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2 Kaua’i Community College “DRIVING TOWARDS STUDENT SUCCESS” STUDENT ORIENTATION Greetings! I will be your guide for this presentation 1

3 “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” R. Collier What is the highest letter grade I think I can earn for each class that I am taking? This will be my goal for the term Successful students are self-disciplined, organized, and can manage their time. Take a look at your class schedule and write down the highest grade you think you can earn for each class. Think of these grades as your academic goal for the semester and prepare to achieve your goal. 2

4 Introduction How well you do in college is based on how motivated you are to succeed Motivated behavior always involves choices Who do you think is responsible for your motivation? 3

5 Drivers Manual-College Catalog KCC COLLEGE CATALOG: Learning the rules of the road to a college education is an important first step In our metaphor about driving, get hold of the Driver’s Manual and in this case, the College Catalog A FREE Catalog is located at the KCC web site or you may purchase one at the Bookstore 4

6 1. When you enroll for 12 or more credits you are considered a _student 2. Another word for a course outline is _ Full-time Distance Conduct Syllabus MyUH 3. When you stop going to all your classes you must see a Counselor to__ 4. A policy regarding student behavior Distance Full-time Withdraw Conduct Withdraw Syllabus 5. What to check regularly for messages sent by the college 6. A course taken from another UH campus is a__ course Withdraw Full-Time MyUH Distance MyUH Syllabus The Written Test I 5

7 7. An academic requirement that must be met before another course can be taken 8. If you register (sign-up) and don’t pay you may be financially _ Academic Calendar Associate Degree Prerequisite Grants or Scholarships Registration Obligated 9. A type of financial aid you can apply for 10. The process of selecting your class(es) and ending in payment of fees Prerequisite Grants or Scholarships Associate Degree Registration Prerequisite Obligated 11. Important deadlines for refunds and withdrawal are located here 12. What you would receive when you complete a 2-year program Associate Degree Academic Calendar Registration Obligated Grants or Scholarships Associate Degree The Written Test II 6

8 Service Station - Counseling Office Visit your Advisor to: Map out your goals Track your progress Get answers about college Change your major or class schedule Transfer to another college Ask for help & direction 7

9 Diagnostics-Assessment Let’s face it, the most important TOOL you will need to get a college education is “your BRAIN.” To help you assess your preferred way of knowing and making decisions and to discover how others esp. your teacher thinks and decides complete this short inventory: You have brains in your head and feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself, any direction you choose. ~ Dr. Seuss ~ 8

10 Self-Assessment Inventory 1. I would prefer to take a college course in A.Science B.Business Management C.Group Dynamics D.An Independent Study which I design 9

11 Self-Assessment Inventory 2. I solve problems by... A.standing back, thinking, and analyzing what is wrong B.doing something practical and seeing how it works C.leaping in and doing what feels right at the time D.trusting my intuition 10

12 Self-Assessment Inventory 3.Career groups that appeal to me are... A.engineer, researcher, financial planner B.administrator, city manager, military officer C.teacher, social worker, physical therapist D.trusting my intuition 11

13 Self-Assessment Inventory 4.Before I make a decision, I need to be sure that... A.I understand all of the relevant ideas and facts B.I’m confident my solution will work C.I know how my decision will affect others D.I haven’t overlooked a more creative solution 12

14 Self-Assessment Inventory 5.I would like to meet a person who believes.. A.Life today needs more logical thinking and less emotion B.Life rewards the practical, hardworking, down- to-earth person C.Life must be lived with enthusiasm and passion D.Life, like music, is best composed by creative inspiration, not by rules 13

15 Self-Assessment Inventory 6.I would enjoy reading a book titled... A.Great Theories and Ideas of the 20 th Century B.How to Organize Your Life and Accomplish More C.Keys to Developing Better Relationships D.Tapping Into Your Creative Genius 14

16 Self-Assessment Inventory 7.I believe the most valuable information for making decisions comes from... A.Logical analysis of facts B.What has worked in the past C.Gut feelings D.My imagination 15

17 Self-Assessment Inventory 8.I am persuaded by an argument that... A.Offers statistical or factual proof B.Presents the findings of recognized experts C.Is passionately presented by someone I admire D.Explores innovative possibilities for future change 16

18 Self-Assessment Inventory 9.I prefer a teacher who... A.lectures knowledgeably about the important facts and theories of the subject B.provides practical, step by step, hands on activities with clear learning objectives C.stimulates exciting class dissussion and group projects D.challenges me to think for myself and explore the subject in my own way 17

19 Self-Assessment Inventory 10.People who know me would describe me as... A.logical B.practical C.emotional D.creative 18

