Dean’s list- Is it a big deal and how to get there?

Well, other than personal satisfaction for your efforts being rewarded, it is indeed something you can put on your resume to impress your potential boss.

Apart from the recognition, being on the Dean’s list may earn you scholarships and also improved job prospects. This is because being on the Dean’s list is solid evidence that you are a hard-working person and it is a trait employers keep an eye out for.

Here are some tips to help you get there;

  1. Attend all your classes to help you understand the study material better with the lecturer’s explanation instead of just reading the notes when the need arises.
  2. Spend 15 minutes to review your study material before going to class so that you are prepared beforehand; where you can jot down any questions to ask your lecturer for clarifications.
  3. Be organized and keep a calendar for the deadlines of your assignments, upcoming tests, exams and so on. This will ensure that you have enough time to complete your assignments and revision.
  4. Study on regular basis to prevent last minute cramming and break your study time into daily chunks to make studying easier and more efficient.
  5. Say no to distractions. Sometimes you’ll have to sacrifice a night of going out and stay behind to study and meet your academic goals.