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livinginchaos 08-20-07 01:22 AM

Keys to College Success
 
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Here is a GREAT outline/list of KEYS TO COLLEGE SUCCESS.
I wanted to post the entire article in here,but I kept getting a "too many images" error. So, unfortunately, I must give you the link.




http://www.rong-chang.com/collsucc.htm


After you've read it . . . tell everyone what you think!!
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roneydapony 10-29-07 11:23 PM

Re: Keys to College Success
 
I want to put this on my wall!
I really like the idea of 30-3-2- for studying. I can't focus for more than 20-30 minutes but then I get so distracted. Also, check in with your Office of Disability Services if it exists. Get your accomodation info squared away stat and make a connection with the ODS people. If you have accomodations USE THEM, at least at first! Also, my school has an ADHD/ADD networking group, free food, awesome company and people who get the way you think. I've never seen more people fidget in a meeting :-P
For papers, I'm terrible about getting stuff in on time.. I make meetings with professors so I can go over my paper progress and bring drafts to them. It forces me to write something down.

there was something else I wanted to say but I forgot! hehe. But yeah this article is pretty on point, and gave me some nice ideas... oh yeah, schedule more time than you need to study, if you're going to study for two hours schedule three.. and suposidly the best time to study is the hour before and the hour after class (hehe anyone that can do that, props. i can't!!!!!)

This board is awesome

Jpalmer 12-10-08 02:04 PM

Re: Keys to College Success
 
This is helpful thanks

DTownDave22 12-19-08 04:05 PM

Re: Keys to College Success
 
Wow..when I first opened the page, I read it from the beginning and thought "Wow..there's not that much there, but this is still useful"..then I noticed it kept going and going.....info overload for me!!

I will defintely check this out in more detail. I am really looking forward to next semester and I think it would probably be a good idea to practice these methods over break!

Much thanks.

livinginchaos 12-20-08 01:26 AM

Re: Keys to College Success
 
I know what you mean! I find that longer articles, especially in black and white coloring, are really hard for me to read.

It was easier for me to read once I highlighted the paragraphs/sentences/sections or put up a rose colored transparency.
Only then did I get through it all.

WarPhalange 12-21-08 02:22 AM

Re: Keys to College Success
 
I like how I fail that on the very first sentence. I don't take notes. At all. :P

DTownDave22 12-21-08 10:12 AM

Re: Keys to College Success
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by WarPhalange (Post 677393)
I like how I fail that on the very first sentence. I don't take notes. At all. :P

Don't even joke about being a failure! You are only giving us several strokes of the painted picture that is yourself and your academic life.

WarPhalange 12-23-08 04:32 AM

Re: Keys to College Success
 
That's not what I meant. They give a checklist of things you should do to be successful in college. Their "basics" state taking good notes. I don't take notes at all. Ergo, I fail their list from the get go.

I'm graduating this year, so it doesn't matter. I'm just saying I never took notes. It hurt me a few times, but damn if those weren't some of the best naps I ever took. :D

cristy07 12-23-08 11:12 AM

Re: Keys to College Success
 
oh, thanks, it's very helpful to me, after reading this one, I realize that if I want to have a good job after graduation I have to work hard and I have to organize what I want to do scientificly

ckamens360 01-22-09 11:00 PM

Re: Keys to College Success
 
This is a great article. I just go by what i feel comfortable doing, and never taking more then i can handle

TransitnSuccess 01-28-09 12:23 PM

Re: Keys to College Success
 
That was a great paper! I am a college Learning Specialist AND the mom of an LD/ADD son who completed college successfully. I also wrote a paper -- "25 Rules of College Success for Students with LD/ADD" whose ideas were gleaned from what I learned both professionally and personally.

Squishey 02-23-09 09:16 PM

Re: Keys to College Success
 
Its not as helpfull to me really. I did a quick skim and its a great article.
Im sure lots of people will be greatfull

liars_paradox 06-02-09 07:34 PM

Re: Keys to College Success
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by roneydapony (Post 493657)
I want to put this on my wall!
I really like the idea of 30-3-2- for studying. I can't focus for more than 20-30 minutes but then I get so distracted.

It might help, BUT the question is "how long are the breaks between?" You know, it's VERY easy to take way too long on a break.

I do it all the time. Well, not so much now adays, but it's a real big problem for me still. But, fact is, I'm doing it right now by staying on this forum. So, if you don't have a plan which is guaranteed to get you back to work, then your strategy can back fire easily on a person.

livinginchaos 06-02-09 09:00 PM

Re: Keys to College Success
 
in the past, when I was in school my breaks were 1/2 of the duration of time I studied. If I studied for 30 minutes, I took a 15 minute break. I used a timer to help me keep track of the break time. If I was more motivated to study, I took a 10 minute break.

The duration of the break really depends on the individual and how much time you think is enough of a break. I found the timer to be a very important tool to help me get me back on task. I think a pre-determined break duration works best!


You're right, liars, you need a plan to get going back into studying. IMO, you need to find that motivation that will help. A lot of times it's knowing what you need to do and just digging in and get it done.

Livin' Life 06-03-09 11:56 AM

Re: Keys to College Success
 
I will be leaving for college soon so this was very helpful :)


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