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Transcript of College 101
How do students approach college?
All fun and games
Is College right for me?
Designing and assigning project work that requires students to solve a non-standard problem that requires a longer period of time than problems that would typically be assigned for homework or in class. There is often a research component where students must actively seek data, background knowledge, or formulas. Often the students work on projects in pairs or small groups. The final result of a project might include a written paper or a presentation on the findings.
Including class time for students to solve problems based on data from real-world situations (present or past) problems that come from the partner disciplines of mathematics (e.g. Engineering, Chemistry, Biology, Physics, Economics, Business).
Including class time for learning that engages students in working and learning together in small groups, typically with two to five members. Cooperative learning strategies are designed to engage students actively in the learning process through inquiry and discussions with their classmates (Rogers et al., 2001).
Teaching by including multiple ways (e.g. graphs, diagrams, algebra, words, data, manipulatives) to represent mathematical ideas whenever possible. The rule-of-four (representing a function visually, algebraically, numerically, or with words) is an example of multiple representations.
Providing opportunities for students to practice their ability to communicate mathematical and quantitative ideas using both written and oral communications.
Making use of instructional strategies in the learning environment that assess where students are having problems so that students can learn more and learn better. (Gold, 1999)
NOTE: For a K-12 version, look at the Learning Process Questionnaire (LPQ)
"I just assumed I wasn't going to go ."
"What is college? I know we're suppose to go but what is college really?"
Make the grade!
Do not slack off
High School Matters!
Participate in as much as you can
Looks great on resume!
Take Advanced Courses/Dual Credit to gain college credit.
76% of students received financial assistance
$290 million Total
- Prosser & Trigwell, 1997
68% of two-year college faculty reported at least some stress from teaching underprepared students
(Lindholm et al., 2005)
1. High School matters!
Make the grade now!
Take AP/Dual Credit
Distinguish v. Recommended
3. College Research
Make a list
Discuss list w/parents
Letters of Rec.
2. Choose Career
What do you want to be?
Research careers and benefits
Keep options open!
5. Financial Aid
6. Choose College!
Proximity to home
"College is the biggest investment
in your future."
Meet new people
The U.S. Department of Education found that 41% of low-income students enrolled in a four-year institution managed to graduate within five years.
For higher income students, this jumps to 66%.
Where to find help?
8,990 Higher Education Institutions
The Texas Tech University Residence Hall system houses more that 6,400 students in 13 residence halls, 2 suite-style halls and 1 apartment complex.
College is a completely different world compared to high school.
Your education is your number one priority.
You can choose to live on or off campus.
Living on campus can be beneficial to your education.
Living off campus is sometimes more economical.
Just as in high school, you need to be as active as possible.
Build resume in high school:
UIL, school & non-school activities
Get involved in college!
Student Organizations, Fraternities, Sororities, Athletics, Band
Be who you want to be, many opportunities to express yourself
Take advantage of all the opportunities that are given to you.
Free events are held all the time.
Do not expect to be able to pass and not have to study.
Three Types of Students in college
Those who party and never study=F
Those who party and study=B/C
Those who study and study hard=A+
Your quest of education is a never ending adventure. Once you graduate continue to pursue new opportunities that can assist you in your education.
Look into a Masters Degree
Look into a PhD
Education Never Stops!
First Generation Programs
Student Learning Center
Room & Board $ 8,464
Books/Supplies $ 1,200
Transportation $ 2,300
Personal/Misc. $ 2,120
Important tips to know during high school
Conversations about college
Understand College Terminology
Paying for college
Start saving now
Set up savings account
Find creative saving habits
Ex: Skip that cup of Joe
Do not be discouraged/nervous
High School Climate