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College readiness 101


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College readiness 101

  1. 1. So You Think You Are Ready For College? Office of Diversity & Inclusion Tai Cornute Program Coordinator, Bell National Resource Center Maria Sanchez Program Coordinator, Community Outreach & Engagement
  2. 2. When You think of living on a collegecampus, you:1. Have already picked your 25% 25% 25% 25% dorm-room furniture.2. Are a little nervous about sharing a room with a stranger, but still excited.3. Text your mom asking her if she’ll still do your laundry every week. 1 2 3 44. Are so excited about having the freedom to “hook up” whenever I want!
  3. 3. Since you might not receive your first choiceof classes in your first semester at college,you plan to: 25% 25% 25% 25%1. Sit outside the professor’s office until he/she enrolls you in the class you want2. Pick classes randomly3. Meet with a college counselor and select alternative classes 1 2 3 44. Drop-out, move to California and try to land my own reality TV show
  4. 4. To stay organized you:1. Have developed 25% 25% 25% 25% extraordinary mental note- taking skills and don’t forget anything.2. Write out your weekly and monthly schedules (including school, work and club events) on your calendar. 1 2 3 43. Keep your notes and assignments in a color-coded system.4. Write all my notes on my
  5. 5. You usually study:1. One or two hours 25% 25% 25% 25% each day.2. When you absolutely have to.3. When are you not studying?4. What does study 1 2 3 4 mean?
  6. 6. The night before a huge exam, yourfriends invite you to a party. You:1. Resist peer pressure and 25% 25% 25% 25% decline because you have to study.2. Haven’t really studied, but don’t want to miss out so you go to the party.3. Study for a couple of hours, then go to the party 1 2 3 4 with plans to leave a little early.4. Decide you have been
  7. 7. Scenario 1You and your roommate havebeen getting along great! But asof recently, they have beenhaving overnight guests eventhough they know that makes youuncomfortable. To top it off yourroommate and their guests havebeen eating all of your snacks
  8. 8. Scenario 2You are at a party and you see agirl from your hall who obviouslyhas had too much to drink andshe is hanging out with a guywho you know is not herboyfriend and none of her friendsare around. What would you do?
  9. 9. Scenario 3Oh My! My financial aid has notposted to my account, I FAILEDmy 1st quiz, I am homesick, and Iam so stressed out that I havenot slept in 2 days! I am not sureI made the right decision aboutgoing to college. What do youdo?
  10. 10. Scenario 4You have a mid-term examtomorrow and you need to get an“A” on it. You were planning ongoing to the library to study tonight,but while you were at dinner, youheard of this HUGE party that ishappening tonight. Your friends arepressuring you to skip studying andgo to the party with them. What doyou do?
  11. 11. THANK YOU! Contact: Tai A. Cornute Maria