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Making Connections:  Making Connections Lecture 1: Strategies for Success Gardner/Jewler/Barefoot: Your College Experience, 7e (c’07) :  Gardner/Jewler/Barefoot: Your College Experience, 7e (c’07) Professor: Course/Section: Professor: Dr. R. Grippo Course/Section: Making Connections: Biological Sciences BIOL 1913.004 Your Required Materials You will need this material for… tests and quizzes homework and reading assignments Slide3:  To get started: http://success.wadsworth.com/gardner7e/ Technology Resources to help you succeed in this course iLrn College Success for Gardner “Your College Experience” 7th edition iLrn™ College Success contains resources to reinforce the lessons learned in each chapter, including: Assess! – Check your skills with these self-assessments Write! - Reflect on your progress with these electronic journals Consider! – Consider the concepts in the chapter with these essay questions and exercises Practice! - Test your knowledge with these interactive quizzes Test Yourself! – Practice for tests with these sample test questions Slide4:  Professor: Course/Section: Student Companion Web Site for Gardner “Your College Experience” 7th edition This free resource features chapter-by-chapter Internet exercises, learning objectives, links to useful online resources, and more! Technology Resources to help you succeed in this course Resources to help you succeed in this course Slide5:  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! What is College Success? 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! Non-traditional student 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 where 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 Short-Term and Long-Term Goals:  The Mechanics of Success: Set Short-Term and Long-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… Is that really me? 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. Remember: do your school work 1st, then play! 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 and perseverance Dana’s story (video clip) The Mechanics of Success: More on Positive Character Traits:  The Mechanics of Success: More on Positive Character Traits Self Monitoring Keep an eye on yourself. Are you keeping an effective schedule? Do you plan ahead or “go with the flow?” Self-Control Self-control is the key to happiness. Be Enthusiastic Face challenges with a smile and a will to succeed! The Mechanics of Success: Mastering Effective Work Skills:  The Mechanics of Success: Mastering Effective Work Skills Stay on task, on time, and under budget. Go to class and take good notes. Participate in class: collaborate with other students and interact with instructors. Develop good reading, writing, and speaking skills. Develop good study and test-taking strategies. Use that incredible brain of yours a lot. Work on your critical thinking skills. The Mechanics of Success: Mastering Effective Work Skills- Part 2:  The Mechanics of Success: Mastering Effective Work Skills- Part 2 Plan ahead. Stay on top of your schedule. Take charge of your own learning. Get Connected! Study with a group. Get to know one person who cares about you. Get involved in campus activities. Learn about campus resources. Meet with your instructors, advisors & counselors. Very important! Don’t let boredom get to you! :  Very important! Don’t let boredom get to 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… We always need to be realistic! (see p. 12, Table 1.1) Academic Autobiography An in-class assignment:  Academic Autobiography An in-class assignment At some point in your schooling, you’ve probably written an autobiography about your life. In this assignment, you’ll be writing about your academic life. Consider the following questions and compose your answers: How well have you been prepared through grade school, middle school, and high school for the scholarly requirements of college? What are your strong points as a student? What do you predict will be your biggest academic challenge in college? This assignment asks you to focus on yourself as a student, both by looking back and looking ahead. Autobiography should be one page, double-spaced, with introduction, body (at least three paragraphs) and a conclusion. Assignment is due one week from today (Tuesday, Sept. 5) Slide22:  Chapter 1 p. 4

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