Latino Student Welcome/Orientation—Summer 2011 Please note that #3 and #4 will be combined.10:45- 11:00 1. What to expect in class – from student to studentPerson Responsible: Joanna Cibrian (5 minutes)Skit: Whomever decides to present this portion of the orientation MUST wearsuit/professional attire. There will be an awkward silence before presenter goes onstage or until the room becomes silent. First, the presenter will approach center stageand simply stare into the audience for about a minute as a result students will becomeuneasy, curious and intrigued. Then, Presenter will proceed to ask this “fact “: In thestate of California, Los Angeles was founded on September 4, 1781, by Spanish governorFranco Francisco (Felipe Neve) IIn 1848, at the end of the Mexican–American War, LosAngeles and the rest of California were purchased as part of the Treaty of Guadalupe Higado (Hidalgo), thereby becoming part of the United States. Los Angeles was incorporated as amunicipality on April 4, 1850, five months before California achieved statehood.Understanding what it means to: 1. Read actively and critically: Read critically all the time! Ask yourself questions about what you read and what you hear as well. Don’t be afraid to question yourself or your professor. Ask. Who? Why? How? Also, engage with the text. Don’t just read the text. My five -year-old niece can do that. Consider what you’re reading, underline and write questions along the margin of the text. Once you engage and care about the text, the text will become understandable and maybe even exciting (I doubt it) but it’s worth the try in order to master the material you are studying. 2. Make judgments about the validity of what you read First, it’s important to consider the source. Using Wikipedia? You might want to question validity of that source, it is an open reference online meaning anyone can change the contents of it at any time with nonfactual information. Use sources such as COAST search which will solely have academic articles, essays and information. This search may be found on the library site http://www.csulb.edu/library/ under Research Support. 3. Discuss challenging, sometimes conflicting ideas: Think out your thinking thought process is key. 4. Attendance 5. Homework11:05-11:35 1. Time ManagementPerson Responsible: Miguel RíosQuote: “Better three hours too soon, than one minute too late.”
William Shakespeare“A wise person does at once, what a fool does at last. Both do the same thing; only atdifferent times.”Baltasar Gracian, Catholic Priest and AuthorWe want to be smart about our time now than later. Be able to foresee problems andnot having to handle multiple issues at once. Activity (See through slide on projector) show resultsThere are many tools one can use to time manage, we have technology like our phonesand e-mails and there are techniques and on of them is the S.M.A.R.T. goalSpecific, Measureable, Attainable, Realistic, Timely and can be used on any situationbut applying it to academics.Specific - A specific goal has a much greater chance of being accomplished than a generalgoal. To set a specific goal you must answer the six "W" questions:*Who: Who is involved?*What: What do I want to accomplish? The end result should be short term if long term beflexible.*Where: Identify a location.*When: Establish a time frame and stick with it as much as possible.*Which: Identify requirements and constraints.*Why: Specific reasons, purpose or benefits of accomplishing the goal.Example: A general goal would be I want to get an A in my first midterm. (Left out thewhich on purpose should have chapter numbers)I will study with classmates 3 times a week in my dorm for two weeks to get an A in my firstmidterm.Measurable - Establish concrete criteria for measuring progress toward the attainment of eachgoal you set. When you measure your progress, you stay on track, reach your target dates, andexperience the exhilaration of achievement that spurs you on to continued effort required toreach your goal.To determine if your goal is measurable, ask questions such as......How much? How many?How will I know when it is accomplished?Attainable - When you identify goals that are most important to you, you begin to figure outways you can make them come true. You develop the attitudes, abilities, skills, and financialcapacity to reach them. You begin seeing previously overlooked opportunities to bring yourselfcloser to the achievement of your goals.You can attain most any goal you set when you plan your steps wisely and establish a timeframe that allows you to carry out those steps. Goals that may have seemed far away and out ofreach eventually move closer and become attainable, not because your goals shrink, butbecause you grow and expand to match them. When you list your goals you build your self-image. You see yourself as worthy of these goals, and develop the traits and personality thatallow you to possess them.Realistic - To be realistic, a goal must represent an objective toward which you are both willingand able to work. A goal can be both high and realistic; you are the only one who can decidejust how high your goal should be. But be sure that every goal represents substantial progress.A high goal is frequently easier to reach than a low one because a low goal exerts lowmotivational force. Some of the hardest jobs you ever accomplished actually seem easy simplybecause they were a labor of love.
Your goal is probably realistic if you truly believe that it can be accomplished. Additional ways toknow if your goal is realistic is to determine if you have accomplished anything similar in thepast or ask yourself what conditions would have to exist to accomplish this goal.Timely - A goal should be grounded within a time frame. With no time frame tied to it theres nosense of urgency. If you want to lose 10 lbs, when do you want to lose it by? "Someday" wontwork. But if you anchor it within a timeframe, "by May 1st", then youve set your unconsciousmind into motion to begin working on the goal.T can also stand for Tangible - A goal is tangible when you can experience it with one of thesenses, that is, taste, touch, smell, sight or hearing. When your goal is tangible you have abetter chance of making it specific and measurable and thus attainable.source: http://www.topachievement.com/smart.htmlShow some examples of Time Management (get a print-out)Useful tools that can help you perform your S.M.A.R.T. goals ● Before Classes ○ Book purchases, if not done by now you should. Go online and check the bookstore to verify its correct, there is a bookstore on Atherton and Clark and cross reference websites like dealoz.com see if you can rent them ○ If its your major consider buying ○ Go tour the campus to see how far it takes to go from class to class and add 5 minutes ○ Check your e-mail, a day before class and even an hour ○ Make a list or mental note of what you need to take for class and do it a day before ○ Have pen, paper, folder, a back pack, highlighter any other supplies you think will help you and take your book ○ Read the material and take good notes, write down questions (different styles of taking notes) ○ good rule of thumb is to show up 15 minutes early ○ get to know the professors especially if you want to apply for impacted major, ○ ask last minute questions ○ Class time ○ Check again if you have everything you need, if not borrow it ○ Have materials provided by the professor ○ Ask questions when appropriate ○ if absent (different sizes of class have different policies), ask another student to provide notes and homework ● After Class
○Record Important Dates (deadlines, exams, papers due, etc.) and keep yourself organized! (Show a sample of a syllabus) ○ if not satisfied of an assignment ask how to improve ○ compare notes with other classmates, redo your notes some teachers will teach from the book (different teacher styles)● Study time (everyone has different studying habits and set aside time to do your reading) ○ Professors, Students you know are doing well (could be your friends already), older students who are majoring in the subject, tutoring center on campus.● Setting Priorities / Setting Goals: Sacrifices will have to be made if you have difficulty in a class such as spending extra time to study, declining to do social events, be humble about the classwork provided and limit social activities until comfortable with schoolwork (personal experience about after the first midterm or ask someone who took the course)● “To do” List (used mainly to accomplish simple tasks and can be organized or numbered by order of importance)● Developing a Plan (Handout, 5mins)● Time management workshops provided at the Learning Assistance Center located in the Horn Center, Room 104 (562) 985-5350 and make appointment in person, phone and online.