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College Success Skills (HS vs. College) Presentation
Transcript of College Success Skills (HS vs. College) Presentation
This Isn't High School Anymore...
UC Santa Barbara
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Cal State Northridge
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In high school, a "D" was a passing grade
In college, passing grades are "C" or better
In high school books were free and provided by your teacher.
In college books must be purchase either at the Bookstore or from another source
There are no bells in college! Time Management is KEY!
Arrive early to class & find a "good" seat!
In high school you were probably able to get away with studying maybe a couple of hours outside of school...
but in college...you should study at least 2 to 3 hours outside of class for each hour in class
You have a class that is 2 hrs long twice a week. How many hours should you be studying for this class per week?
That's right! 8 to 12 hours of studying outside of class.
If you wanna get out of here fast AND successfully...follow these tips:
In high school doing all of your homework may help you increase your grade in a class, but in college although homework is important, your grade will be highly impacted by how you score on your papers and exams.
So how can I do well on my papers and exams?
Professor's Office Hours
In college, professors have “office hours,” which you can find usually on the front page of your syllabus.
They are designated hours that you can meet one-on-one with your professors.
Start studying & working on assignments early!
Don't wait until the last minute!
Procrastination won't do you any good here.
English, math, and ESL Tutoring at TLC
Other subjects available
Form productive study groups
Ahh! What do I do?! What should I do?!
The Guide to Knowing the Differences Between High School & College...and How to Survive AND Be Successful While in College
Soak this all in...but don't forget to also have fun & meet new people!
After all...PCC is your
Pathway to SUCCESS!
What information does a syllabus contain?
It is a document given by your professor at the beginning of the semester that lays out your semester:
Name some of the differences between high school & college
Make friends :)
YOU ARE HERE
Associate in Arts (A.A.) Degrees
Associate in Science (A.S.) Degrees
Transfer to a College or University
Show us what you've learned!
You will be going to school and interacting with students from different ethnicities, age, social economic status, and other cultures. Be understanding and open to learning about other cultures.
Communicate your needs clearly. Resources are available, but it’s up to YOU to use them!
You are in charge of your information. If you are 18 or older, you decide what information the school will share with parents.
College is NOT free nor Mandatory!
College requires 2-3 hours of study time outside of class for each hour in class!
Confidentiality - You have control over what information pertaining to your academics college shares with your family members!
Self-advocacy - SPEAK UP for YOURSELF!
Responsibility is the key!
What resources can I use to
improve my grades??
Go to tutoring sessions for any subject! (TLC offers math, English, and ESL tutoring).
Visit professors during their office hours to ask questions!
Form a study group!
Ask your coach about study skills!
Syllabus = guide to get an "A"!
It is a document given by your professor at the beginning of the semester that lays out the followings:
Professor's contact information
In high school, you needed a permission to participate in extracurricular activities.
In college, you make your OWN decisions about what activities you participate in based on your interests and goals!
Did you know...?
Other Campus Resources
Career and major exploration
Resume and interview preparation
Meet with a Career Advisor!
Meet with University Reps
Counseling at L-104
Create an Educational Plan
Short- and Long-term Goal Settings
Transfer and Graduation Requirements
Financial Aid/Scholarships at L-114
EOP&S at L-107
Honors Program at L-104
MESA at IT-224
DSP&S at D-209
Writing Center at C-341
Psychological Services at L-108
Tutors for various kinds of subjects (See the campus resources packet!)
Go to Tutoring Sessions!
Professor's Contact Information
In high school your Counselor was assigned to you and primarily focused on your grades, behavior, and class schedule.
In college, you select a Counselor and they work with you to develop plans and help you reach your goals