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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

• 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

Quick Quiz Practice

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

End

Create a balanced schedule

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

Life

School

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

Consider class location

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

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

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!

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

Aim for a schedule that

looks like this:

Know yourself and

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

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?

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

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

Need to change your schedule?

• 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

Attendance

• Now that you have the classes…

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

THANK YOU!

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

University Center for Academic Excellence

Fretwell 330

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