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Chabot Engineering. Study Skills For College Students. Bruce Mayer, PE Licensed Electrical & Mechanical Engineer BMayer@ChabotCollege.edu. From CareerBuilder.com Apr08. CHICAGO, April 2008 - CareerBuilder.com's annual survey.
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Bruce Mayer, PE
Licensed Electrical & Mechanical EngineerBMayer@ChabotCollege.edu
Thank You UC Berkeley Placement Center
~$70k in 2013-$
Study Like aCollege Student
Don’t justREAD the Text; WORK the Text
Text Book Notes
HomeWork & Exams
TV & VIDEO GAMES are NOT on The Creativity List
I DON’T NEEDTHIS Anymore…
Chabot CHEM-1A/B Text
MTH1 TextBook from Cabrillo College
I don’t have time to Study…Tell me how get an “A” AnyWay
There is No Substitute for Personally Struggling with the Course Material
B. E. Boser
3 Hours StudyTime Per 1 Hour of ExamTime
>>> Robbie Sweetman <firstname.lastname@example.org> 05/31/11 11:52 AM >>>
Hey Mr. Mayer, thanks! I think I finally realized that understanding the concepts and actually being able to analyze different problems were two different things. About a week and a half before the final I started doing problem after problem after problem. I think the only way that I was able to improve in that class was by seeing a lot of different problems and FINALLY PUTTING IN MORE TIME. And to me the final [exam] was the EASIEST of all three tests SIMPLY BECAUSE I HAD DONE SO MANY PROBLEMS that I UNDERSTOOD how a circuit worked. I knew the concepts AND how they actually applied and I think that made the difference. On the other tests I knew the general concepts, but DIDN'T SPEND ENOUGH TIME applying them to actual circuits.
Thanks again Mr Mayer! I think your classes have helped me REALIZE HOW MUCH TIME I have to spend when I transfer [to UCDavis in AeroSpace Engineering].
- Robbie Sweetman
>>> Robert Curry 03/14/08 4:00 PM
…I do have to tell you , my time at Chabot was VERY HELPFUL IN PREPARING ME to go on to Sac State. I think that ALL THE ADVICE you gave us, and the TYPE OF WORK YOU HAD US do put me in a GOOD POSITION TO DO WELL.
During my first semester at Sac State, I saw a lot of OTHER STUDENTS STRUGGLING with things that I found to be familiar. Not necessarily the material, but the WORK that was required AND THE METHOD to go about learning the material. I've seen that everything that you are doing to help your students will PAY OFF for them if they choose to use it. Thank you very much Mr. Mayer. Without your help over the previous three years I don't think I would be in such a good position to succeed in my goals.
Excerpts from a Guest Lecture to the Chabot ENGR10 Class made by Chabot Engineering Transfer Student (Now Mechanical Engineer) Robert Moore
>>> Evan Manrique <email@example.com> 10/24/2012 10:53 AM >>>Hello Mr. Mayer, I just wanted to thank you for the preparation you have provided me during my time at Chabot College. Getting though the first round of midterms at Cal Poly, I found myself in both of my EE classes, receiving the highest grade on the midterms. The work ethic that I had to acquire in taking your classes at Chabot has truly made me a more confident and stronger student. I hope everything is going well for you this semester and thank you again for all your help and guidance.Evan Manrique (CalPoly-SLO Electrical Engineering Student)
>>> dadaspeaking <firstname.lastname@example.org> 10/28/12 9:50 PM >>>
It is super nice to hear from you again!! How have you been? I am using the method you taught me to study every course at Cal. I totally survived in the first round of midterms with all A's!! : ) I very very appreciate for it and again, thank you so much.
Best Regards, Weida Yin (UCBerkeley Civil Engineering Student)
>>> Andrew Koth <email@example.com> 10/28/12 6:41 PM >>>
Your tests really prepared me for the rigor of my current classes. I thought the study skills packet was particularly helpful. I hope everything is going well for you.
Andrew (UCBerkeley Electrical Engineering student)
>>> LormiSioson <firstname.lastname@example.org> 04/18/13 8:56 AM >>>
Dear Mr. Mayer,
…stay in touch with the only engineering professor that has established a good foundation of not only the material needed in the engineering field, but also preparing me for the hard work ahead.
Just to update you, I was able to pass all my classes last semester andabout to finish another one. Unfortunately, due to budget cuts, one our two classes here at SJSU require more prerequisites to get in and they are limited in enrollment, which has pushed me back as far as whatmy previous education plan was. Which is why the education plan assignment you had us do in Engineering 10 was helpful. The rigorous work required to pass my classes comes to me so naturally now because your classes have prepared me for it. I didn’t know that then and almost found it torturous, but now, I'm glad to have gone through it and it has helped me make it this far.
I wanted to take the opportunity to thank you for pushing me to become a better engineer. Sincerely, Lormi
March 28, 2013
Professor Bruce Mayer
Dear Mr. Mayer:
As you know, this is the first year I have taken a job as a engineeringintern with Gallo Wines and this step would not have been possible without your guidance and support. I find myself often using the advice youhave given and skills you have taught in your engineering classes in my internship. Your "Rule-5: learn to Communicate" I use daily. I am required every day at Gallo to be able to communicate what I need done succinctly and precisely to my supervisors, the maintenance technicians and the machine operators.
Your study skills have also been useful, especially your "Rule-2: Mind Connected to Hand." If I were to give any advice to prospective engineering majors, I would tell them take fewer units so that you have the time to work the problems out on paper. Even in my internship I have a legal pad out on my desk so that I can write out problems or brainstorm. I often use pen and paper before I use the computer.
In case you were wondering, my job as a production engineering intern is to investigate and fix major problems with the bottling lines based on data. The lines I manage produce the sparkling wines (aka champagne) under the brands Andre, Barefoot Bubbly, Delicia, and Wyclef. My lines also produce the dessert wines Boones Farm, Night Train, Thunderbird, and Gallo vermouth and boxed wines Peter Vella and Carlo Rossi
I’ll NEVER NEEDThis Again…