20 A. THINKER ASKS THE QUESTION, WHAT? PREFERS TO KNOW THE FACTS & DATA, ANALYZING, DISSECTING, FIGURING OUT, SOLVING PROBLEMS, LINEAR, LEFT-BRAINED,CEREBRAL PREFERS MAKING DECISIONS USING REASONED ANALYSIS TO ARRIVE AT A THOUGHTFUL DECISION STRENGTHS: LOGICAL, REASONABLE, PROBLEM SOLVER, GOOD WITH NUMBERS, PRECISE AND RATIONAL WEAKNESSES: MAY BE COLD, ALOOF, MECHANICAL. MAY DISOUNT IMPORTANCE OF INTUITION, FEELINGS, AND PERSONAL EXPERIENCE PREFERRED EDUCATOR: CONTENT EXPERT 19

21 B. DOER ASKS THE QUESTION, HOW? PREFERS TO KNOW BY TESTING THEORIES, TAKING ACTION, AND OBSERVATION PREFERSMAKING DECISIONS BY TESTING WHAT WORKS, STAYING WITH WHAT WORKED IN THE PAST, FOLLOWING RULES & LONG ESTAB PROCEDURES STRENGTHS: ORIENTED TOWARDS ACTION, RESULTS, DETAILS, ORGANIZATION, AND ACHIEVEMENT; PERSISTENT, ORDERED AND DEPENDABLE WEAKNESSES: MAY BE RULE-BOUND, IMPATIENT, CONTROLLING, NARROW-MINDED & A PERFECTIONIST; WEDDED TO CONFORMITY PREFERRED EDUCATOR: COACH 20

22 C. FEELER ASKS THE QUESTION, WHY? & WHO? PREFERS TO KNOW BY HONORING PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, CONNECTING WITH OTHERS RATHER THAN OUTCOMES PREFERS MAKING DECISIONS BY RESPONDING TO GUT FEELINGS, PERSONAL EXPERIENCES, AND EMPATHY STRENGTHS: SENSITIVE, SOCIAL, EMPATHETIC, GRACIOUS, SPIRITUAL, NUTURING, AND SUPPORTIVE WEAKNESSES: MAY REJECT FACTS AND LOGIC, IGNORE DEADLINES, CAN BE UNDISCIPLINED AND IMPRACTICAL; OVERLY EMOTIONAL PREFERRED EDUCATOR: MOTIVATOR 21

23 D. INNOVATOR ASKS THE QUESTION,WHAT IF.. ? PREFERS TO KNOW BY USING INTUTION, LEAPS OF IMAGINATION, INSPIRATION, VISIONS, DREAMS, AND INNER EXPERIENCES PREFERS MAKING DECISIONS BY TRUSTING PERSONAL INNER VISIONS AND AN INTUITIVE SENSE OF EXCITING FUTURE POSSIBILITIES STRENGTHS: ORIGINAL, CREATIVE, INTUITIVE, VISIONARY, LOVES VARIETY AND NEW IDEAS WEAKENESSES: MAY HAVE DIFFICULTY COMPLETING TASKS, WORKING ON A TEAM, FOLLOWING RULES AND CAN APPEAR SELFISH OR ‘FLAKEY’ PREFERRED EDUCATOR: INSPIRNG MENTOR 22

24 Brain Theory A. Thinker C. Feeler B. Doer D. Innovator Your results if you chose more As, Bs, Cs, or Ds: 23

25 Driver’s Ed Video Let’s take a break to watch a fun video about driver’s education! 24

26 Test Drive “College work is difficult, but if you’re organized, attend class, and study, it’s not hard to get good grades.” William, Purdue University They sure make stunt car driving look easy! It takes a lot of practice before you can become a successful student. In this next section you will learn ways to effectively:  READ  TAKE NOTES &  MANAGE YOUR TIME 25

27 Are You Ready? C = CLASSMATE A = ADVISOR P = PROFESSOR To start a vehicle you need a KEY. To start your college career try C.A.P. CAP is an acronym which stands for C- classmate, A-Advisor, and P-professor These are the three most important people you want to meet on your road to a college education “Talk to your professors and instructors. Most of them want to get to know you, and they want to help you succeed. Make it a point to visit each instructor at least once each term during that instructor’s office hours.” Andre, Texas A&M 26

28 Get Ready, To Read! Survey – Quickly look over the organization of a book to see how it is laid out, # of chapters, study questions, bolded headings, etc. (don’t begin reading yet) The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go. ~ Dr. Seuss ~ An effective method for reading textbooks is known as SQ3R. The ‘S’ stands for Survey Learning happens when process and content intersect Read with a purpose! 27

29 Get Ready, To Read! Question – ASK questions such as: What is this chapter about? What is it trying to answer? What do I think I will learn? Reading is to the mind what exercise is to the body. ~ Joseph Addison ~ The ‘Q’ in SQ3R stands for Question Before you begin reading, ASK questions like: What am I learning this for? Why is that person, place, or event so important? What am I supposed to get from this anyway? This will keep your mind engaged or focused on your reading assignment 28

