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Your Way to College Success

Your Way to College Success

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Your Way to College Success

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  1. PAINT Your Way to College Success

  2. PAINT • P = Prioritize • A = Ask Questions • I = Increase Self-discipline and Decrease Procrastination • N = Need Others • T = Take Ownership

  3. Prioritize • What’s most important to you? • What’s important to the people who are important to you? • What’s important to the school and your professors?

  4. Prioritize • What’s your personal mission statement? • Life Goal Categories • personal • family • school/career • financial • lifestyle

  5. Prioritize • How professors prioritize • Knowledge of subject • Becoming educated • Liberal education • Higher standards

  6. Ask Questions • Of texts, lectures, study resources • Good question words • who, what, when, where, why, how • Sense of Inquiry

  7. Ask Questions About Policy Issues • Know whom you ask • Ask more than one person • Ask the right person • Study written materials for answers • Patience and perseverance required

  8. Increase Self-Discipline • Don’t wait • Regular attendance • Let them know you care • Don’t procrastinate

  9. Decrease Procrastination • Weigh benefits • Set reasonable goals • Get started • Break into parts

  10. Decrease Procrastination • Ask for help • Don’t expect perfection • Transfer • Think ahead

  11. Get Motivated • Why is goal meaningful? • Take one step • Specific, manageable, achievable, measurable goal • Rewards

  12. Get Motivated • Deal with obstacles • Begin or begin again • Intent words replace obligation words • I should becomes I choose to • I have to becomes I want to • I’ll try becomes I will • I mean to becomes I promise to

  13. Need Others • Form study groups • increase success • make friends • get what you missed • save time • get encouragement • trade talents • be ready to lead LAC

  14. Need Others • Build learning network • education contacts • campus handbook for just you • network directory • keep in touch

  15. Seek Resources • academic centers • tutors • adult education center • organizations and clubs • fitness center • school publications • C230 • Textbooks • Tutorials • Tutoring • Workshops • instructors • administrators • academic advisors • personal counselors • financial aid • bulletin boards • housing and transportation • career planning and placement • student health • support groups/ hotlines

  16. Need Others • Find a Mentor • interact with profs outside class • contact each prof at least once • Tutor Coach program

  17. SWB Will Roger’s Home Page http://www.willrogers.org/ Take Ownership • High school vs college classes • Treated as adult • Classroom materials • Treat professors like people • regular on-time attendance • office hours • well-groomed appearance • read before class • show interest • turn in neat assignments

  18. Take Ownership • Policy statement • assignments • grading standards • calendar • expectations • You are responsible • Conferences • Grades earned, not given

  19. Further Resources • How to Study in College, by Walter Pauk • Keys to Effective Learning, by Carol Carter, Joyce Bishop, and Sarah Lyman Kravits