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Contents Dedication Preface Acknowledgments 1 PREPARING TO GO TO COLLEGE A Checklist of Things to Do Choosing a College Choosing a Place to Live 2 STARTING OUT The Importance of a Positive Attitude Setting Realistic Goals Choosing a Major and a Career The Catalog and Schedule of Classes The College Website and University Email Accounts College Bulletins, Newspapers, and Flyers Blogs and Electronic Bulletin Boards Choosing Classes Dropping Classes Choosing Instructors Alternatives to the Usual Way of Getting Credit Credit/No Credit Option Auditing Classes Seeing a Counselor or an Advisor The Consequence of Low Grades Getting the Most Out of College Life College Life is Not for Everyone Dangers of College Life Obtaining Financial Support The First Day of Class Getting In Touch with a Professor Student to Instructor Etiquette Textbooks Creating a Textbook Library Computers The Internet Why Do I Have to Take This Course? The Goals of Liberal Studies. A Note to Foreign Students and Nontraditional College Students A Note to Students with Disabilities 3 DEVELOPING COLLEGE SURVIVAL SKILLS Stress Management Time Management Using Study Skills Centers and Taking Study Skills Courses Taking Notes Participating in Class Using Tape Recorders and Other Recording Devices Professional Lecture Notes The Importance of Reading Skills Reading a Textbook Concentration Remembering What You Hear and Read Studying for and Taking Exams Test Anxiety. Studying for Exams. Taking the Exam Sample Essay Tests Analysis of Sample Essay Tests Using the Library How to Search an Electronic Database or Search Engine Writing Reports and Papers A Note on Plagiarism Critical Thinking 4 OUTSIDE THE COLLEGE ¿WALLS¿ Education and Travel Career Planning and Getting a Job Giving Out Your Personal Information APPENDIX A VOCABULARY BUILDING APPENDIX B ADDITIONAL SOURCES OF INFORMATION Index
Library of Congress Subject Headings for this publication:
College student orientation -- United States.
Academic achievement -- United States.