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Chapter 1- Getting On Course to Your Success

College Success Skip Downing

Annie Lankford

on 3 December 2018

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Chapter 1: Getting on Course with your Success
1. Expect students to be responsible for their education

2. Expect students to be highly motivated to succeed

3. Expect students to attend classes regularly and complete all assignments to the best of their ability

4. Expect students to collaborate with peers and make use of available help to achieve academic success.

5. Expect students to change when what they
are doing is not working.

6. Expect students to demonstrate a passion for learning.

7. Expects students to manage their emotions, as well as the emotions of others, in the service of their goals.

8. Expect students to have realistic self-confidence about themselves and their ability to succeed in college.

Chapter 1: Getting On Course to your Success
The main ingredient in all success is wise choices.
"Culture shock is the upset and stress we experience when confronted with behaviors and beliefs that differ significantly from our own."

The CORE Learning System
Prior Learning,
Quality of Processing, &
Quantity of Processing are crucial to learning
Strategies to Improve Reading:While Reading

What does success mean to you?
Life Lesson:
"It is natural to experience upset and stress when we find ourselves in a new culture."

Becoming an Active Learner
How the human brain works?
Three principles of deep & lasting learning
The CORE Learning System
Success is...
Staying on course to your desired outcomes and experiences
Outer Successes:

High Grades
Sports Victories
College Degrees
Inner Successes:
Enjoying Learning
Following Personal Interests
Focusing on Values
Creating More Fulfilling Lives
To be completely satisfying, success must occur both in the visible world and in the invisible spaces within our minds and hearts.
The Power of Choice
The main ingredient in all success is wise choices. That's because the quality of our lives is determined by the quality of the choices we make on a daily basis.
Successful people stay on course to their destinations by wisely choosing their beliefs and behaviors.
Guided Journal Entries
Copy the bold printed directions for each step in your journal
Be Spontaneous
Be Honest
Be Creative
Dive Deep
Remember...I will be the only one seeing these journals!!
Self Assessment in Book goes with Journal Entry #3
Understanding the Culture of Higher Education
CULTURE: The sum of customs and beliefs people have learned from their family, friends, schools, religions, and other groups to which they belong.
2 types of culture
Surface Culture: food, fashions, language, gestures, games, art, music, and holidays.
Deep Culture: shared beliefs, attitudes, norms, rules, opinions, expectations
High School Culture VS. College Culture
Expectations of College Educators
Knowing and Accepting Yourself
People with High Self-Esteem:
know that no one is perfect
accept themselves with both their strengths & weaknesses
acknowledge their strengths without false humility
admit their weaknesses without stubborn denial
accept weaknesses without self-judgement and take action to create positive changes
"The choices we make determine both where we are headed and the quality of the journey. Developing self-acceptance helps us to make those choices wisely."
Page 34--Wise Choices in College
Think of On Course as your user's manual for higher education.
What To Do During Your First Week in College:
1. Learn your campus.
2. Locate your classrooms.
3. Learn your instructors' names, office locations, and office hours.
4. Study--don't just skim--the first-day handout for each course.
5. Get all of your learning supplies.
6. Create a schedule.
7. Get comfortable with campus technology.
8. Manage your money.
9. Set goals for each course.
10. Attend all classes and arrive on time.
11. Participate in every class.
12. Complete and hand in all assignments on time.
13. Commit to your success.

12 College Customs and making Wise Choices:
1. Read your college catalog.
2. Create a long-term educational plan.
3. Complete general education requirements.
4. Complete prerequisites.
5. Choose a major.
6. Meet with your instructor during their office hours.
7. Know the importance of your grade point average (GPA).
8. Know how to compute your grade point average (GPA).
9. If you stop attending a class, withdraw officially.
10. Talk to your instructor before withdrawing.
11. Know your lifetime eligibility for financial aid.
12. Keep a file of important documents.
Ingredients of Success
Hard Skills
Hard skills are the technical skills that are needed to get the job done. They are observable, measurable, and learnable. Examples: Math Skills, Reading Skills, Nursing Skills.
Soft Skills
Soft skills are skills, abilities, and traits that pertain to personality, attitude, & behavior. Examples: Motivation, enthusiasm, positive work attitude, commitment, dependability, & willingness to work
Soft skills are essential to academic and job success
"Having hard skills get you hired; lacking soft skills get you fired."
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