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College SuccessChapter 1: EXPLORING COLLEGE
●1.1 Why College●1.2 The First Year of College Will Be an Experience●1.3 College Culture and Expectations●1.4 How Can This Book And This Course Help
1.I am fully aware of the expectations of college and how to meetthem.2.I know why I am in college and have clear goals that I want toachieve.3.Most of the time, I take responsibility for my learning new andchallenging concepts.4.I feel comfortable working with faculty, advisors, and classmates toaccomplish my goals.
●Recognize the purpose and value of college.●Describe the transitional experience of the first year of college.●Discuss how to handle college culture and expectations.●Identify resources in this text and on your campus for supportingyour college success.
Exploring CollegeReginaldReginald has, after much thought andwith a high level of family support,decided to enroll in college. Heworked several years in his family’sbusiness, is married, has a son. It hasbeen almost a decade since he sat in aclassroom.MadisonMadisonrecently graduated from highschool in the top 10 percent of her class,and she earned college credit while inhigh school. She feels academicallyprepared, and she has a good sense ofwhat degree she wants to earn.Student Comparison●They have quite a bit in common.●They are both committed to this new chapter in their lives.●They will have even more in common as they move through each term, focuson a major, and plan for life after graduation.
Exploring College●They have a lot in common with you as well because you are in a similar position—starting the next chapter of the rest of your life.●You will first learn more about identifying the reason you are in college.●This is an important first step because knowing your why will keep you motivated.●Next, the chapter will cover the transitions that you may experience as a newcollege student.●The chapter will focus on how you can acclimate to the culture and meeting theexpectations—all of which will make the transition to a full-fledged collegestudent easier.●Finally, the chapter will provide you with strategies for overcoming the challengesthat you may face by providing information about how to find and accessresources.
1.1 Why College?●Why are you in college?●What are the rewards and value of a college degree?●Why this course?
Figure 1.2Decision-making about college and our futurecan be challenging, but with self-analysis andsupport, you can feel more confident and makethe best choices.
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