Author Archives: Mawiyah Duckworth, J.D.

How To Maximize Your GPA

What if I told you to choose questions from one of three categories?

The first category is the hardest and worth fifty points. The second category is easier and worth forty points.  And the third category is the easiest and worth thirty points.

As a law student, you would probably go through some logically thought out process to choose a category.  Perhaps you would play it safe and choose the easiest questions because they guarantee you a good grade.

What if I did this after the test?

Automatically (without checking for accuracy), I give the students who had chosen the hardest questions A’s, the students who chose the easier questions B’s, and the students who chose the easiest questions C’s.

The moral of the story is that the easy route is not always the fastest way to your destination.

If you have academic goals and do not know how to reach them, visit an Academic Success Counselor for help.

Frequently Asked Questions: Appointments and Check-In

How do I schedule an appointment?

Academic Success has an appointment scheduler online. From the FCSL main page, go to Academics → click “Academic Success” in the column on the left → scroll down the Academic Success page → and click the blue hyperlink “Please schedule appointments.”

How do I choose a counselor?

Please schedule appointments with the Academic Success Counselor who teaches your course if the meeting concerns course work. If the meeting does not concern course work, or you do not have a current course with an Academic Success Counselor, then you may schedule an appointment with your preferred counselor. If you have no preference, you will be assigned to a counselor based on counselor availability and your need.

Why do I have to check-in?

Check-in is simply a way to alert the counselor that the person with the next appointment has arrived. Although an Academic Success Counselor’s titled role is to assist students with academic matters, the Academic Success department is aware that the issues that affect academics sometimes surpass books and often involve other life matters. The Academic Success team appreciates your patience as we try to ensure the confidentiality of all of our students, including you.