The deadline has passed for dropping a course without a grade, so it’s time to get serious with this guide to reading like a scholar. And let’s back that up with some thoughts on how spiritual discipline is part of a complete education.

Some things should be falling into place by now. If not, now is the time to get help—from professors, counselors or pastors, Student Support Services—people who really know what’s what. Your friends and family love you, but for that very reason, sometimes they’ll try to fix things for you instead of helping you learn things yourself. Make the most of college.