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First Year Studies
First Year Studies 101
First Year Studies 101
Missouri State University
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what are the three themes of the public affairs mission?
Ethical Leadership- excellence and integrity
Community Engagement- recognizing needs in the community
What do academic advisor help with...
Develop educational plan to achieve goals; select courses each semester to progress toward that plan.
Graduate in a timely manner based on educational plans.
supposed to meet with advisor each semester
Expectations for Student Advisees
come to appt prepared with questions
be familiar with undergraduate catalog
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
student has right to restrict access to academic records
parents can only access records if student has filled out a release form
Education in Tanzania
majority of pop is uneducated
community education is only for boy and taught by elders
girls rarely get educated
boys are forced to join army if educated
Insha ' Allah (Iraq)
really bad economy and is in need of
waste management sys ( he plans on est. one there)
lack of gov. security
Devon, England (Man who lived with wolves)
Shaun Ellis lived with 3 orphaned wolves for 18 months
showed that wolves make different howling sounds
this girl wants to be a wildlife/ wolf biologist (bring wolves back into the forests)
bring better education to Haiti
they have schools without electricity, water ect.
earthquake in Haiti ( really bad) destroyed thousands of homes---> help with that as well
very crowed, do some crappy, generic community service work
this guy was really into baseball
teach them baseball ( as if he could teach them anything.. they're already bosses at the game.. whatevs)
Tasmania (off coast of Australia)
(Reason to go there)
they have cancerous growth---> spreads while fighting for food
somehow help them from going extinct
Rome Italy (again)
this dude would help the homeless
big farming and fishing scene
go to schools to teach abt american society ( like they would even give a rats ass)
and for shits and giggles, go to a retirement home and do... old ppl crap
* no real info... just gonna bee bop around i suppose*
the musical girl
go to opera house in Oslo ( her dream)
her family is all from Norway
excuse to schwasted and drink lots of beer (oktoberfest)
and the few times that hes sober, he'll go help the poor, or some shit like that
he wants to make movies
Academic Goals (be smart about it!)
7 C's for Communication
Courteous (be positive)
Consistency (color, font, space typing, size...)
If you ask a question, and don't know the answer...
don't make one up. say " i'm not sure, but i'll look it up and get back to you."
Cereal should be...
Sugar in cereal should be...
< 10 g
Fiber in sugar should be...
Breakfast should consist of
protein + Carb
i.e. eggs + fruts or veggies/whole grains
a healthy amt of diet soda =
Is eating late at nigt bad for you?
are 100 pack good for you to eat?
empty calories----> instead eat something full of fiber
presenting the words or ideas of someone else as your own without proper acknowledgment of the source.
It's okay to use the ideas of other people, but you do need to...
correctly credit them
It is plagiarism when you...
Buy or use a term paper written by someone else.
Cut and paste passages without citing them.
Use the words or ideas of another person without citing them.
Paraphrase that person's words without citing them
insures that the person who created something is reimbursed for his
When is anxiety highest when giving a presentation
just before our during the first few seconds
Are some anxiety beneficial?
it shows that this is important to you
channel your nervousness to positive energy
what is the optimal way to reduce your fears?
to practice and rehearse thoroughly
let your hands hang comfortably at your sides
move comfortably about the room
Should you make eye contact with as many listeners as you can
it helps you read their reactions, demonstrate confidence and establish command
A smile warms up your listeners
you should be monotone and speak too fast
you should vary your pitch and speak at a normal rate
you should dress professionally
Speaking on the spot: PREP
oint of view- provide a clear and direct statement
easons- give your reasons for why you believe in said statement
vidence or examples- present specific facts or data supporting your point of view
oint of view Restate- rephrase view to make it clear
six fundamental steps to successful speaking
step 1: clarify your objective- identify what you want to accomplish
step 2: analyze your audience-
step 3: collect and organize your information-selecting info
step 4: choose your visual aids- help listeners absorb 35% more info
step 5: prepare your notes- memorize intro and conclusion and then use note cards for body
step 6: practice your delivery
You should pull all nighters before exams
you should get a good nights rest instead
Three basic steps to prepare for tests
1. Ask the teacher about the test: types of Q's, content covered
2. Don't wait till the night before to start studying. create a study schedule
3. study with a group or make visual aids
Prepare physically for an exam by...
1.maintain a regular sleep routine
2. Follow a regular exercise - a good break and can help you think more clearly
3. Eat right- avoid eating junk food and drinking alot of caffeine. eat breakfast
Should you join a study group?
they are extremely beneficial
Before math and science exams, you should...
-work as many problems as you can before
-set high expectations ( A all the way)
-arrive early on test day and bring materials ready
The best starting point for handling stress is to be...
in good shape physically and mentally
What type of exercise is best for both stress management and weight control
aerobic exercise ( any activity that uses large muscle groups, can be maintained continuously and is rhythmic in nature)
The national sleep foundations recommends that adults get __ hours of sleep per night
ways to relieve stress
-keep the goal in mind
-pray or meditate
-practice a hoby
-get a massage
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