SIUC Dept. of Communication Studies RSOs
by Bolton Morales, M.A.
Bolton Morales, a third-year doctoral student in the Southern Illinois University Department of Communication Studies, shares three tips for managing your GPA related anxieties after transitioning into your first year of college.
Earning bad grades as an undergrad, especially as a first-year student, can be disappointing and make one feel inadequate. . I know from experience. In my experience, poor performances do not define who you are nor do they limit your potential. In fact, because you learn from hardship, it may improve your chances of being admitted into internships, research programs, graduate schools, or hired for jobs. Assuming, of course, poor performance is not habitual and forms a learning experience that translates into future successes.