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Transcript of College Bound!
Drop-out factors include:
Inadequate preparation for college-level academics
Conflicting demands of school, family, and work
Succeeding in college requires knowledge, skills, and determination…Are you ready?
Studying can have great benefits, both in school and, later, in the workplace.
People with good study skills:
Are quicker to grasp concepts and learn subjects thoroughly
Are more confident in school/work/life
Make higher grades on homework, tests and classes
Perform better at work
Time Management Tips
Don't let common college pitfalls trap you!
Remember your study skills!
Study early and often
Utilize learned study techniques
Manage your time!
Make a plan - and stick to it!
A Guide to Surviving College
Surviving college isn't easy!
Find Out Where You're Wasting Time
Waiting at the doctor's office or wasting time during lunch
Create Time Management Goals
Create goals for yourself
Example: “I will finish this project in one hour”
Implement A Plan
Stick to your plans
Don’t let distractions veer you off course
Go to all orientations
Why Manage My Time?
Local guidance counselors clued us in on the pitfalls of many first-year college students.
Students often struggle with:
Harder academic classes
Distractions on and off campus
Co-ed living/dorm life
Poor study skills
Why aren't we ready?
Learn your way around campus quickly.
Know who you can go to for help.
Listen carefully and make notes to reference later.
Study Skills 101
Don't Skip Around
Many concepts build on each other
Take the time that is needed to learn each concept so that you can get to the next step
Just Get Started
Looking at a blank page is hard!
Just breathe deeply and start your project -- You'll be amazed at how quickly it goes from there!
An investment in knowledge pays the best interest.
Become an Expert
On all course requirements
On the syllabi, expectations, and due dates
Never say, "I didn't know it was due."
Don't Procrastinate - Prioritize!
Don't wait and cram - It doesn't help you learn or succeed
Make a list of assignments - Most to least important
Set deadlines and stick to them
Find Your Study Place
Quiet places, free of distraction
Use your campus' student services
Go to Class!
Sleeping in is tempting - Fight the temptation
Skipping too many classes can effect your comprehension, test scores and grades
College isn't as strict as high school - But you still have to go!
Strive for Good Grades
Don't settle for just a passing grade - Do your best!
Subjects are harder in college - Stay focused and prepared
If you get behind, seek out an academic tutor
For yourself and your actions
Acknowledge your mistakes and learn from them
College is for adults - and adults have to be responsible!
Make Time for Yourself
Even good students need a break!
Take time from studying to do something you enjoy
Have fun - But take care of your responsiblities first
Tips for Effective Studying
Your Goal for College --
Such as Roy G. Biv to remember the colors in the rainbow
Like "Every Good Boy Deserves Fudge" for the music scale
Pictures as a Plus
Pictures help you connect information visually
Shorten and summarize long bits of information
Having a partner pushes you to succeed
People who manage their time well:
Get more accomplished during the day
Cut down on wasted time
Experience less stress
Have more time to spend on things that matter, like friends and family
What have you invested in your education?
Prepare to be Overwhelmed
Bottom line – College is stressful!
With work, school and a social life, things may get hectic
Know that you are not the only one who feels this way!
Seek a Balance
College is about gaining knowledge -- and life experience
Study hard so that you can play hard!
Allows new ideas to form naturally
Turn off your cell phone
Avoid television, radio and social networking sites
You get twice as much done without distractions
Study Skills 101
Time Management Tips
Figure out what your priorities are
You might have to cut some activities you enjoy in order to accomplish an assignment
Make Sure Your Systems are Organized
Being organized optimizes your time
Make Time For Fun
Leisure time is essential to being productive during the day
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