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  The Smart Guide To College Preparation   Middle School Edition
HOW DO I GET TO COLLEGE? <ul><li>Learn how to be your own person </li></ul><ul><li>Develop life skills </li></ul><ul><li>L...
BE  YOUR OWN PERSON <ul><li>Identify your interests  </li></ul><ul><li>Identify your talents </li></ul><ul><li>Practice wh...
LEARN AND APPLY STUDY SKILLS <ul><li>Learn and practice good study habits at school and at home. </li></ul><ul><li>Create ...
MIDDLE SCHOOL  VS.  COLLEGE <ul><li>Infrequent homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Small student body and less interaction with pe...
USE YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM <ul><li>Who can help you reach your goals? </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Friends at s...
DECIDE TO GO TO COLLEGE <ul><li>It is easier to make a decision if you have: </li></ul><ul><li>Learned to be your own pers...
TIPS TO MAKE A GOOD DECISION <ul><li>Visit as many universities and colleges as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit communit...
UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON <ul><li>Founded in 1895 with only 75 students, UT Arlington now has a population of almos...
COME VISIT US! <ul><li>Campus Tour </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.uta.edu/admissions/visit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planetarium S...
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    1. 1. The Smart Guide To College Preparation Middle School Edition
    2. 2. HOW DO I GET TO COLLEGE? <ul><li>Learn how to be your own person </li></ul><ul><li>Develop life skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learn and apply study skills </li></ul><ul><li>Identify your support system </li></ul><ul><li>Decide to go to college </li></ul><ul><li>Start saving money for college </li></ul>
    3. 3. BE YOUR OWN PERSON <ul><li>Identify your interests </li></ul><ul><li>Identify your talents </li></ul><ul><li>Practice what you are good at doing </li></ul><ul><li>Become friends with others who enjoy doing what you like to do </li></ul>
    4. 4. LEARN AND APPLY STUDY SKILLS <ul><li>Learn and practice good study habits at school and at home. </li></ul><ul><li>Create study space at home. </li></ul><ul><li>Do your home work as soon as you get home from school. </li></ul><ul><li>Organize your time to study, play and relax. </li></ul><ul><li>Get a good night sleep. </li></ul>
    5. 5. MIDDLE SCHOOL VS. COLLEGE <ul><li>Infrequent homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Small student body and less interaction with peers. </li></ul><ul><li>You see the same students all day long. </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching style is active hands-on and group oriented. </li></ul><ul><li>Few or no structured after-school activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Friends </li></ul><ul><li>Daily homework. </li></ul><ul><li>Large student body and more interaction with peers. </li></ul><ul><li>Different teachers throughout the day </li></ul><ul><li>Teaching styles will be lectures and will require lots of note-taking. </li></ul><ul><li>Plenty of student clubs and sport activities. </li></ul><ul><li>Friends, Friends, Friends </li></ul>
    6. 6. USE YOUR SUPPORT SYSTEM <ul><li>Who can help you reach your goals? </li></ul><ul><li>Family </li></ul><ul><li>Friends at school and your neighborhood </li></ul><ul><li>Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>Mentors </li></ul><ul><li>Organizational leaders and members </li></ul>
    7. 7. DECIDE TO GO TO COLLEGE <ul><li>It is easier to make a decision if you have: </li></ul><ul><li>Learned to be your own person </li></ul><ul><li>Developed positive life skills </li></ul><ul><li>Practiced good organizational skills </li></ul><ul><li>Learned good study habits </li></ul><ul><li>Used your support system </li></ul><ul><li>Save Money </li></ul>
    8. 8. TIPS TO MAKE A GOOD DECISION <ul><li>Visit as many universities and colleges as possible. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit community colleges. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at different colleges and departments at universities. </li></ul><ul><li>Find the college that feels good to you. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at admissions requirements. </li></ul><ul><li>Look at cost of tuition and fees. </li></ul><ul><li>Start saving money for college…NOW! </li></ul>
    9. 9. UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT ARLINGTON <ul><li>Founded in 1895 with only 75 students, UT Arlington now has a population of almost 34,500! </li></ul><ul><li>The school colors are blue and orange </li></ul><ul><li>The mascot’s name is “Blaze” and we are called the “ MAVERICKS ”. </li></ul>
    10. 10. COME VISIT US! <ul><li>Campus Tour </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.uta.edu/admissions/visit </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Planetarium Shows </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.uta.edu/planetarium </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Camps and Special Events </li></ul><ul><ul><li>“ Engineering Saturdays” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Music </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Concert & Marching Bands </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>String Ensemble </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Vocal Arts </li></ul></ul></ul>

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