Steps to Academic Success Workshop

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Steps to Academic Success
Academic Support Unit
Adapted from:
Practicing College Learning Strategies
3rd edition
Carolyn H. Hopper
Objectives
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Become Familiar with college expectations
Understand classroom etiquette.
Understand the steps for academic success.
Learn how to interact with professors.
Discuss the importance of developing peer
groups.
Understand the importance of academic
reputation.
Step 1 : Attend Every Class
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Though cutting class is sometime tempting, don’t do
it if you can help it
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When you miss class, you miss:
Lectures
Notes
Class discussions
Explanations of assignments
Quizzes
In-class assignments
Step 2: Get Organized
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Get a weekly planner & use it.
Create & maintain a tidy & organized a study space.
Back up all your computer device on a pack up
device. (flash drives, disks or email it to your self)
Keep all papers, quizzes & testes that you get back
from your teachers at least until the final grade are
submitted.
Get phone numbers for your classmates, so you can
call them for study help.
Step 3 : Manage Your Time
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Plan ahead. Know when your assignments are
due.
Break large tasks into smaller pieces
Don’t promise more that you can accomplish.
Be efficient. Limit yourself to a reasonable
T.V and socializing tim
Step 4 : Use the Classroom to
succeed
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Arrive on time
Sit in the front row whenever you can.
Ask questions and participate every chance you get
Talk to your instructors. Meet them during office
hours. Make sure they know your name and that you
are committed to learning.
Learn how to adapt to different types of instructors.
Join study groups and discussion groups and be a
good member.
Step 5 : Take Good Notes
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Find a note taking system that work for you.
Learn to recognize the important points. verbal
and non verbal clues.
Make sure your notes are legible and have
plenty of white space.
Review your notes within 24hour from taking
them
Step 6 : Read Your Textbook
Actively
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Try a reading strategy like SQ3R.
Read with a purpose.
Avoid reading in bed. Active reading happens
when a boy is active more that at rest.
Attend Textbook Tactics workshop.
Step 7 : Study Smart
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Find a good place to study .SLSC, library, a
quite area in your house.
Remember getting started is often the hardest
part. Jump in and it will be easier to keep
going.
Study your difficult or boring subjects first
when you have the most energy.
Know you learning style and use the study tips
associated with it.
Step 8 : Use Test Taking Strategies
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Arrive early or at least on time for a test.
Before you start you should figure out how
best you should tackle the test.
Answer easy questions first.
Check your answers before you turn it in.
Mark question you need to return to
Be one of the last students out the door. Take
your time
Step 9 : Reduce Subject Related Anxiety
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Try to find an answer to why the subject
makes you anxious.
Make sure you know all the background info
necessary to understanding the subject you’re
in.
Visit SLSC to get assistance from the tutors.
Realize that there are many ways of thinking
and learning, and you have the ability to try
and succeed in the new ways.
Step 10 : Use the Resources Available to you
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Academic advisor
Your teacher’s office hours
The Library
Academic Support Unit-SLSC
Math Labs
Tutors
Career Counselors
Clubs & Student Activities.
Counseling Center
Student Services

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