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Quality Focus

Emphasizing precision and quality in your work; Avoiding mistakes and errors

It’s very easy to adopt a “just get it done” approach to your work. We don’t always see how one assignment, project, or test connects to what’s next. But in college, this is often the case. Not just getting a good grade, but learning is vital to not the classes you’re in now, but future semesters.

Have high standards for your work. You're a good student and you want your work to reflect that. There are ways to do this at each point of an assignment, project, or exam. Make sure you know what’s expected when you start (e.g., read the directions!), try to maintain your focus throughout, and - perhaps most importantly - when you’re done, go back and check your work. If you can build this habit now, it’s something that will help you throughout your college career and beyond.

Quality means doing it right when no one is looking.

Henry Ford

How can I improve my Quality Focus?

Strategies to Use

  • For any assignment you have, make sure you know what’s expected. Read and re-read the directions. If you’re unsure, ask your instructor for more information. 

  • As you work on something, continue to go back to those expectations and ask yourself, “is this meeting this assignment?”

  • When you’re done, double-check your work. This can be tough. After putting in a lot of effort, you might feel compelled to just “get it done” and submit the work. But sometimes, we get so focused, we miss a critical mistake. Try to take a breath and do one last review.

  • To that end, if it’s allowed, have someone else take a read-through.

Resources at 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 Tutoring Center provides students with an array of resources, from in-person tutoring and study-guide resources to online tutoring. Additional resources include:

    • Writing Center - provide outstanding one-with-one writing assistance. Our writing assistance seeks to inspire academic, professional, and personal growth in all writers.​

    • Math Lab - strives to provide resources and services that stimulate curiosity and facilitate learning and research within the academic community.

Online Resources

  • Consider using a proofing tool, such as Grammarly, to help review your work.​

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