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Steps to Academic Success Academic Support Unit Adapted from: Practicing College Learning Strategies 3 rd edition Carolyn H. Hopper.

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1 Steps to Academic Success Academic Support Unit Adapted from: Practicing College Learning Strategies 3 rd edition Carolyn H. Hopper

2 Objectives Become Familiar with college expectations Become Familiar with college expectations Understand classroom etiquette. Understand classroom etiquette. Understand the steps for academic success. Understand the steps for academic success. Learn how to interact with professors. Learn how to interact with professors. Discuss the importance of developing peer groups. Discuss the importance of developing peer groups. Understand the importance of academic reputation. Understand the importance of academic reputation.

3 Step 1 : Attend Every Class Though cutting class is sometime tempting, don t do it if you can help it Though cutting class is sometime tempting, don t do it if you can help it When you miss class, you miss: When you miss class, you miss: Lectures Lectures Notes Notes Class discussions Explanations of assignments Quizzes In-class assignments

4 Step 2: Get Organized Get a weekly planner & use it. Get a weekly planner & use it. Create & maintain a tidy & organized a study space. Create & maintain a tidy & organized a study space. Back up all your computer device on a pack up device. (flash drives, disks or it to your self) Back up all your computer device on a pack up device. (flash drives, disks or it to your self) Keep all papers, quizzes & testes that you get back from your teachers at least until the final grade are submitted. Keep all papers, quizzes & testes that you get back from your teachers at least until the final grade are submitted. Get phone numbers for your classmates, so you can call them for study help. Get phone numbers for your classmates, so you can call them for study help.

5 Step 3 : Manage Your Time Plan ahead. Know when your assignments are due. Plan ahead. Know when your assignments are due. Break large tasks into smaller pieces Break large tasks into smaller pieces Don t promise more that you can accomplish. Don t promise more that you can accomplish. Be efficient. Limit yourself to a reasonable T.V and socializing tim Be efficient. Limit yourself to a reasonable T.V and socializing tim

6 Step 4 : Use the Classroom to succeed Arrive on time Arrive on time Sit in the front row whenever you can. Sit in the front row whenever you can. Ask questions and participate every chance you get Ask questions and participate every chance you get Talk to your instructors. Meet them during office hours. Make sure they know your name and that you are committed to learning. Talk to your instructors. Meet them during office hours. Make sure they know your name and that you are committed to learning. Learn how to adapt to different types of instructors. Learn how to adapt to different types of instructors. Join study groups and discussion groups and be a good member. Join study groups and discussion groups and be a good member.

7 Step 5 : Take Good Notes Find a note taking system that work for you. Find a note taking system that work for you. Learn to recognize the important points. verbal and non verbal clues. Learn to recognize the important points. verbal and non verbal clues. Make sure your notes are legible and have plenty of white space. Make sure your notes are legible and have plenty of white space. Review your notes within 24hour from taking them Review your notes within 24hour from taking them

8 Step 6 : Read Your Textbook Actively Try a reading strategy like SQ3R. Try a reading strategy like SQ3R. Read with a purpose. Read with a purpose. Avoid reading in bed. Active reading happens when a boy is active more that at rest. Avoid reading in bed. Active reading happens when a boy is active more that at rest. Attend Textbook Tactics workshop. Attend Textbook Tactics workshop.

9 Step 7 : Study Smart Find a good place to study.SLSC, library, a quite area in your house. Find a good place to study.SLSC, library, a quite area in your house. Remember getting started is often the hardest part. Jump in and it will be easier to keep going. Remember getting started is often the hardest part. Jump in and it will be easier to keep going. Study your difficult or boring subjects first when you have the most energy. Study your difficult or boring subjects first when you have the most energy. Know you learning style and use the study tips associated with it. Know you learning style and use the study tips associated with it.

10 Step 8 : Use Test Taking Strategies Arrive early or at least on time for a test. Arrive early or at least on time for a test. Before you start you should figure out how best you should tackle the test. Before you start you should figure out how best you should tackle the test. Answer easy questions first. Answer easy questions first. Check your answers before you turn it in. Check your answers before you turn it in. Mark question you need to return to Mark question you need to return to Be one of the last students out the door. Take your time Be one of the last students out the door. Take your time

11 Step 9 : Reduce Subject Related Anxiety Try to find an answer to why the subject makes you anxious. Try to find an answer to why the subject makes you anxious. Make sure you know all the background info necessary to understanding the subject you re in. Make sure you know all the background info necessary to understanding the subject you re in. Visit SLSC to get assistance from the tutors. Visit SLSC to get assistance from the tutors. Realize that there are many ways of thinking and learning, and you have the ability to try and succeed in the new ways. Realize that there are many ways of thinking and learning, and you have the ability to try and succeed in the new ways.

12 Step 10 : Use the Resources Available to you Academic advisor Academic advisor Your teachers office hours Your teachers office hours The Library The Library Academic Support Unit-SLSC Academic Support Unit-SLSC Math Labs Math Labs Tutors Tutors Career Counselors Career Counselors Clubs & Student Activities. Clubs & Student Activities. Counseling Center Counseling Center Student Services Student Services


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