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#10 Six Habits of Highly Effective CIEP Students

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by UNI CIEP on 22 August 2014

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Transcript of #10 Six Habits of Highly Effective CIEP Students

6 Habits of a
Highly Effective CIEP Student

1. Understand the Culture of the U.S. American Classroom.
Informal yet
Respectful
Students think
critically
Students are
responsible for
learning
.
.
.
.
.
.
Example:
U.S. American: Use titles
CIEP: Use first names
How should you address your teacher?
Hi, Sue!
Example:
What should you do if you have a personal question for your teacher?
U.S. American:
Go to your teacher's
office hours.
Office Hours
All instructors at UNI and in CIEP have office hours.
Office hours are different for each teacher.
If you cannot come during your teacher's office hours, schedule an appointment.
Remember:
Respect your teacher's
time!
Classrooms in United States:
Hello,
Professor
Perkins
Example:
It's your job to learn U.S. American classroom etiquette.
This shows respect.
Students are expected
to participate and
think
Classroom discussions have
many different opinions.
It's ok to disagree
with other students
and even your teachers.
It's not ok to yell or
to be hostile.
BE
RESPECTFUL!
Example:
Participating in discussions shows

for your teacher.
respect
independently.
are responsible
for your own
success!
You
.
.
.
.
Always
Example:
To take someone else's opinion
as your own is
plagiarism
To avoid plagiarism, you need to give
credit to the owner of the idea or opinion.
Be careful!
You are sick and miss class. Homework was
given the day you were sick. Whose
responsibility is it to get the homework?
Yours!
You fail a test. Whose fault is it?
Example:
It's your job to ask
Rule 1:
Rule 2:
Time commitments are serious!
Maintain your plans!
The plans you made
first, come first.
Many U.S. Americans plan out their day in advance.
To respect their time is
to respect them.
U.S. Americans
value time.
CIEP Academic
Activity
Be on time!
Be on time!
Lecture
Class
Party
What is late?
Informal
It is to show up late.
ok
1 minute late is still late.
Coming in late is a distraction.
Respect others by being on time!
Be on time!
Showing up late to class shows that you do not respect your teacher or your classmates.
Some teachers do not allow students to enter the room if they are late!
Formal
Formal
Formal
4. Speak in English!
If you speak only in English,
The CIEP handbook states,
"
"
CIEP classes are English only;
do not use your native
language in class.
If one person does not speak your language,
speak in

.
English
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By not speaking in English,
the other person feels left
out or excluded.
your English will only improve.
(page 12)
5. Participate
Take advantage of
leadership opportunities
Get to know other students
Find more conversation
partners and make friends
Congratulations!
You are finished with the Six Habits of Highly Effective CIEP Students.
Example: "What is my grade?"
Created by
Kat Lundberg,
Sally Roos
........1........2........3........4........
the Stages of Culture Shock
3. Understanding
Honeymoon
Independence
Shock/
Distress
Acceptance
6. Take Advice from Other Students
Take all opportunities to practice English
Use your time wisely
Go to CIEP activities
Focus on your CIEP classes
Study hard
Yours!
It's your job to ask for help
Go to CIEP activities
Be patient because it is an intensive program.
Never give up!
Don't be afraid to ask the activities office for anything.
Don't underestimate the value of homework.
2. Understand U.S. Americans'
Thoughts on Time
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