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  1. 1. “ TRANSFER mation ” <ul><li>Social & Academic Success Strategies for transfer students at UB </li></ul><ul><li>Presented by: Student Advising Services </li></ul><ul><li>109 Norton Hall </li></ul><ul><li>With help from: UB Tau Sigma members </li></ul>
  2. 2. TOP 10 TIPS <ul><li>Time management is the key to success. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>GET INVOVLED! Interacting with others gives you a sense of belonging to the UB community. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Always Ask QUESTIONS!!! And don’t stop until you get an answer you feel comfortable with. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Remember that registration for the next semester is during the current semester.  </li></ul><ul><li>Be aware of deadlines! There’s one for just about everything. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Know what resources are available to you. </li></ul><ul><li>Read all information you receive- carefully ! </li></ul><ul><li>Get to know your professors – they can be a great help, especially when you need recommendations for grad school or jobs. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Go to class! </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul><ul><li>Make time for things you enjoy doing. You can use them as rewards for studying hard or completing an assignment. </li></ul><ul><li>  </li></ul>
  3. 3. MANAGING YOUR TIME <ul><ul><li>168 HOURS PER WEEK - </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>HOW WILL YOU USE THEM? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Academics: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>class hours - 15 credits (example) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>study hours - 15 x 2 = 30 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>total hours - 45 per week </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Social & Family: ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Work: ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Personal: </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>sleep, groom, eat, commute, etc. ? </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TOTAL 168 HOURS </li></ul></ul>
  4. 4. TIME MANAGEMENT TIPS <ul><li>Plan ahead! </li></ul><ul><li>Use a daily planner </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule study time </li></ul><ul><li>Schedule social time </li></ul><ul><li>DO NOT PROCRASTINATE! </li></ul><ul><li>Review your daily schedule each morning </li></ul><ul><li>Break up large tasks or projects </li></ul><ul><li>Write “TO DO” lists </li></ul><ul><li>Use waiting time </li></ul><ul><li>Delegate tasks </li></ul><ul><li>BE REALISTIC ABOUT YOUR TIME COMMITMENTS! </li></ul>
  5. 5. GET INVOLVED! <ul><li>UB has over 180 clubs & organizations </li></ul><ul><li>Academic; ethnic; Greek; service; sporting; hobbies, etc… </li></ul><ul><li>Your Student Activity Fee funds these clubs </li></ul><ul><li>To find out more visit room 330 Student Union AND pay attention to the many flyers around campus! </li></ul><ul><li>Joining a club is a great way to meet people, get connected to campus and develop leadership skills! </li></ul>
  6. 6. ASK QUESTIONS!!! <ul><li>If you have questions regarding: </li></ul><ul><li>Financial Aid, TAP, Billing, Grade </li></ul><ul><li>reports, DARS, Addresses, etc. go to </li></ul><ul><li>232 CAPEN HALL </li></ul><ul><li>STUDENT RESPONSE CENTER </li></ul><ul><li>…the staff members there will assist with these issues or refer you to a specialist! </li></ul>
  7. 7. CRITICAL SOURCES FOR ACADEMIC INFORMATION <ul><li>MYUB.buffalo.edu </li></ul><ul><li>One page with links to: the CATALOG, WEB REGISTRATION, CLASS SCHEDULE, E-MAIL, DARS, TAURUS and more! </li></ul><ul><li>advising.buffalo.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Campus advising directory, student responsibilities, choosing a major information, etc. </li></ul><ul><li>src.buffalo.edu </li></ul><ul><li>Important financial and academic calendars/dates, deadlines, forms, procedures </li></ul>
  8. 8. ADVISING ACROSS THE CAMPUS <ul><li>STUDENT ADVISING SERVICES- FOR UNDECIDED/EXPLORATORY STUDENTS- </li></ul><ul><li>645-6013 - 109 Norton </li></ul><ul><li>COLLEGE OF ARTS & SCIENCE - FOR INTENDED MAJORS & SPECIAL MAJORS: </li></ul><ul><li>275 Park Hall, 645 - 6883 </li></ul><ul><li>DEANS’ OFFICES: MANAGEMENT, ARCHITECTURE, PUBLICH HEALTH & HEALTH PROFESSIONS, PHARMACY, MEDICINE/BIOMEDICAL SCIECNES, NURSING, AND ENGINEERING </li></ul><ul><li>DEPARTMENTAL ADVISING - FOR MAJORS </li></ul>
  9. 9. WHAT IF I DON’T KNOW WHAT I WANT TO STUDY? <ul><li>Most students change their </li></ul><ul><li>major, and some do so several </li></ul><ul><li>times. That is OK!!! </li></ul><ul><li>Explore what UB has to offer and what really interests you. Ask about a Special Major. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to an Academic Advisor. </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the Career Planning and Placement </li></ul><ul><li>Office, 259 Capen, 645 - 2232 : career resources, resumes, job information, and much more - start now not senior year!!! </li></ul>
