COLLEGE SUCCESS 106 BY: AMANDA EVANS I am in college to get my degree in Early Childhood. After I finish at Broome, I plan to go to Oneonta and receive my bachelors. My future plans are to graduate from college, get married, and then get a decent job before having kids. CHAPTER 1 FIRST STEPS In this chapter, there was the Discovery Wheel. I learned that I am strongest in test taking and time management. This chapter also talked about how to get motivated about learning . The main idea that we learned in this chapter were the different types of intelligences. (Visual/Spatial, Verbal/Linguistic, Mathematical/Logical, Musical/Rhythmic, and Interpersonal) CHAPTER 2 TIME AND MONEY In this chapter, we had to keep track of what we did for a week and write it down. It was a good eye-opener for what I do a lot of. We also had to monitor our income and expenses and figure out what we spend the most money on. We also talked about what to do if we are in financial trouble. CHAPTER 3 MEMORY Mnemonic Devices tricks to helps us remember something Acronyms NASA, ROY G. BIV, IPMAT Acrostics Every Good Boy Does Fine (E, G, B, D, F) (music notes) Rhymes or songs Loci System creating visuals with locations We also learned how to keep our brain healthy by staying physically and mentally active CHAPTER 4 READING Three Phases to Muscle Reading Before you read While you read After you read What to do when reading is touch How to read fast Move eyes faster Notice and release ineffective habits Skim How to use a library CHAPTER 5 NOTES How to take notes Use key words Pictures and diagrams Use different colors Write a summary Cornell Method Outline Mind mapping What to do when instructor talks fast and taking notes CHAPTER 6 TESTS Form group studies What to do before tests What to do during the tests How to take different types of questions Essay Multiple choice True/false Short answer/ fill- in – the- blank How to deal with test anxiety CHAPTER 7 THINKING How to become a critical thinker How to create ideas Brainstorm Collect and play with your ideas Refine ideas Decision making How to choose your major Overcoming stereotypes CHAPTER 8 COMMUNICATING How to speak Reduce “you” to “I” messages Notice barriers to sending messages Speak up! How to develop emotional intelligence How to manage conflicts Different strategies for effective writing How to do public speaking Analyze audience Organize presentation Communicate message in three parts CHAPTER 9 HEALTH Eat healthy Exercise daily Let go of tension (meditate) Preventing accidents Preventing sexual assaults Preventing STIs Preventing unwanted pregnancies Problems with drugs CHAPTER 10 WHAT’S NEXT? How to approach our careers Transferable skills Technical skills How to perform these skills Use resumes and interviews to get an inside look at employers How to choose school………AGAIN What Service Learning is What types of workplaces to join A LITTLE ABOUT ME! I am: Visual/Spatial which means that I have to see things in front of me for me to really comprehend them This means that I have many strengths in classes where we get a lot of papers with notes on them This also means that I am not very good in the classes where it is all power point or lectures. RIGHT OR LEFT? I am right brained! I am way more creative (right brain) than I am logical (left brain) This is a strength for me because most of my classes require me to be creative. This is a weakness for me because it means I do not do very good in my math and science classes. OUTLINING Subfields of psychology Cognitive Psychologists Study basic mental processes Biological Psychologists Study how genes and brain chemistry are related to appearance of mental disorders Personality Psychologists Study individuality Developmental Psychologists Study & describe changes in behavior & mental processes over life span Quantitative Psychologists Develop & use statistical tools to analyze vast amounts of info generated by results from all psychology’s subfields • It works for me because it lets me see everything that is important STUDY STRATEGIES I USE I use outlining as a study strategy (as I said before) I also use mnemonics as a study strategy. In my Early Childhood Class, we are studying SPLICE. S – Social P – Physical L – Language I – Intellectual C – Cognitive E - Emotional TEST ANXIETY (Ellis, 2009, p.144) Yell “STOP!” - when you think you are getting too worried about tests Praise yourself! – when you are about to be hard on yourself, praise yourself instead Consider the worst! – think about the very worst thing that could happen Breathe! – just calm down and take a couple minutes to breathe TEST ANXIETY (CONTINUED) (Ellis, 2009, p.144) Think about how your feeling! Exercise! – regularly exercise during the time you are preparing for a test Get help! – if you need help, talk to the professor WHERE AM I NOW? As a student, I have grown since August because I : Study a lot more for tests Take better notes Now know which way I learn better, so I can use it to my advantage These are all positive changes. INTERVIEWS 1ST INTERVIEW My boyfriend College student I chose him because he is what I would consider successful in college. He is very set in what he is going for. He has a passion for what he is going for as well. 2ND INTERVIEW Family friend Scott Farmer I chose Scott because there are not a lot of farmers anymore who are still going strong. Most of them give up, but he is still going and he worked hard to get where he is today. REFERENCES (APA) Ellis, D. (2009). Becoming a Master Student. Boston, MA: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning.