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COL 105: Freshman Seminar: 

COL 105: Freshman Seminar Dr. Kelly Tribble

Fact:: 

Fact: Who was the first couple to be shown in bed together on prime time TV? Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

Fact:: 

Fact: 111,111,111 x 111,111,111 12,345,678,987,654,321

Fact:: 

Fact: What do bulletproof vests, fire escapes, windshield wipers, and laser printers all have in common? All were invented by women.

Chapter 1: Strategies for Success: 

Chapter 1: Strategies for Success Self-Assessment (page 4)

Self-Assessment: 

Self-Assessment I plan to arrive for class on time or earlier. I understand that people learn in different ways. That’s why it may be difficult for me to understand some teachers. I know how to set up a time management plan and stick to it. I write as often as possible to improve my writing. I’m comfortable participating in class discussions. I welcome constructive criticism about my work. I know how to take effective notes and how to memorize important points for an exam. I plan to connect with a group so that I can study better. I plan to meet with an academic advisor or counselor often. I maintain a budget, stay on top of my financial aid, and avoid debt so that I don’t run out of money in college.

Chapter 1: Strategies for Success: 

Chapter 1: Strategies for Success Plan Ahead! Be on time for class Complete work on time Schedule your week Are you an employee or a student? Stress: The Enemy 

Chapter 1: Strategies for Success: 

Chapter 1: Strategies for Success Take Charge of Learning! What’s Your Learning Style? Improve Your Study Habits THINK! (Or Thwim.) Improve Speaking and Writing Skills 

Chapter 1: Strategies for Success: 

Chapter 1: Strategies for Success Sharpen Your Skills! Participation in Class Improve Your Memory Learn from criticism… learn from failures Look for extra learning opportunities (workshops) Learn to use our Library 

Chapter 1: Strategies for Success: 

Chapter 1: Strategies for Success Get Connected! Group Study – research shows it works! Who cares? Learn about campus resources Meet with your instructors one-on-one Find someone you can turn to for help Visit the Counseling & Career Center Enlist Support of Family Members 

Chapter 1: Strategies for Success: 

Chapter 1: Strategies for Success Know Yourself! Take your health seriously Realistic Expectations Learn how to be assertive, yet tactful Be someone you can be proud of… and be proud of who you are! 

Activity: 

Activity Group work What do you feel is your biggest barrier to succeeding in college? Regarding your work in college, what do you feel is your biggest asset or strength?

Chapter 1: Strategies for Success: 

Chapter 1: Strategies for Success What is College Success? Going to school because you want to. Setting your own course in life. Staying in school and getting good grades. Graduating and getting the “right” job! 

High School vs. College: What’s the difference?: 

High School vs. College: What’s the difference?

So what does it take to succeed?: 

So what does it take to succeed? Self-esteem: I am somebody who counts! Self-confidence: I have what it takes! Positive Attitude: I will do it! 

So what does it take to succeed?: 

So what does it take to succeed? Whether you believe you can do a thing or not, you are right. -- Henry Ford Founder of the Ford Motor Company

Right Out of High School? What are your strengths?: 

Right Out of High School? What are your strengths? You have youth on your side You have momentum Your stores of “textbook” information are fairly fresh You are used to the classroom structure You may be getting lots of encouragement from family 

Been away from school for awhile? What are your strengths?: 

Been away from school for awhile? What are your strengths? You’ve been out in the “real world” and you know how it works. You’ve held a steady job & raised a family. You’re older and wiser than you used to be. You know how to get along with people. You know how to keep going when things get tough.

The Mechanics of Success: Setting Goals: 

The Mechanics of Success: Setting Goals Set goals that are challenging, reasonable, and specific. Challenging: Reach beyond what you are! Reasonable: But don’t bite off more than you can chew! Specific: Be precise about what you want! Set long-term and short-term goals.

The Mechanics of Success: Set Long-Term and Short-Term Goals: 

The Mechanics of Success: Set Long-Term and Short-Term Goals Long-Term Graduating with a degree in Computer Science. Entering medical school. Teaching college. Short-Term Meeting with a study group this weekend. Completing a research paper next week.

The Mechanics of Success: Work on Positive Character Traits: 

The Mechanics of Success: Work on Positive Character Traits Academic Integrity Earn your degree with your own honest efforts. Abide by your school’s honor code. Know Yourself Realize that you’re the only one who can make yourself get an education. Know your strengths and also your limits. Take your health and wellness seriously. Honor the values you were raised with. Be proud of who you are and what you can do… 

The Mechanics of Success: More on Positive Character Traits: 

The Mechanics of Success: More on Positive Character Traits Take Responsibility Reward your successes and learn from your failures. Be Self-Motivated If you don’t do it, who will? Be Persistent When things get tough, “hang in there!” Rome was not built in a day. Education takes time… 

Very important! Don’t let boredom have you! : 

Very important! Don’t let boredom have you! Find a way to get interested in that “boring” lecture. It’s there if you look for it. Make your mind up to explore new paths. Explore interesting topics beyond the classroom Develop a love of learning for all new things. Boredom is a major drag! Why make yourself negative and unhappy? 

Always remember why you’re in college: The Rewarding Connection between College and Career: 

Always remember why you’re in college: The Rewarding Connection between College and Career A college education has lots of positive results: Higher Income Happier in life and work Longer life More say in the world around you… 

Activity: 

Activity How well do you take notes?

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