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Stingray Success: Student Success: Student Success

Student Navigator Information Poster: Lauren McCullough, Student Navigator, 912-285-6361,

Time Management Tips

Time Management Tips

  1. Count all your time as time to be used and make every attempt to get satisfaction out of every moment. 
  2. Stop regretting your failures and start learning from your mistakes
  3. Continually look at ways of freeing up your time.
  4. Examine your old habits and search for ways to change or eliminate them.
  5. Keep paper or a calendar with you to jot down the things you have to do or notes to yourself.
  6. Plan your day each morning or the night before and set priorities for yourself. 
  7. Try rewarding yourself when you get things done as you had planned, especially the important ones. 
  8. Stat with the most difficult parts of projects, then either the worst is done or you may find you don't have to do all the other small tasks.
  9. When you catch yourself procrastinating, ask yourself, "What am I avoiding?".
  10. Ask for advice when needed. 

-Adapted from the Academic Skills Center at Dartmouth College

Study Group Tips

Study Group Tips

  1. Find the people: Identify 3 to 5 students who have a serious interest in joining a study group and are motivated, dependable, and accepting of the ideas of others. Sometimes your closest friends are NOT the best choice for a study group! With close friends, it may be too tempting to focus on things other than what need to be studied.
  2. Organize the group: Make a contact list with everybody's email addresses and phone numbers, and distribute copies to everyone in the group.
  3. Set a schedule: Decide how long, how often, and where the group will meet. Identify a space that is relatively quiet and free of distractions. If you change the location for each meeting, make sure everyone knows where the next meeting is going to be held.
  4. Set goals: Come up with goals for the group. Will you compare notes and modify your own notes if needed? Do you plan to discuss lectures and readings? Or is the group focused on studying for one or more specific exams? 
  5. Choose a leader: Decide who will lead the study sessions. You can choose to have one leader for all sessions, or you can rotate the leadership responsibility among the group members. 
  6. Create and follow an agenda: The group can create a plan fo each study session, or that can be the responsibility of the group leader. It is the leader's responsibility to keep the group on task during the meetings. A written plan can help all group members see what needs to be accomplished. 
  7. Keep up attendance: Keep track of attendance. It can help to create some kind of system of reminders for each other, and it may be that the group needs to add new members as others leave. 

Find more study group tips in the Group Projects LibGuide

Student Navigator Information

Student Navigator 

The Office of Student Navigation serves as a liaison between Academic Affairs and Student Affairs. The Student Navigator communicates with faculty and faculty advisors to promote retention and student success.

Student Navigation offers help to students experiencing difficulties that may affect their performance at CPTC. The program is designed to assist students who are experiencing difficulties in class, being excessively absent from class or experiencing other problems that may affect academic performance.

Contact the Student Navigator:

Lauren McCullough | Student Navigator, Special Services 
1701 Carswell Avenue, Waycross, GA 31503
912.285.6361 or email

Student Success Center

The Student Success Center is a resource center for students and faculty that works collaboratively with the campus community to promote student persistence and successful completion of students' educational goals.

The following services are available:

Computers and study areas
Community referrals
Assistance to students in basic computer skills
Individualized tips and sessions are offered from the Student Navigator on study skills, test taking skills, test anxiety, motivation, stress and time management by faculty request
Tools for students to successfully complete class assignments (pens, pencils, highlighters, calculators, books, staplers, hole punch, etc.)

Location: Buliding 1100, Room 1148 | Waycross Campus

Hours of operation: Mon-Thurs | 7:30 am - 5 pm and Fri | 8 am - 12 pm

Student Intervention

It is important for faculty to identify students who may be at-risk for course completion early in the semester. Early intervention is usually more successful. To get the student assistance before they withdraw or fail a class submit a TEAMS alert.

TEAMS is TCSG’s Early Alert Management System and is a collaborative web-based early intervention referral process designed to identify and sustain students who may be at-risk of attrition. 

Student Success Sites & Apps