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11 Habits of Highly Effective Students
Professors aren’t “teachers” for a reason: learning YOUR job! Do the math: 65% of college academic work is done OUTSIDE of the classroom Get involved!
Don’t memorize facts just for the test, then forget them. Learn from the feedback: even if you receive an A on a paper, look to see what can be improved. Make connections between material and classes: think critically!
This is YOUR college experience. Set expectations for the relationship.
Know the “right who” to go to for help. ◦ What can a TA do? Find a mentor that makes sense. Get to know your professors.
Have the right attitude about class/assignments. Ask the right questions. ◦ Where are you trying to go? ◦ What skills do you need (and want)? Take part of as many opportunities as you can.
Choosing a major is the biggest decision of your academic life, but it will not affect your career forever. The importance of your major isn’t just about the knowledge gained, but also, your ability to manipulate that knowledge. Don’t just live with your choice-love it!
Be strategic: Choose study habits that suit your learning style. Don’t reinvent the wheel. Have a plan ◦ Set goals ◦ Manage your time In lecture: ◦ Read before, so information is familiar ◦ Take notes on dates, key words and repeated concepts
Become distinct with knowledge and experience. Be honest. Be yourself.
Challenge your worldview. Start a conversation. Study abroad. Gain new experiences.
Lack of motivation Poor time management Weak study skills and/or talent Poor mental and/or physical health
Identify the problem Find the best solution for you Have a plan
Internships Community Service Organization Involvement Graduate School Make Your Own Way!
Find the right fit Have a good support system Have a plan Gain the skills to be transferrable Study for learning not memorization
Value of Involvement and Time Management ◦ Wednesday, October 12 th ◦ 6-7pm ◦ University Center, Tejas B