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Greatest Success!

We recognize that every transfer students' experience is different, however, we know that many transfers face some of the same challenges as they transition into the university. This blog was created for transfers by transfers to share TIPS and insight on having the best semester you can at Texas A&M University.
    Posted on Friday, Apr 06, 2018
    One of my greatest successes I have achieved here at A&M actually came due to one of my most epic failures. During my second semester, I was taking an architecture class to satisfy one of the requirements for my degree plan. Taking into account the ridiculously high amount of A’s given for this three credit hour course, I knew exactly how to approach the class…. BLOW IT OFF! I would sit near the top of the class and would either work on other assignments for other classes or just fall asleep.

    However, when that first exam came around….. We are just going to leave it at that. This became an instant reality check, for exams in the course weighed at least 25% and from the looks of it, I was about to be the one outlier in the grading scale that was outside of even the B range. 

    I took this lesson to heart and began to immediate changes to not only my approach to the class, but to also my study habits as well. In the end, it all paid off! Although there were some late nights, each sacrifice was well worth it, by the end of the semester I was able to achieve an A in the class in the end.

    This does not occur often, and it very stressful to pull off. Therefore, I do not recommend following my footsteps of how I accomplished such a grade in its entirety. Better yet, start every semester strong and finish even stronger.

    By: Deunte Levine, College of Engineering
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