Exploring Your Purpose for Attending
What you will explore in Chapter 1 . . .
What College is all about
The importance of thinking about your own
purpose in attending college
How college levels the playing field for
students from diff
Discovering How Your Learn
Whats Your Style?
What kind of car do you drive?
What kind of music do you like?
What kind of food do you like?
Do you like sports?
Do you like the beach or the lake?
You Also Have a Learning Style
Understanding Emotional Intelligence
What is Intelligence?
Does Intelligence guarantee success in
What is Emotional Intelligence?
Emotional Intelligence is the ability to
identify, use, understand, and manage
Managing Your Time
How do you approach time?
What you value most relates to how you spend time
. . . may change in college
Time Management involves:
Knowing your goals
Setting priorities to meet your goals
Thinking Critically: The Basis of a College
The most important skill you will learn in college
is the ability and confidence to think for yourself.
Purpose of a college education: to liberate your
mind from biases, superstitions, pre
Being Engaged in Learning:
Participating in Class
Are you ENGAGED in your classes?
Do you take an ACTIVE ROLE
in your classes?
An Active Role means:
Contributing to Discussi
Core of our countrys value system . . . . . .
. . . the belief that the United States is
a place where all people are welcome.
A college or university serves as a
microcosm of the real world a world that
requires us a
Improving Your Performance on Exams and
Getting Prepared for Tests and Exams
II. Taking Tests and Exams
III. Types of Tests
IV. Overcoming Test Anxiety
V. Academic Honesty and Misconduct
I. Getting Prepared for Tests and Exams
Reading to Learn:
Learning to Remember
How do you read your textbooks?
Actually, there are 3 components to . . .
Reading a Textbook Assignment
Textbook Reading Inventory
Will help you analyze your reading technique