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Chapter 1: Exploring Your Purpose for Attending College
Transcript of Chapter 1: Exploring Your Purpose for Attending College
what college is all about
the many purposes of college The College Experience College is an established process designed by society to further formal education, so that students who attend and graduate will be prepared for roles in what has become known as "the information economy." So far, is life at your college or
university what you expected or
hoped for? Why/Why not? Why College is Important to Our Society
a way to achieve "upward social mobility"
"the great equalizer"
prepares citzens for leadership roles
prepares you for continuing education Why College is important for you
sharpens critical thinking skills
develop social networks
futher define/achieve your purpose EXPERIMENT!!!!
...within limits :) You are not alone.... Office of Multicultural Affairs
Academic Achievement & Access Center
Supportive Educational Services
Counseling & Psychological Services
Student Money Management
University Career Center
Department of Student Housing
Student Involvement & Leadership Center "The purpose of our lives is to be happy."~ The Dalai Lama So what's your purpose?
begin to define your own purpose and motivation level for attending KU
utilize general education courses, student clubs and activities What's your motivation to succeed at KU? Outcomes
Learn how to accumulate knowledge
Gain self-esteem and self-confidence
Be an efficient consumer Differences
Earn more money
More discretionary time How does college differ from high school? More time demands No one to constantly check on you More reading and writing Freedom! What are the different freedoms
you are facing as a KU student? ? Remember, college is fun,
but it is work. Formula For Success Keep up with weekly schedule and do work on time
Be on time for class
Limit the hours you work
Improve your study habits
Use your resources
Evaluate what you see, read and hear
Speak up in class
Learn from criticism
Strive to improve your writing and speaking
Study with a group
Become engaged in campus activities
Meet with your instructors outside of class
Find a competent and caring advisor
Take your health seriously
Have realistic expectations http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YmwwrGV_aiE