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1 Georgia Northwestern Technical College COLL 1000 College Success and Survival Skills Final Exam Review Mike “Wheels” Breakey, MA

2 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Good Good Bad Bad Ugly Ugly Best assignment—why? Best assignment—why? Worst Assignment—why? Worst Assignment—why? Next COLL 1000, do _________ to make it better. Next COLL 1000, do _________ to make it better.

3 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Relax Relax Best way to relax is come in prepared Best way to relax is come in prepared RTfQ and ATfQ RTfQ and ATfQ 1 Essay (10pts), 4 Short answer (5 pts each), 35 T/F or MC (2 pts each) 1 Essay (10pts), 4 Short answer (5 pts each), 35 T/F or MC (2 pts each) Paralysis of analysis Paralysis of analysis Move on then come back Move on then come back Answers may be found in other questions Answers may be found in other questions Watch gross overgeneralizations—nobody votes because everybody thinks it is a waste of time. Really? Watch gross overgeneralizations—nobody votes because everybody thinks it is a waste of time. Really?

4 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Look at them in a positive way—partial credit Look at them in a positive way—partial credit Even if you do not know exact info, general ideas can gain points Even if you do not know exact info, general ideas can gain points Look for key words—describe, compare, contrast, summarize, etc. Look for key words—describe, compare, contrast, summarize, etc. Quick outline Quick outline

5 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Terms GACA What do the steps apply to? A second process Hopper brings up Determine the problem, gather info, determine options, weigh evidence, choose, act, review! Not as much an acronym to memorize, but a process to use This applies to what? Decision making—what else?

6 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Words of the day Reactive Tending to be responsive or to react to a stimulus Proactive Acting in advance to deal with an expected difficulty; anticipatory Objective Having actual existence. Uninfluenced by emotions or personal prejudices Subjective Proceeding from or taking place in a person's mind rather than the external world. Particular to a given person; personal

7 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Skeptic Skeptic A questioning attitude towards knowledge, facts, or opinions/beliefs stated as facts A questioning attitude towards knowledge, facts, or opinions/beliefs stated as facts Doubt regarding claims that are taken for granted elsewhere Doubt regarding claims that are taken for granted elsewhere Cynic Cynic A belief that only selfishness motivates human actions A belief that only selfishness motivates human actions Disbelief in or minimization of selfless acts Disbelief in or minimization of selfless acts A disinterested point of view A disinterested point of view

8 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Goal Goal The purpose toward which an endeavor is directed; an objective The purpose toward which an endeavor is directed; an objective Locus of Control (internal versus external) Locus of Control (internal versus external) Individuals belief in the ability to control events that affect them Individuals belief in the ability to control events that affect them Motivation Motivation Psychological feature that causes action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action that gives purpose and direction to behavior Psychological feature that causes action toward a desired goal; the reason for the action that gives purpose and direction to behavior Intrinsic Motivation Intrinsic Motivation Motivation that comes from inside an individual—example Motivation that comes from inside an individual—example Extrinsic Motivation Extrinsic Motivation External motivation from outside the individual—example External motivation from outside the individual—example

9 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Self-Regulation Self-Regulation Adjusting or governing itself without outside interference, controls, or regulations Adjusting or governing itself without outside interference, controls, or regulations Self-Monitoring Self-Monitoring Understanding reasons behind one’s actions Understanding reasons behind one’s actions Self-Reflection Self-Reflection The capacity of humans to exercise introspection and the willingness to learn more about their fundamental nature and purpose. The capacity of humans to exercise introspection and the willingness to learn more about their fundamental nature and purpose.

