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Unformatted text preview: College Study: The Essential Ingredients The Summer 2005 ACPE0200 College Experiences (1) Greater personal and social freedoms Increase self-directed and self-motivated Increase in work and financial responsibilities, academic rigor Challenges of life Car problems Relationships Essential Ingredients for a System of Study Study Learning Behaviors Active Learning Behaviors Arrive early for class Have notebook and pen Sit in middle or front of classroom Listen attentively and selectively Ask questions to clarify points Review notes after class Seek help from instructor when needed System of Study (Cont.) Passive Learning Behaviors Skipping classes Sleeping during class Yielding to distractions Studying after social and leisure activities Not seeking assistance when needed Essential Ingredients (Cont.) Learning Attitudes Motivation The desire to achieve and do what is necessary to achieve goals Persistence Stick to goal and problem solve when hurdles block progress Self-discipline Willing to make necessary sacrifices and devote necessary efforts Interdependence Interdependence Family/Friends who are responsible and caring Essential Ingredients (Cont.) Learning Style Preference in behaviors Preference How individual learns best Use book assessment (p. 5 & 6) or online: online: Many ways to define learning style Visual, Auditory, Tactile, or Kinesthetic ACPE Handouts – Learning Styles Critical Thinking * What motivates you to achieve? Are you persistent when faced with a problem or barrier to success? How would you describe yourself? Self-disciplined? Self-disciplined? Compare work and college How Can You Get Motivated? Motivation A force that moves a person to action Successful people tend to be those who can motivate themselves to learn, grow, and reach goals. themselves Isaac Newton’s first law of motion Things in motion tend to stay in Things motion and things at rest tend to stay at rest. Be a thing in motion! Motivation-Boosting Strategies Make a Commitment Develop Positive Habits Be Responsible Build Self-Esteem Face Your Fears Rewards Intrinsic Personal, internal reward Good grade Personal satisfaction Extrinsic Concrete reward Buying new outfit Going to party with friends Playing golf, tennis, exercising Creating Academic Success * Increase awareness of Increase Why you are attending college? What you expect to get out of college? What is expected of you in each subject? How you can improve time management? How do you learn best? How can you become involved in college life? Personal Action Statements Step-by-step plan to develop personal strategy for overcoming hurdles overcoming It is a commitment to yourself for action Be specific, similar to goal setting Use methods and ideas that motivate you Be honest and realistic, identify strategy that you intend to do to See page 9 “try it out!” Chapter One - Quiz Chapter It is 7:00 p.m. and Chad, a first-year student who has met few people on campus, has a 10-point quiz in his Biology few class tomorrow morning. Sean asks Chad to join a small class group of other students at Pizza Palace. group To exhibit active learning behaviors, what can Chad to in this situation? this Quiz Continue What would Chad be thinking if he had an active learning attitude? attitude? Shanelle wrote this goal: I will take better notes in my 3 credit courses this semester. Is this goal stated: courses Just right Too general Too specific Too unrealistic Too Why did you select this answer? Why Quiz Continue Provide an example of an intrinsic reward. Provide an example of an extrinsic reward Provide Quiz is worth 20 points. ...
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