30 Get Ready, To Read! Read – Actively read with a purpose to seek answers to the questions I am not a speed reader. I am a speed understander. ~ Isaac Asimov ~ The first ‘R’ in SQ3R stands for read Reading a textbook is an active process! Minimize distractions and focus on what you are reading so you don’t have to go back and waste time 29

31 Get Ready, To Read! Recite – In your own words recite what you read Force yourself to reflect on what you read,~ Samuel Taylor Coleridge ~ The second ‘R’ in SQ3R stands for recite Think about what you have read and try to explain it to someone else in your own words (hint: pretend you are the teacher) 30

32 Get Ready, To Read! Review – Come up with key words, phrases, and test yourself to see if you can recall major points. RECALL major points immediately after reading the chapter Read, read, read. ~ William Faulkner ~ The third ‘R’ in SQ3R stands for review Recall is considered a fourth ‘R’ and is very important when it comes to taking tests 31

33 Get Set, To Take Notes Do you know the difference between an active and inactive listener? ActiveInactive eye contactno eye contact sits up front sits way back awake & refreshed sluggish & tired focused distracted organizedunorganized 32

34 You Have A Choice ACTIVE INACTIVE 33

35 Get Set, To Take Notes PROCESS CONTENTCONTENT Learning involves two intersecting components: 1)WHAT is to be learned content and 2)HOW it will be learned or process Print and read this article: Notetaking: Shouldn’t They Know This Already? by Diane Johnson “Attending class is really important. When you miss a class, it’s hard to get back on track.” Drew, Sinclair Community College 34

36 Get Set, To Take Notes Some important points about note taking:  Preparation and Tools: 3-ring binder, paper, pen  Listen actively for main points and leave spaces  Organization, write date and class info  Use your own words and learn short cuts  Review your notes and Quiz yourself 35

37 Get Set, To Take Notes Organize your notes for each class Tools: 3-ring binder, folder paper, pen At the top right-hand corner write in the date, class, and instructor’s name Crease your paper in 2 sections,1/3 and 2/3 Use the larger 2/3 section to take notes Listen for major points, restate the message in your own words, be concise, leave spaces, use short cuts or symbols like > 36

38 Get Set, To Take Notes On the 1/3 section write questions, words, quotes, phrases, math formulas FOLD the paper and look at the smaller 1/3 section to quiz yourself Review your notes immediately after class If you missed something... ASK a Classmate or the Professor (during office hours) for clarification 37

39 Note taking Shortcuts same or equal = Increase or up For example e.g. Without w/o Especially esp Most importantly * Resulting inLess than < Number # Because b/c Within w/i That is i.e. 38

40 Go, Manage Your Time! Time Management is all about priorities What’s important for you to accomplish Today? Tomorrow? Again, WHO is in charge of my motivation? “I used to put off doing my assignments at the beginning of the quarter, but then the coursework would catch up with me and I’d be swamped. I learned the hard way how important it is to get off to a good start and to keep up with my assignments.” Jennifer, U of Colorado 39

41 Time Management Successful Students choose deeds that move them towards their goals plans ahead and takes action has commitment, is focused and persistent Struggling Students waits passively lives disorganized quits or changes course when their actions don’t lead to immediate success URGENTNOT URGENT IMPORTANTQuadrant I Example: Staying up all night cramming for a test Quadrant II Example: Creating a study group in the first week of a semester NOT IMPORTANT Quadrant III Example: Attending a meeting that has nothing to do with your goals Quadrant IV Example: Mindlessly watching television until 4:00 a.m. “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out.” R. Collier 40

42 Time Management DO THE IMPORTANT THINGS FIRST! Simple Exercise: 1.Write a list of 15+ actions you have taken in the past two days. 2. Draw a Quadrant & place each action in the corresponding boxes ASK: What did you learn about yourself? Your use of time? If you continue doing what you are doing, are you likely to reach your Goals? Dreams? Why or Why Not? What keeps you from taking purposeful actions? Is there something you could do about it? What different choices can you make about how you use time? UrgentNot Urgent ImportantI.child careII.exercise Not ImportantIII.co-worker coverage IV.video games watching TV 41

43 Things “I CHOOSE TO DO”  To be motivated and engaged  To stay disciplined, organized, and manage my time  To set the highest grade I want to earn for each class, and make it my goal for the term  To make friends with at least one classmate from each class and exchange contact info  To visit my instructors once during their office hours  To get to know who my Advisor is and his/her contact info  To practice, practice, and practice improving my study skills  To schedule my study times and study with a purpose  To make it my priority to attend class daily 42

44 Evaluation Was the info helpful? Are you going to be an active learner? Which study skill will you practice first? What did you like? Not like about the presentation? Any suggestions? 43

45 Correct! Way to Go! 44

46 Correct! Way to Go! 45

47 Oops, Please Try Again! 46

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