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Persistence

Maintaining effort in spite of challenges

College is not going to be easy. There will likely be many times when a course challenges you with concepts you’ve never encountered before. Managing a schedule that could include courses, work, and lots of other things will be a significant challenge. This is completely ok! Every student deals with these issues at one point or another.

What is vitally important is how you respond in those situations. Maintaining your effort and commitment to your goals will be an immense help, as will other factors discussed on this assessment (such as reaching out for help). While there are many resources that can help you in these difficult times, what’s most important is that you keep pushing forward toward your goals.

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. 
The most certain way to succeed is to always try just one more time. 

Thomas Edison

How can I improve my Persistence?

Resources at your EPCC

  • Early Alert (EA) First-Year Experience (FYE) provides a safety net for students making the transition to college through an integrated system of communication, support, and intervention that will establish a solid foundation throughout their college experience.

  • The EPCC Counseling Department is in place to assist you in reaching your educational and professional goals. Counselors can assist you with career choice, personal issues, or any academic struggles you might encounter.

Online Resources

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