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Making College Count: Fall 2021

Making College Count is the LeaRN booklet for first-year students. It can be used in either the fall or spring semester of your first year. In this handbook,, you can find a month-to-month guide to first-semester success. Copies of the 89-page booklet can be purchased for just over $4 at the University Store in the Wyoming Union. Alternatively, you are welcome to print the pdfs of the sections below.

Introduction Contents:

  • Navigating Online Coursework
  • Understanding Course Formats
  • The Roommate Relationship
  • Residence Hall Etiquette
  • Creating a Budget as you Start College
  • Setting Short- and Long-Term Goals

September Contents:

  • Addressing Professors
  • Email Etiquette
  • Time Management and Owning Your Schedule
  • Navigating Difficult Classes
  • Citation Skills
  • College Cares

October Contents:

  • Early Alert
  • Prepare for Midterms
  • Seven Day Study Plan
  • Test Anxiety
  • Get to Know Coe Library
  • Explore the Counseling Center
  • Discover What Kind of Learner You Are
  • Notetaking Skills
  • Homesickness
  • Tips for Spring Break
  • The Value of Office Hours
  • Preparing for Advising

November Contents:

  • Braving the Cold Weather
  • Withdrawing from Classes
  • Creating a Budget
  • Credit Card Management
  • Financial Aid FAQs
  • November Reflection

December Contents:

  • Preparing for Finals Week
  • Mapping your Study and Exam Times
  • Course Options over the Break
  • Tips for the Summer Break
  • Final Reflection


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