Read Lake and von Baeyer’s article, “Tips for Successful Students.” Also, review the characteristics of a successful student as explained in the lecture. As you consider these, which is your strongest characteristic? Why? How will this characteristic help you to become a successful student in your program of study? As I was reading through Lake and von Baeyer’s article, “Tips for Successful Students” I came across more than one characteristics that applies to me as a student.In my opinion, in order to reach the full potential as a successful student you must possess portions of each of these characteristics. I strongly believe that each of that characteristics plays its own unique part in a successful student’s educational life . I found that one characteristic from the article that describes me the most as a student is the first characteristic, which says about being responsible and active in learning. The article states, “you can actively listen, think, question, and take notes like someone in charge of their learning experience.” (Lake, A. & von Baeyer, C., 2005.).
I always want to be responsible of my own education and that responsibility gives me the strength to participate actively in my education . It has also helped me to finish my work in a timely manner. I believe that this characteristic of mine certainly will help me throughout this education programme as responsibility will lead me to the next level of professional development and will polish the characteristics like accountability, autonomy ,independence, increase in knowledge base and all other components of professional practice .(characteristics of professional practice’ from essentials baccalaureate education, lecture note). As I begin this Bachelor of Science in Nursing programme, I will try my best to integrate the successful student’s attitudes and behaviors, which in turn I believe, will help me in achieving my goal.
Essentials of Baccalaurate Education, NRS 430V lecture 1 note.