sure to satisfy all the little details and avoid a nasty grade.

8.

Follow Student Council

for the latest student news and events.

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7.

Be your best.

Professors know how to judge character based upon your attitude toward the class. A professor is going to be more likely to help the student that takes an obvious interest in the class.

9.

Have fun!

Make friends, attend social events, get involved and live life to the fullest!

The Speed Book is a publication of the Speed School Student Council made possible with the assistance of the Office of the Dean of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering at the University of Louisville.

Photos provided by the archives of the J.B. Speed School of Engineering, The Louisville Cardinal, the University of Louisville, 

and the Speed School Student Council.