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Introduction to College Success
For many students, the first year is the most challengingbecause of major changes: new people in your life, newindependence, new responsibilities, new subjects tostudy, and new disciplines to embrace.Did you know that a college education has more returnon investment for a graduate in the United States thanin any other nation.Your first year in college will be especially important.Your greatest new challenge may be balancing school,your family, and a job.
Shaping your new college identityManaging your time wiselyInteracting with othersThinking and learning deeplyStudying effectivelyBecoming who you want to becomeTo help you navigate these changes and establish a firmfooting, you are offered this college-success learningexperience through this course.This course will hopefully help guide you in buildingupon your current talents, skills, and interests in orderto gain new ones, including the following:
Be open to learning.Be open to meeting and interacting with others.Develop images of success and goals for yourself.Use your time wisely.Find a major that fits you and who you are.Explore career options.Relish student life and socialize.Prepare for class and attend each class on time.Engage actively and learn deeply.Have highacademic ethics and standards.As you build new skills and integrate them into your dailylife in college, you will be rewarded with success.Things to always remember:Success won’t come to you automatically . . . you have tomake it happen, so work hard. You are doing it for yourself.
College OverviewIf college success is about anything, it’s about thechoicesyou need to make in order to succeed. What do you want tolearn? How do you want to learn it?As part of the many choices you will make in college, you willoften be able to select the format in which your collegeclasses are offered. The list below illustrates some of themainformatsyou may choose.Lecture CoursesLecture-style courses are likely the most common courseformat. In lecture courses, the professor’s main goal is toshare a large amount of information, ideas, principles, and/orresources. Lecture-style courses could often includediscussions and other interaction with your fellow students.
Laboratory CoursesLab courses take place in a controlled environment withspecialized equipment. Students participating in labs can expectto engage fully with the material—to learn by doing.Seminar CoursesIn a seminar, you will likely do a good deal of reading, writing,and discussing. You might also conduct research. You mightexplore a topic in great depth that might involve a final projectsuch as a presentation, term paper, or demonstration.

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