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Roadmaps to Success|Navigating First-Year Courses

25 Tips to Survive and Thrive Your Freshman Year

Tip #10

Get involved.

A big problem for a lot of new students is a combination of homesickness and a feeling of not quite belonging. A solution? Consider joining a select group - and be careful not to go overboard - of student organizations, clubs, sororities or fraternities, or sports teams. You'll make new friends, learn new skills, and feel more connected to your school.  Campus Activity Center

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RoadmapHow to succeed in first year classes...
BY students, FOR students

Are you starting your first year of college, experiencing classes completely different from what you've known? This site is dedicated to providing tips for success in first-year courses from the point of view of successful students.

 

ANTH 1200 - Cultural Anthropology

You wanted to get your CS, G, and Non-Western Perspectives requirements out of the way in one class. Lucky for you, there were a couple of seats left in ANTH 1200, and now you are on your way to learning all about anthropology... and killing three birds with one stone. But what exactly did you just sign up for?  The above link is an abbreviated version of the roadmap, you can read the full roadmap here.

ASTR 1050 - Survey of Astronomy

Material in Survey of Astronomy will range from basic to advanced levels.  It is expected that students have some basic background knowledge of Astronomy, as well as basic math skills.  The above link is an abbreviated version of the roadmap, you can read the full roadmap here.

ECON 1010 - Principles of Macroeconomics

Have you ever wondered why political figures claim that we need to implement a stimulus plan, or what the Federal Reserve’s job is? Do you have questions about why countries trade, why a gallon of gasoline cost .10 cents in your parents’ time, or even why we have a paper currency that doesn't’t seem to have its value tied to anything? The above link is an abbreviated version of the roadmap, you can read the full roadmap here.

MATH 1400 -  College Algebra

You did well in your algebra class in high school and enrolled in MATH 1400 (College Algebra) hoping for an easy “A” that will boost your GPA while simultaneously fulfilling the QA University Studies Program (USP) requirement.  However, the course is more challenging than you anticipated. 
The above link is an abbreviated version of the roadmap, you can read the full roadmap here.

Spanish 1010 - 1st Year Spanish

Taught in Spanish.  Only in Spanish...
The above link is an abbreviated version of the roadmap, you can read the full roadmap here.


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