You're in the Big Time Now

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You're in the Big Time Now

  1. 1. College You’re in the Big Time Now!
  2. 2. Doing College <ul><li>Success in college requires a considerable amount of hard work, determination, and motivation. </li></ul><ul><li>College is different from high school contrary to what you may have heard or imagined. </li></ul>
  3. 3. The Reality <ul><li>College is often thought of as 4 years of partying, countless social events, and non-stop fun. But sometimes it is thought of as the complete opposite—nothing but hard work, impossible professors, and countless exams and papers. </li></ul><ul><li>Hopefully, you don’t think in such extremes. College should be an equal balance of both hard work and enjoyment. </li></ul>
  4. 4. More Realities… <ul><li>Many have the idea that college is high school with a little more freedom. In some ways, that’s true but the college classroom is different from the high school classroom. </li></ul><ul><li>You may have more freedom in college, but you also have more responsibilities, harder courses, more reading, and longer hours of studying. </li></ul>
  5. 5. How Can You Be Successful in College? <ul><li>Self-discipline </li></ul><ul><li>Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>A Game Plan </li></ul><ul><li>Learning Strategies </li></ul><ul><li>It’s ok if you were not the world’s greatest student in high school. You get to begin college with a clean slate by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Making changes in how you set priorities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Managing your time </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Studying for classes </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. 6 Ways College Differs from High School <ul><li>Greater responsibility </li></ul><ul><li>Different class structure and instruction </li></ul><ul><li>Faster pace </li></ul><ul><li>New and improved ways of studying </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer exams </li></ul><ul><li>Fewer grades </li></ul>
  7. 7. Getting off to a Good Start <ul><li>Keep up </li></ul><ul><li>Go to class </li></ul><ul><li>Take a balanced course load </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of your status </li></ul>
  8. 8. The Importance of Getting off to a Good Start <ul><li>Going to class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Getting all the information you can </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>You’re paying for it </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attendance </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Taking a balanced course load </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Avoid getting overwhelmed </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Take a range of courses that you need as well as ones that you are interested in (e.g. general education courses and enjoyable electives) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Be aware of your status </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Know where you stand (ex. Grades and progress) </li></ul></ul>
  9. 9. Things to Remember <ul><li>Prepare to make some changes in how you think about school, learning, and studying. </li></ul><ul><li>Doing college right requires greater responsibility, and you must keep track of all the many things you need as a college student. </li></ul><ul><li>Start out strong. Keep up with your assignments and attend class everyday! </li></ul>
  10. 10. Conclusion <ul><li>Enjoy your college experience but don’t take it for granted. </li></ul><ul><li>Balance hard work with fun. </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t get intimidated by horror stories you may have heard from friends or family members about college. </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that college is a privilege and something that will benefit you in the long run! </li></ul>

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