they are present/they pay attention to their surroundings
they plan they network they use their resources
So let’s use those skills to “survive” and be successful in College.
Get to know the VOCABULARY Lottery Drop/add Withdrawal Academic warning, probation, suspension Registration Semester GPA Syllabus Pell Grant Your Student Handbook has definitions and information on all of these terms and many more…………….
PLANNING Before classes start: Have the materials you need At least look at your textbooks to see what the courses are about
Time Management is Key After classes start: Use a planner (you are juggling work, family, school and play). Schedule class time, work, study time and “fun” Have a backup plan for getting to school, child care, etc. Read your text book Review frequently Have a regular study place and time Plan ahead for test, projects, papers and the big game or other events.
You must attend class and be there mentally, too! Yes, you must study!!!! Yes, you must read your textbook and do homework!!! -SQ3R
Your instructor gives you clues every class as to what is important and what you will see on quizzes, tests and exams. How? Handing out printed material Writing on the board Making overheads/power points Becoming excited about a topic Telling you “you will see this again.” This is important.
Networking Who? Get to know your academic advisor Get to know your instructor Get to know other students in the class Get to know your financial aid officer What?
People Resources Bookstore/Business Office Bus Passes Print Cards Learning Resource Center (LRC-library) Computer Center Student Activities Student ID Public Safety Instructor Advisor Financial Aid Officer Admissions Registrar’s Office
Student Success Center Career Development Counseling Disability Services Learning Assistance – Tutoring Orientation Student Employment Testing Workshops
Grants/Special Programs Educational Opportunity Center Call Me Mister/Male Mentoring Program Student Support Services Veterans Upward Bound VOCA Grant –Interpersonal Violence Counseling
Printed Resources On Course TTC’s Catalog The Student Handbook