Hi there random reader,

This is a review and reaction of a book called “10 Keys to College Success” with the author, Ms. Leung-Yao. I bought the book on year 2014, but I came to know the book way back 2012 as a student in my previous school in Bohol, and was introduced by our professor in one of our minor subjects. Then I have been following the tips ever since. Now, this a special article because, the book actually has influenced me become a productive and effective student attaining college success!

SPECIAL ARTICLE: Collehiyala’s College Days (briefly discussed.)

On October 2013, I transferred to a local university in my hometown. I became a first year student again because I shifted from another course and school. It was difficult to adapt at first; because of the new people, to seek out new friends, and get-to-know the school policies. A year later, I bought the book as was mentioned above. It intrigued me because I wanted to start over again. I want to be independent, responsible, and I wanted to be acknowledged.

The book helped me in a way that:

A. I started to be positive about my future. I was very preoccupied at that time because I have issues back then, but the book reaffirmed me that I can make a difference, that I can change my bad habits and try to become the person I wanted to be. 

B. I started to use my school’s resources. It says in the book “How many times do you borrow book and read a book?”. Back in my high school days, I don’t go to our school’s library. I didn’t even have the slightest of interest to read a book. I was very contented with what the teachers are teaching. Week after week, I wanted to increase my comprehension. I wanted to learn more and understand better. It was fun, spending my vacant times in the library. I was also able to finish my assignments and projects as I worked on them in the library. Peace and quiet.

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C. I started to do creative ways to enjoy my vacant times at home. I went from gardening to sweeping our house’s floors. I pretty much enjoyed cleaning the house. I also read the books that I borrowed from the library.

D. Outside home, I joined Fun Runs (by myself). I loved staying fit and taking a part in the local activities our local government offers. I met local politicians and police officers.

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E. Few years then, I started to have the idea of going out of my comfort zone. I joined an organization in our department in Psychology. I was elected as Secretary. The responsibilities were heavy but I was able to survive. (Yay!) I mumbled a lot, because I became a treasurer at the same time the secretary!!, all that helped me gain friends! I also joined an organization called, Peer Facilitators’ SocietyWhere I was forced to but gained a skill in emceeing and facilitating activities which I didn’t had a thought of having. I loved what I was doing, and all the tasks given to me and the leaders acknowledging my efforts. A great third year! Boom year too, because I became the Outstanding Peer Facilitator of the Year 2016!! (AMAZING!) God is amazing!

In my fourth year, I was not able to use the book anymore, but my mindset is now totally different. I think independently, I became a leader and became a person to rely on. (The year was also challenging because of some personal issues) Well, I survived and all is well! It was rocky, bumpy, and full of holes but I succeeded. I was able to get a degree. Yahoo!

Prayer, friends and family also helped me in attaining my goals! I graduated from college last March 25, 2017 with a bachelor of arts degree in Psychology and smiled with a proud face!

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Thank you author! Thank you reader, for reading!

Sincerely,

Shi

*Now, my road to RPm begins on June!