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Transition to College- EMC Student STAR Program

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Anna Gallerani

on 1 June 2011

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Transcript of Transition to College- EMC Student STAR Program

Study abroad opportunities

The Writing Center at your

Free master's programs

Your school's contacts with
companies and graduate

School events

School clubs Transition to College:
What can I expect? Let's talk about
community involvement! How can I get
involved in my community? Why should I get
involved in my community? Many admissions counselors say that
the importance of community service achievements outweighs
the content in reference letters! What can be considered
community service? Outline:
1.What to expect your first week
2.What to expect in your classes and
from your professors
3.Freedom!: Biggest changes provided
by your new freedom and your
new environment
4.How to take advantage of college "Ah! It's my first week
at college!" What if... I make no friends?! I get completely lost walking to class
and I walk into the wrong one?! OR OR My roomate seems a
little strange?! "Alright, I made some friends and found
my classrooms,now what can I expect from
these classes and these professors?" You Everyone else! HIGH SCHOOL CLASSES COLLEGE CLASSES
The school year is 36 weeks long; The academic year is divided into
some classes extend over both two separate 15-week semesters,
semesters and some don't. plus aweek after each semester
for exams.
Classes generally have no
more than 35 students. Classes may number 100
students or more.
You may study outside class as
little as 0 to 2 hours a week, You need to study at least and this preparation may be mostly 2 to 3 hours outside of class
last-minute test preparation. for each hour in class.

You seldom need to read anything You need to review class
more than once, and sometimes notes and text material
listening in class is enough. regularly.

You are expected to read short You are assigned substantial
assignments that are then amounts of reading and writing
discussed, and often re-taught, which may not be directly
in class. addressed in class. What are some
other big differences? Not every day! Breaks in between! Less "homework"
assignments Now, let me explain those
intelligent people speaking to you
from the front of the room

Hint: they're all VERY different from one another; they all have different teaching styles and different preferences! No matter how different they are,
your professors are your BEST
resource Tips to getting the most out of your professors:

1. Make yourself known! (And not as the one
who's always walking into class late)

2. Make yourself available to them when you need
their help!

3. Know their office hours and e mail! What classes should I take
my first year? Luckily, you have an
Academic Advisor for that! But, let's talk about Gen Eds.. And what about
determing my major?! DON'T WORRY YET! Focus on your major when you have
explored some classes and actually KNOW what you want to do! FREEDOM! "With freedom comes great responsibility" THREE THINGS TO AVOID: Doing NOTHING Not going to class Partying all of the time "80% of the final exam will be based on the one lecture you missed and the one book you didn't read."
-Third Law of Applied Terror $154.00 some 159,000 of the nation’s current freshmen will drop out of school because of alcohol or drug use

22% tanked an exam or essay due to substance abuse Take Advantage of Your College! Use the resources that your school
provides for you
These resources include.... QUESTIONS?
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