In a recent ValoreBooks Facebook contest, we asked our audience what it means to be a Savvy Student. We got some great responses. Here are our favorites:
A savvy student blurs the lines between the classroom and the “real world”. They never stop learning and applying their knowledge in day-to-day life. A savvy student is a life-long learner.” – Ryn Keatley (Grad student, Colorado State ’15)
Savvy students take the time to find textbooks for cheaper than the bookstore, take opportunities to be leaders, are proactive, flexible, hardworking, kind, honest, and balanced. They smile, despite the stresses, knowing all of their hard work will pay off someday soon.” – Michelle Mai (Mount St. Mary’s College ’15)
Determination is what you need to be a savvy student. As a parent returning to school has been a meaningful but difficult decision for me and my family. Determination has pushed me through challenges and helped me find many good ways to save money including bargain sites like ValoreBooks.com” – Alicia Brown (Pierce College ’14)
Savvy students save on textbooks so that we only have to eat Ramen noodles 6 days a week instead of 7!” – Julia McIntosh (University of Kentucky ’16)
A savvy student is one that can excel in academics, have a social life, and still get a good night’s rest! One that spends wisely, both time and money. And ultimately, one that is in school because they truly enjoy learning and education.” – Samuel Louis-Pierre (Southern Adventist University ’15)
Being a savvy student means utilizing every available resource in order to be successful and productive. These resources include tutoring, scholarship opportunities, study groups, meeting with teachers and professors, using libraries and online databases. The list goes on and on. From being smart about purchasing textbooks to meeting with school advisers, there are so many different ways a student can be smart and savvy.” – Brittany Collier
What do you think it means to be a Savvy Student? Answer in the comments below!
Also, check out what other students said in our Savvy Student infographic!