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Scheduling for Success. University Center for Academic Excellence. Presentation Overview. Creating a balanced schedule Avoiding common stressors Making schedule changes Campus resources and support Wrap-up Scan the QR code on the cards for access to this presentation . Quick Quiz Overview.

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scheduling for success

Scheduling for Success

University Center for Academic Excellence

slide2

Presentation Overview

  • Creating a balanced schedule
  • Avoiding common stressors
  • Making schedule changes
  • Campus resources and support
  • Wrap-up

Scan the QR code on the cards for access to this presentation

slide3

Quick Quiz Overview

  • One question per slide
  • Four possible answers
  • A = Pink B = Blue C = Yellow D = Green
  • 10 seconds to decide
  • Timer on each slide
  • Don’t hold up answer until given the signal
slide4

Quick Quiz Practice

  • What day of the week is it?
    • A. Tuesday
    • B. Wednesday
    • C. Thursday
    • D. Friday

End

slide5

Create a balanced schedule

  • Select a variety of courses
  • Before choosing a specific class, consider:
    • Course type
    • Course content
    • Course style

Life

School

slide6

Quick Quiz #1

  • What is the average recommended number of credits a student should take in any given semester?
    • A. 12
    • B. 14
    • C. 15
    • D. 17

End

slide7

Consider class location

  • Check the campus map for classes locations
  • Make sure you’ll have enough time to get from one to the other
slide8

Quick Quiz #2

  • What is the average length of time between campus shuttle runs?
    • A. 5 minutes
    • B. 10 minutes
    • C. 20 minutes
    • D. 30 minutes

End

slide9

Leave time to eat

(and breathe)

  • You need time to eat, stop by student services offices, have group meetings, return phone calls, and gather your thoughts before the big test…
  • So don’t “stack” four or five classes and labs in a row to fit all of your classes into one or two days!
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Quick Quiz #3

  • What do first-year students identify as being the study skill with which they struggle the most?
    • A. Note-taking
    • B. Concentration
    • C. Speed reading
    • D. Time management

End

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Aim for a schedule that

looks like this:

slide12

Know yourself and

your habits

  • Try to take classes that work with your internal clock
  • Figure out when you will study while you make your schedule
slide13

Be honest about

outside commitments

  • Do you already have a job and know what the hours will be?
  • Will you be needing to get a job once you get here?
slide14

Quick Quiz #4

  • What is the maximum number of hours a new full-time student should work per week in order to maintain the best possible GPA?
    • A. 10
    • B. 15
    • C. 20
    • D. 30

End

slide15

Quick Quiz #5

  • How many student jobs were available on campus during the 2012-13 academic year?
    • A. 1000
    • B. 1500
    • C. 3000
    • D. 4000

End

slide16

Need to change your schedule?

  • Talk to your advisor
  • Check online through the summer and first full week of class
  • Pay attention to course numbers
  • Didn’t get into a class you want?
    • Go on the first day anyway
    • Contact the professor
    • Take it next semester
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Attendance

  • Now that you have the classes…
slide18

Quick Quiz #6

  • What is the average GPA difference between students who never miss class during a semester versus students who miss 1-2 classes per week?
    • A. 3.0 vs. 3.17
    • B. 2.93 vs. 3.17
    • C. 2.74 vs. 3.17
    • D. 2.51 vs. 3.17

End

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Academic Support…

UCAE Style!

  • Comprehensive array of academic support programming including:

Tutoring

Supplemental Instruction (SI)

Workshops

Individual Consultations

Learning Lab

Building Educational Strengths and Talents (BEST)

Students Obtaining Success (SOS)

Fretwell 330 * www.ucae.uncc.edu * Open 6 days a week

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Quick Quiz #7

  • How many Tutoring sessions were attended during the 2012-13 academic l year?
    • A. 8,607
    • B. 6,406
    • C. 2,941
    • D. 1,006

End

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Quick Quiz #8

  • On average, how many Supplemental Instruction sessions are offered each week of the semester?
    • A. 30
    • B. 60
    • C. 90
    • D. 120

End

slide22

Quick Quiz #9

  • How many UCAE workshop sessions will be offered during the Fall 2013 semester?
    • A. 66
    • B. 55
    • C. 44
    • D. 33

End

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Quick Quiz #10

  • How many student contacts did the UCAE have during the 2012-13 academic year?
    • A. 9,553
    • B. 14,730
    • C. 26,445
    • D. 34,661

End

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Create a balanced schedule

  • Consider class locations
  • Leave time to eat (and breathe)
  • Know yourself and your habits
  • Think about outside commitments
  • Make attending class a priority
  • Use campus resources including the UCAE
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THANK YOU!

We look forward to working with all of you over the next four years!

University Center for Academic Excellence

Fretwell 330

**Make sure to scan the QR code on the Quick Quiz cards**

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