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Welcome from The FAU Counseling Center

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  1. Welcome from The FAU Counseling Center Our center offers free mental health services, counseling, and support, to FAU students and the FAU community. Bldg 8, Room 229 297-3540 Monday-Friday 8am-6pm

  2. “Making the grade” ● Inside tips on how to achieve academic success ● Taking courses with a personal grade goal ● Formulating college grades and GPAs ● Ensuring you get the best possible grade ● Studying effectively ● Studying efficiently ● Using short-cuts and mnemonics

  3. Inside tips on how to achieve academic success ______________________________________ What is your ultimate goal? What variation of this goal might be ok? What are you willing to do to achieve this goal? Why do you want to achieve this goal? Are there alternate roads to the same end? Are you happy/ satisfied with your chosen road? What is your plan?

  4. Taking courses with a personal grade goal ______________________________________ What is the grade you want? What variation of this grade might be ok? What are you willing to do to achieve this grade? Why do you want to achieve this grade? What components make-up this grade? What “wiggle” room may there be? What is your plan?

  5. Formulating college grades and GPAs ______________________________________ How will this particular grade be formulated? What “wiggle” room may there be? How is a GPA formulated? What “wiggle” room may there be?

  6. Ensuring you get the best possible grade ______________________________________ How are the grades computed? When are the grades computed? Is extra credit an option? Is class participation part of your grade? Is attendance part of your grade? Is make-up work an option? Is partial credit given? Will your extra effort(s) pay off?

  7. Studying effectively ___________________________________ Length of time studying ≠ grade Group projects Studying in groups Using flashcards/ drawings/ tables Memorization of facts (meaningfulness? context?) Night studying v. morning studying Starbucks studying v. library studying Can you recall things on your own? Can you organize/ extrapolate concepts? Can you teach someone else?

  8. Studying efficiEntly ___________________________________ Length of time studying ≠ grade Group projects Studying in groups Using flashcards/ drawings/ tables Memorization of facts (meaningfulness? context?) Night studying v. morning studying Starbucks studying v. library studying How much time should it take? Are you needlessly wasting time? Are you procrastinating? Will multi-tasking help you?

  9. Using short-cuts and Mnemonics ___________________________________ Length of time studying ≠ grade Using flashcards/ drawings/ tables Memorization of facts (meaningfulness? context?) How much time should it take? Are you needlessly wasting time? Make it fun! Make it funny! Make it stay in your mind longer

  10. “Making the grade” ● Inside tips on how to achieve academic success ● Taking courses with a personal grade goal ● Formulating college grades and GPAs ● Ensuring you get the best possible grade ● Studying effectively ● Studying efficiently ● Using short-cuts and mnemonics

  11. “Making the grade” What did you just learn? How do you think you will do this semester? Will you use any of these insider tips? Will you share any of these insider tips? What information will you have to share with others next year? Where will you be in four years? Where will you be in ten years?