This Habit of Mind is all about preparation and organization.
Plan for the full semester.
Your time in college offers an opportunity to widen your horizons and explore new areas.
We've created a checklist of ways you can get involved at Bakersfield College
and partake in activities to enrich your life while you are a student.
This resource is available as a PDF and as a Word Document.
Keep track of what you do for an entire week,
and then use this handout to analyze how you are using your time,
where you are wasting time, and develop a plan to make improvements.
Then, use the blank weekly schedule form to make sure you stay on track!
This work plan helps you determine the requirements of a long-term project
and set up a personal schedule to complete it all by the due date.
» Long Term Project Plan
This handy calendar already includes some of the important dates
on Bakersfield College's campus - print it out
and add your own information to keep yourself organized all semester!
» Planning Calendar
Log in to
and check out My Degree Path.
It will show you a worksheet for an audit of the program you've selected in your most recent admission/update form.
If you're actually pursuing a different degree and major,
go to Window #1 in the Office of Admissions & Records
to have your program changed.
You can also explore other options, by selecting "What-If" from the list on the left side of the page.
See a counselor to complete your Student Educational Plan.
Call (661) 395-4421.
Preparing for your tests is important. We've created two guides to help you prepare for your tests.
Critical Academic Skills (CAS) Workshops can help you get organized.
The following workshops might be especially helpful: