Leeward CC Automotive Newsletter!

September 24, 2015

Want to start an Automotive Club?

Campus involvement enables you to gain life skills, increase your civic responsibility, and develop leadership skills that enrich your personal and professional development. Leeward CC Office of Student Life coordinates all "Student Organizations" or referred to as "Registered Independent Student Organizations" (RISO).

Click on the link for the list of these RISOs at Leeward CC. If you do not see the perfect match for your strengths or your interests in Automotive, consider creating something that you are passionate about Car Club or Automotive Club!

Check out these Registration Guidelines on how to start your own Club and How to Register.

Why register? It is through registration, that club or group is recognized by Leeward CC. Registered group (RISO) may reserve facilities, raise funds, apply for campus funding, and receive services from the Student Life Office and other campus departments as appropriate.

For more information, go to RISOs at Leeward CC office of Student Life Website here.

New Ka Mana'o Stand!

Looky looky! Have you read the recent Ka Mana'o magazine?

Well, now you can easily grab the latest Ka Mana'o! We now have a Ka Mana'o stand next to the vending machines.

Read and enjoy the different articles and photos made by your fellow students!

Lose Your Money to the Machines?

Have you ever been "robbed" by the vending machine or soda machine? Well, don't let it get away with that again! Immediately:

1. Go to Cashier's office:
  • Location: AD 113
  • Hours: 8:00 am –3:30 pm M–F

2. Let them know what happen

3. They will give you Vending Machine Refund form

4. Complete the form: date, machine location, amount lost, reason, type of machine (snack/bottle drink) information

5. You will be refunded

It is important that we report this to Cashier's office right away. If any of our vending machine is not working properly, our campus administrative office wants to know about it, so they can notify the Vendor to fix it.

Overcoming Procrastination

As college students, procrastination can carry extremely negative consequences if we are not careful. The following article on “Overcoming Procrastination” provides some great tips to avoid the procrastination roller coaster.

Overcoming Procrastination

Procrastination is the bane of most, if not all, college students. By the time we reach college, many of us are already experts at avoiding the inevitable. “Oh, we’ll get to it,” we say. And most of us do. We get it done, but not without a constant and looming pressure that builds until, the night before, we cram, sometimes all night long, to finish. The result? Seldom our best work. Was it worth it? Not a chance. So why do we procrastinate over and over again?

The reasons we procrastinate are easy to identify. We might feel overwhelmed by the task, or we may be perfectionists, or maybe we get distracted easily, or perhaps we are just plain lazy. Whatever the reason, the fact remains: procrastination creates more stress in our lives, and never yields our best results.

Procrastination can severely hinder our academic performance. With this in mind, it is essential to have a realistic game plan for overcoming procrastination in college. Here are some helpful tips once that first big project is assigned:

Assess the Task. Spend a few minutes thinking through everything that needs to be done, then, if possible, segment the task into various smaller pieces. It’s much easier to tackle smaller chunks than one huge task.

“Once begun, it’s half done.” Yes, a cliché inspirational poster quote, but quite true. Don’t shoot for completion in one sitting. This will overwhelm you every time. Just begin. Getting started is the key, and incremental progress will follow.

Schedule “Action Sessions.” Progress, even a little bit each day, adds up, and over time increases your confidence that you can, that you will, finish. Schedule 15- to 30-minute “action sessions” with realistic goals in mind, and set your mind to completing these goals.

Eliminate Distractions. Find a quiet place, and try to make your “action sessions” count, all 15-30 minutes of them (or whatever amount of time you designate).

Reward Yourself. This can help seemingly painful projects become more pleasurable. After completing an “action session,” take a nap, buy a latte, call a friend, round up a game of ultimate Frisbee. The point is to have something to look forward to, so that you begin to associate hard work at school with pleasure.

Find a (Good) Study Partner. And not just anyone, either. Find someone that cares about their performance even more than you do. The old adage, “If you want to be a good student, hang out with good students,” is not only true, but imperative.

Be Reasonable. Don’t beat yourself up about getting everything perfect. Remember, you will take on—and likely complete—hundreds, possibly thousands, of projects throughout your college career.

(Source: http://www.collegeview.com/articles/article/overcoming-procrastination)

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If you want to submit any articles, please feel free to email them to me, Camille Basa cabasa@hawaii.edu, and I will gladly publish them in for you!

Any Questions? We are here for you. Please do not hesitate to contact us:

Ann Dorado, Counselor

Academic and Personal Counseling, Career Exploration and Planning, Class Registration

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