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Chapter 1 Notes: Getting On Course To Your SuccessSuccessful StudentsStruggling StudentsACCEPT PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY,Seeing themselves as the primary cause of theiroutcomes and experiencesSEE THEMSELVES AS VICTIMS,believing what happens to them is determined byexternal forces (fate, luck, and powerful others)DISCOVER SELF MOTIVATION,finding purpose in their lives by pursuing personallymeaningful goals and dreamsHAVE DIFFICULTY SUSTAININGMOTIVATION,often feeling depressed, frustrated and/or resentfulabout a lack of direction in their livesMASTER SELF MANAGEMENT,consistently planning and taking purposeful actionsin pursuit of their goals and dreamsSELDOMIDENTIFY SPECIFIC ACTIONS TOACCOMPLISH A DESIRED OUTCOMES,and when thy do, tend to procrastinateEMPLOY INTERDEPENDENCE,building mutually supportive relationships that helpthem achieve their goals and dreams while helpingothers do the sameARE SOLITARY,seldom requestong, even rejecting offers ofassistance from those who could helpCOLLEGE SMART - START GUIDEThis book is essentially a user manual for higher education. You’ll learn how to get the most out of college, howto learn effectively, how to earn the degree you want and how to get high gradesWhat To Do During Your First Week Of CollegeLearn Your Campus:Find out where things are so you begin to feel comfortable.Locate Your Classrooms:Find and visit every room in which you have a class.Learn Your Instructor's Name, Office Location And Hours:Office hours are times when instructors are intheir office and available for appointments.Study The Syllabus:The syllabus is the single most important document your instructor will give you.Get All Of Your Supplies:Every job has both purpose and essential tools. Job #1 is college is deep learning.Create A Schedule:A schedule is an essential for getting everything important done on time.Get comfortable with campus technologyManage Your Money:An important step towards understanding your financial situation is creating a budget. Ifyour serious about your education there are many options to help you overcome the money obstacleSet Goals For Each CourseAttend All Classes And Arrive On Time:Class attendance is essential to success in college. Remember jobnumber 1 in college is deep learning and learning starts in the classroom.Participate In Every Class:Active engagement is the key to deep learning. Ask questions and answerquestions your instructor asksComplete And Hand In Assignments On Time:You’ll learn more when you attend classes having completedall your assignments. Also it’ll reduce your stress that many first year students' experiences.Commit To Your SuccessMONEY MATTERSIf lack of money could be an issue to your college success, get your finances in order now … not before it’s too
late. Many students’ money problems keep them from completing the degree that would help them achieve thatabundance.

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