Take Aim: Academic Information and Motivation

The resources below, which were created to assist students on probation or suspension to move back into Good Academic Standing, are useful for any student looking for tips and strategies for being a successful student.

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An important skill is calculating your grade point average. Figuring GPA can seem frustrating, but once you know what goes into your GPA and you practice figuring your GPA a few times, you should feel more confident about planning your academics to return to good standing.

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Learn about the benefits and mechanics of goal setting and the role of goal setting in your success at Missouri State and beyond.

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Learn the benefits of effective time management, how to prioritize your time and how to successfully use a planner.

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Learn strategies for taking better notes and effective classroom behaviors that foster academic success. Plus, learn how to read a syllabus to glean important information from instructors and tips on success from faculty.

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Being a successful student involves more than "just good grades." Successful students are involved in campus organizations, create positive relationships with faculty and staff, and utilize resources available to them.

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Successful students know what tools are available and when to use them. Missouri State has several resources that can provide you with insight and support. You'll find resources and information listed here to help you achieve success.

Learn about Academic Probation and Suspension and how it affects you, whether you are on probation, are suspended or are in good academic standing.

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See university policy and rules related to Academic Status, including probation and suspension.