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How is college different?

How is college different?






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    How is college different? How is college different? Presentation Transcript

    • So. How is College Different?1) Academics2) Extracurricular Activities
    • College: Self-Motivation • It is now YOUR responsibility to go to class, to complete all assignments, and be academically prepared. • No one is going to hold your hand. • You’re paying for it, take charge of your own learning.Chuck Norris would like you to get motivated.
    • Academics• Being a student is your .• Focus on participation in class• Sporadic class schedule• Higher expectations outside of class• Fewer opportunities to earn “grades”
    • Participation• Many professors will factor classroom participation into your grade• Yes, that means you’ll need to talk in class and contribute to the discussion
    • So when am I in class?• Typical High School – 7 different hours of class, beginning at 8:00am and ending at 3:00pm• Typical College (15 credit hours) – 50 minute classes three days a week – One hour and 20 minute classes two days a week – Three hour classes one night a week.
    • A Typical College ScheduleMONDAY TUESDAY WEDNESDAY THURSDAY FRIDAY8:30 8:30 8:30 8:30 8:309:30 9:30 9:30 9:30 9:3010:30 10:30 10:30 10:30 10:3011:30 11:30 11:30 11:30 11:3012:30 12:30 12:30 12:30 12:301:30 1:30 1:30 1:30 1:302:30 2:30 2:30 2:30 2:303:30 3:30 3:30 3:30 3:304:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 4:30 Blue: open Green: in class
    • Expectations Outside of Class• A general guideline is that for every you spend in class, professors will expect you to spend two hours on your own, outside of class• Reading, studying, doing homework.
    • Time• The hardest thing to master as a new college student is “time”• Academic demands• Social life• First semester is always the roughest
    • Battling Procrastination • Procrastination – the college student’s best friend – FIGHT IT! • Planning can do wonders – Setting and adhering to a study schedule means you’ll have time to enjoy yourself – If you find something that works for you, stick with it.
    • Is help available?• YES YES YES! But you must make the effort. – Writing center for help writing papers – Tutoring in various subjects – Communication lab for speeches and presentations – Go to your professors if you’re struggling, or don’t understand a concept, they’re very understanding.
    • The Social Side: Why get Involved?• It’s fun.• Getting connected to campus increases the likelihood that you’ll Graduate.• Meet new people and have new experiences.• Happiness. Happy student = better student. Be a happy puppy!
    • Athletics• Varsity sports• Club Sports• Intramural Sports
    • Clubs and Organizations• Social Greek (Fraternities and Sororities)• Community Service• Religious Student Unions• Campus Media (newspaper, radio, tv)• Cultural Groups• Academic Honor Societies• Special Interest
    • Part-time Employment- Spending Money- Help pay for school- Improve your time management skills- Increase your responsibility- On campus or off campus