UT-RGV FREE SUMMER COURSES!!!

Rising Juniors & Future Seniors (Sigma’s & Rho’s)

UTRGV is offering free summer tuition! Take advantage of this opportunity and get classes like Government &/or Economics out of the way! All you pay is for your books!

Pro’s: 

  1. It’s free tuition!
  2. Get the college experience of an on campus student!
  3. You have room in your schedule for other challenging classes – or advisories!

Con’s:

  1. You will not earn any points toward your GPA/rank.
  2. It will be during your summer time.
  3. Any grades that you earn can impact your financial aid and academic standing.

 

How to get it done: Download the application here. UTRGV -Summer Course Info

MR. LOPEZ MUST AUTHORIZE YOU FOR THE COURSES! YOUR PARENTS & I SIGN A VERY VITAL DOCUMENT!

PRIORITY DEADLINE: MARCH 9TH 

UTRGV Summer Enrollment Dates: 

Summer 1: June 4th – July 10th 

Summer 2: July 12th – August 20th 

Goal Setting Tips: SMART Goals

Start out each year by creating four goals. The four goals should be composed of two academic goals and two personal goals. I like starting out with four goals because it’s a solid number to get a sense of accomplishment, but feel free to go above four goals if you have the basics down!

Here is an example of a goal that sets you up for failure: I want to get good grades. 

Why is it bad? Here is why: What grades are you counting? What is a “good” grade? When do you want to get the good grades? See what I mean?

Your goals have to be SMARTHere is what I mean.

S: Specific

M: Measurable

A: Achievable

R: Relevant

T: Timely

Here is the same goal of getting good grades using the SMART model.

I want to earn at least an 85 average on my semester grades for my English, math, science, & social studies classes for my freshmen year in high school. 

The above mentioned goal is very specific and timely!

Remember, if your goal is not SMART, don’t bother giving it a start! OK, yea that was lame, but you know what I mean.

As always, if you have any questions about creating your goals, come by the college center in room 111 for some guidance!

 

Survival Tip: Homework Binder

Organization: It’s vital.

You need to continue with your organizational skills you built from your underclassmen years grade. Here is a recap just in case you need to get caught up to speed.

Tool: Homework Binder.

Build It. Here’s how:

  1. A simple 1in – 2in binder (about $2) with color dividers (about $2) are the building blocks. – if you can, get a super bright color so it stands out!
  2. Each divider should be labeled with a subject (English, Algebra, Biology, etc).
  3. Review it as soon as you get home! This takes practice! 
    1. Here is a tip: Set a daily reminder on your phone to check your homework binder – try a 5pm alarm! 

As always, ask Mr. Lopez for some help!