# College Success

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College Success

## 1. G.P.A.

### 1.1. Grade Point Average: Number representing the average value of the accumulated final grade earned in courses over time

1.1.1. How To Calculate: Adding up all accumulated final grades and dividing that figure by the number of grades awarded. Which results in a mathematical mean or average of all final grades

1.1.2. How It's Based: 0-4.0 Scale

1.1.2.1. A=4

1.1.2.2. B=3

1.1.2.3. C=2

1.1.2.4. D=1

1.1.2.5. F=0

1.1.2.5.1. How To Connect It To Your Classes

1.1.2.5.2. Example: Per 101 is 3 course hrs

1.1.2.5.3. History 122 is 5 Course Hrs

1.1.2.5.4. Reading 099 is 5 Course Hrs

1.1.2.5.5. And you have an A which is a 4 in all classes multiply that by each course hours

1.1.2.5.6. 3x4=12 5x4=20 5x4= 20

1.1.2.5.7. 20+20+12=52/ 13 course hours= 4.0 GPA

2.1.1. Time of Day

2.1.2. Energy Level

2.1.4. Study Location

### 2.2. Suggestions:

2.2.1. Find a place to study

2.2.2. Mute TV

2.3.1. Knowing What Fits You

2.3.2. Smaller Reading Blocks are more effective

### 2.4. Set Goals For Study Period

2.4.1. Know how you will study

2.4.2. Example: Read for 30 min rest for 10 min

2.5.1. Process that you will use for gathering much of the new information you get in school

2.5.1.1. Prepare, Absorb, Record, Review/ Apply

### 2.6. Learning Objectives

2.6.1.1.1. Teacher guides you and your classmates through a review of reading and ask questions to keep discussions going

2.6.1.1.2. Teacher can be the key to how you learned from reading

2.6.1.2.2. College instructors won't do much reviewing. They would expect you to do the assignments and understand the material

### 2.7. Textbooks:

2.7.1. Not all textbooks are created equal

2.7.1.1. Types of textbooks

2.7.1.1.1. Math

2.7.1.1.2. Science

2.7.1.1.3. Social Science

2.7.1.1.4. Supplementary Materials

2.7.1.1.5. Humanities Materials

2.7.2. Cover a lot of material in limited space

2.7.3. Not all textbooks are written in the same way

2.8.1. Reading through the entire section with the objectives of understanding it

### 2.9. Capture The Key Ideas

2.9.1. Go Back and reread the section with an highlighter or pencil and annotate

### 2.10. Reviewing What You Read

2.10.1. Answer Review questions at the end of a chapter

## 3. The Writing Process

### 3.1. Your writing provides tangible evidence of how well you think

3.1.1. Definition:

### 3.5. Steps To Good Writing:

3.5.1. Step 1: Prewriting

3.5.1.1. Writing things down as they come to mind based on information found through your research and your own ideas

3.5.1.1.1. Example: Filling out a paper

3.5.1.1.2. White Board

3.5.1.1.3. Screen with words phrases or sentencing

3.5.2. Step 2: Drafting

3.5.2.1. Using your written material and putting in on paper

3.5.2.2. Has a thesis statement that defines the purpose of the paper

3.5.2.3. Outline for your paper with analysis and synthesize your research findings and then you're well on your way to a final draft

3.5.3. Step 3: Revising

3.5.3.1. The key to Good Writing

3.5.3.2. Stage you take a good piece of writing and do your best to make it great.

3.5.3.3. After revising put it aside for a day and then reread it. This allows you to see it differently

3.5.3.4. Lastly, after you have talked to revisers it up to you to accept or reject them.

3.6.1.1. Instructors and serious students who will make judgement about your knowledge and abilities based on your writing

3.7.1. Includes many details and can get complicated comes down to two basic rules

3.7.1.1. Rule 1:

3.7.1.1.1. If you use somebody else exact words you must give that person credit

3.7.1.2. Rule 2:

3.7.1.2.1. If you use somebody else ideas even if you use your own words to express those ideas, you must give that person credit

### 3.8. Plagiarism In The Writing Process

3.8.1. Taking another person ideas or work and presenting them as your own