IC Honors Advice: Keep Connected to Succeed

Note: this is the first installment of a series of advice from your faculty to help you succeed.

Advice: Stay in touch with your instructors and don’t disappear.
Why: Woody Allen famously said that, “90% of life is just showing up.” Honors students are usually really great about attendance and interacting with their faculty. But it can also be the case that Honors students may have special difficulties when things aren’t going as planned – after all you’re Honors students, nothing is ever supposed to go wrong in your lives, right? Well…if you’re not doing well in a seminar or are having motivation issues or health problems, don’t withdraw into the terra incognita of your dorm. Your faculty will not know what to make of your absence unless you tell them what’s up. Make an appointment to speak to them. Be honest and open. It may not be comfortable but, at minimum, it will help you control the narrative of your education.