  10. 10. WHAT IF I NEED HELP WITH COURSES? <ul><ul><li>Everyone does some time. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Start with your instructors; </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>get help at once. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Attend all discussion sections. Get to know your instructors and TA’s. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visit the Learning Center : </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>218 Baldy Hall, 645 - 2394 for free tutoring in Math, Writing. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>- Residence Hall tutoring Centers for help with intro level courses in Chemistry, Biology, Physics, ECO, PSY and more. </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. WHAT IF THINGS AREN’T ALL WORKING OUT? <ul><li>Going to college requires an adjustment and takes some time. People can help. </li></ul><ul><li>See your academic advisor or residence hall advisor </li></ul><ul><li>Visit the Counseling Center - 120 Richmond Quad, 645 - 2720 - for free help from the experts who know how college students really feel about college and life! </li></ul>
  12. 12. CAMPUS RESOURCES <ul><li>GSE 155 Methods of Inquiry . Learn to think critically, study for understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>Academic Success Workshops- topics include: Time Management; Study Skills; Test Anxiety; Choosing a Major; Building a Schedule. (Sponsored by: Life Workshops, Counseling Center & Student Advising Services.) </li></ul><ul><li>Transfer Support Services- Peer Mentor Program; Honor Society; workshops; events academic advice and more. </li></ul>
  13. 13. RESOURCES(con’t) <ul><li>Computer Information Technology Help Desk - 2 nd floor Lockwood Library 645-3542 or the CYBRARY. </li></ul><ul><li>Student Association Office - 350 Student Union, 645-2950. Student Clubs and Activities information. </li></ul><ul><li>Wellness Education Center - 116 Student Union, 645-2837. Workshops deal with the wellness dimensions. </li></ul>
  14. 14. PROFESSORS <ul><li>Should be your first contact if having trouble with a course </li></ul><ul><li>Have different teaching styles that you must adjust to </li></ul><ul><li>All have open OFFICE HOURS and e-mail addresses </li></ul><ul><li>Utilize them to find out more about a specific subject or field </li></ul><ul><li>Have high expectations for college students; they will treat you as an adult </li></ul>
  15. 15. IN THE CLASSROOM <ul><li>Be an ACTIVE learner (vs. a passive learner) </li></ul><ul><li>Sit in the front of the class </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Helps to develop good listening skills </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Take clear and concise notes </li></ul><ul><li>Don’t be afraid to ASK QUESTIONS! </li></ul>
  16. 16. STUDY SKILLS <ul><li>Organize your study place </li></ul><ul><li>Try to study in the same place </li></ul><ul><li>Estimate your study time needed </li></ul><ul><li>Organize your time </li></ul><ul><li>Identify what to study </li></ul><ul><li>ALWAYS STUDY DIFFICULT SUBJECTS FIRST! </li></ul>
  17. 17. READING/STUDY SKILLS <ul><li>Connecting ideas when reading. </li></ul><ul><li>Make outlines and study sheets. </li></ul><ul><li>Discover the purpose behind assignments. </li></ul><ul><li>Try to see how each assignment fits with the rest of the course. </li></ul>
  18. 18. READING AS STUDYING <ul><li>Do not RE-READ the whole book when studying for an exam </li></ul><ul><li>Scan contents, chapter headings, sub-headings </li></ul><ul><li>Skim over chapter before reading entirely </li></ul><ul><li>Skimming and scanning help to locate information that you can discard </li></ul><ul><li>Carefully review tables, charts, side boxes, etc. </li></ul>
  19. 19. MORE STUDY SKILLS <ul><li>Use immediate review </li></ul><ul><li>Look over class notes w/in 2 hours </li></ul><ul><li>Review headings of chapters & form a ? for each heading </li></ul><ul><li>Use many sensory channels to store information </li></ul><ul><li>Elaborate on material you want to recall </li></ul>
  20. 20. ACADEMIC DIFFICULTY <ul><li>Responsible students don’t ignore it! </li></ul><ul><li>Is normal in college. </li></ul><ul><li>Has no bearing on your level of intelligence. </li></ul><ul><li>Talk w/ your instructor. </li></ul><ul><li>Meet with other students from class. </li></ul><ul><li>Seek extra help-TUTORING </li></ul><ul><li>Consider RESIGNING from the course </li></ul><ul><li>Talk to your advisor! </li></ul>
  21. 21. FINANCIAL AID <ul><li>Financial aid includes: federal LOANS, federal GRANTS, New York State TAP & Scholarships </li></ul><ul><li>KNOW YOUR RIGHTS & RESPONSIBILITIES </li></ul><ul><li>Your ACADEMIC responsibilities for each of these types of aid will vary! </li></ul>
  22. 22. HAVE FUN! <ul><li>Make time to socialize; attend cultural/sporting events; exercise; get off campus; and relax with family and friends! </li></ul><ul><li>REWARD YOURSELF for working hard in college. </li></ul>
  23. 23. WHAT’S THE POINT… <ul><li>The assumption is that your GOAL is to do the best that you can in college. </li></ul><ul><li>GOALS are targets toward which you aim. </li></ul><ul><li>GOALS help you to define your priorities. </li></ul><ul><li>GOALS, when achieved, are a reason to reward yourself. </li></ul>

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