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What Should You Expect in College. New Teaching, New Learning. You are in charge of your education You need to take the initiative to get help Professors Take advantage of office hours Ask questions in class Advisors Offer advise and approve class schedule Provide help with college major

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New Teaching, New Learning

  • You are in charge of your education

  • You need to take the initiative to get help

    • Professors

      • Take advantage of office hours

      • Ask questions in class

    • Advisors

      • Offer advise and approve class schedule

      • Provide help with college major

    • Tutor and Teaching Assistances

      • Students that help with specific classes

    • Counselors, Mentors, and Others

      • Available on campus


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Studying

  • Reading

    • Set aside reading time every day

    • Create study guides based on reading notes

  • Writing

    • Skill required throughout college, and the rest of your life

    • Use the Writing Center support

  • Lectures

    • Move fast

    • Take note, don’t try to transcribe everything

  • Testing

    • More than memorization, analyze and apply


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Freedom Means Responsibility

  • You will experience far more freedom

  • But you will have far more responsibilities

  • Your Responsibilities

    • Planning

    • Money

    • Time

    • Health


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What to Expect from College Classes

  • Variety

    • Some general requirements

      • Some choices there

    • Major classes

      • Usually electives within your major

    • Other electives

      • Anything you want to take

  • Independence

    • Choose your own major

    • More independence on daily basis

      • Need to manage your extra time

  • Feedback

    • Higher expectations but less feedback from instructors

    • Some courses only have two exams, and homework


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Five Strategies for Success in College

  • Go to class

    • Some professors don’t take roll every class

    • But you will miss critical information if you miss class

  • Get organized

    • Purchase a planner

    • Create a to do list

  • Stay on top of it

    • Review daily and prepare for classes

  • Seek help

    • Tutoring, study groups, professor, other students, and other professors

  • Dive in

    • You need to write that first lousy draft in order to write an award winning novel


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