10 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Managing yourself and monitoring your progress To monitor your progress you must set short and long term goals for yourself, evaluate your progress toward goals, take an active responsible role in learning to manage your time. To monitor your progress you must set short and long term goals for yourself, evaluate your progress toward goals, take an active responsible role in learning to manage your time. Short or Long Term goals Short or Long Term goals Pass midterm Pass midterm Pass Spring classes Pass Spring classes Graduate Graduate New Job New Job Get worksheet done Get worksheet done What differentiates the short from the long? What differentiates the short from the long? Reflection is critical Reflection is critical

11 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Fear Fear Technology Technology Not trying different techniques Not trying different techniques Poor communication skills Poor communication skills Poor time management Poor time management Bias Bias

12 Georgia Northwestern Technical College 1. Knowledge (not wisdom) 2. Comprehension 3. Application 4. Analysis 5. Synthesis 6. Evaluation And it never ends! EXAMPLE Columbus discovered America in ________ NOTE: If first step is wrong, so is what follows.

13 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Immediate Memory Lasts only seconds Provides a sense of continuity Short Term Memory Lasts up to several minutes 7 +/- 2 components Long Term Memory Lasts a lifetime* Different types Declarative Memory Semantic Facts Figures Semantic Facts Figures Non-Declarative Memory Episodic Events Times Episodic Events Times Procedural Skills and habits Emotional responses Priming Procedural Skills and habits Emotional responses Priming AKA Working Memory Scratch Pad Transfers to Long Term with Effort

14 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Distractions Distractions Talking Talking Texting Texting Surfing Surfing Thinking of a response too soon Thinking of a response too soon Arguing (mentally or actually) Arguing (mentally or actually) Disagreement is OK, but there is a knack to it Disagreement is OK, but there is a knack to it Angry, sad, etc—emotion versus logic! Angry, sad, etc—emotion versus logic! That is what the media counts on! That is what the media counts on! It is about discipline What do distractions cost you?

15 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Immature Immature Contents are complete, cannot look outside the box for answers Contents are complete, cannot look outside the box for answers What is learned in one class cannot be applied to other courses What is learned in one class cannot be applied to other courses Mature Mature Knowledge is made up of discrete parts that can be mixed and matched to make up more complex bits of knowledge Knowledge is made up of discrete parts that can be mixed and matched to make up more complex bits of knowledge

16 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Immature Immature “If I don’t get it the first time, I just won’t get it.” “If I don’t get it the first time, I just won’t get it.” Mature Mature Learning is hard work and persistence pays off! Learning is hard work and persistence pays off! It is possible to learn to learn It is possible to learn to learn

17 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Immature Immature There is one truth There is one truth We can find that truth We can find that truth Mature Mature Truth is sometimes ambiguous Truth is sometimes ambiguous Things change Things change Truth is complex Truth is complex

18 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Ask questions Ask questions Consider several different points of view Consider several different points of view Draw your own conclusions Draw your own conclusions This applies to everything—not just COLL 1000 or school. This applies to everything—not just COLL 1000 or school.

19 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do. ~ Potter Stewart Ethics is knowing the difference between what you have a right to do and what is right to do. ~ Potter Stewart Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life. ~ Albert Schweitzer Ethics is nothing else than reverence for life. ~ Albert Schweitzer Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar. ~ D. H. Lawrence Ethics and equity and the principles of justice do not change with the calendar. ~ D. H. Lawrence

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21 Georgia Northwestern Technical College What is it? What is it? Is information different from facts? Is information different from facts? Skeptical but not cynical Skeptical but not cynical Fact versus fiction Fact versus fiction Life in the age of spin Life in the age of spin No source is perfect, corroborate what you think you know No source is perfect, corroborate what you think you know Analysis of facts, not mere counting of facts Analysis of facts, not mere counting of facts

22 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Learning Styles Learning Styles Not about the ONLY way you learn Not about the ONLY way you learn More about how you learn best More about how you learn best How do you learn best? How do you learn best?

23 Georgia Northwestern Technical College Timing when it comes to career openings. Timing when it comes to career openings. Timing is a piece of the puzzle, but can you control it? Timing is a piece of the puzzle, but can you control it? What can you control? What can you control?

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