creating success in college. article quastions

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1-read the article , answer the two questions for the student story

2-the second part is about one different thing this week, which has four questions. please note that this is based on how did I gain success this week by doing better in school.

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Student story Michael Chapasko, Blinn College, Texas When I was a kid, I didn’t learn as fast as my classmates. My mom suggested that I go to the public school where she taught because they had a content mastery program that helped kids one-on-one when they needed it. I wasn’t happy about it, but I made the move and got prescribed Adderall to help me stay focused. Come to find out I was a very smart kid when I could focus. Being one of the few kids with dyslexia, I felt embarrassed when I had to take my tests in different rooms or needed one-on-one help. When I got to high school, classes were getting harder, and I started to think I couldn’t learn at the pace of everyone else, even with the Adderall. I got down on myself and didn’t study much. I blamed my problems on my ADHD and dyslexia. Then in the middle of high school, I moved to a new school. Everything about this new school was intimidating. It was one of the top 10 academic high schools in the nation! Even though I didn’t study while at my previous high school, my class rank had been 56 in a class of 808. In my new high school, however, I dropped to number 203 in a class of 480. Then I really got down on my ability to learn, but I still didn’t study. After high school, I decided to go to Blinn College, and in my first semester I took an On Course class. I didn’t expect it to help me the way it did, but it really changed my whole outlook on studying. I got really interested when I read how the human brain learns. I played football, basketball, and baseball in high school. Now I’m into body building, and I work out every day. I understand how muscles work, and I found it interesting to think of the brain as a muscle. Instead of thinking about the brain as a muscle, I just figured you were either born smart or you weren’t. I know the harder you work a muscle, the bigger and stronger it gets, but you can’t do it all in one day. I also know the more you practice a certain movement or pattern, the better you get at it. When I got a 52 on my first exam in business law, I knew something had to change in the way I studied. So I decided to apply my new knowledge about how the brain works and use some of the learning strategies in On Course. Just like working out, I started spreading my studying over more time and using different ways to learn. Eventually, I came up with a way of studying that works for me. When I was studying for my first business law test, I had quit reading the book when I didn’t understand it. With my new approach, I read each assignment completely and got as much out of it as I could. I even tried to stay a couple of weeks ahead in assignments. My professor posted video lectures on our eCampus site, so after reading, I’d watch a related lecture online. The professor cut the information in the book down to what I really needed to know. When I attended the next class, his lecture would be a review of what I had read and what was on the video. That repetition deepened my understanding of the material because I had already heard it before. When he asked questions in class, I was ready to participate. I also found flashcards to be helpful, especially for introductory courses like business law where you have to learn a lot of new terms. I usually prefer to study alone, but if it’s something I don’t understand, then I like being in a group with students who understand the course. I often get their explanations better than the instructor’s. Another strategy I’ve found helpful is to look over my past tests. Even glancing at them for a few minutes helps me remember things I need to know for the next test. By the time I took the second exam in my business law course, I had a whole new way of studying. Using my new strategies, I ended up making a 96! I no longer thought about dropping the class because at that point I knew I could do it! One of my coaches used to say, “Hard work beats talent when talent refuses to work hard.” Now I’m not only working hard, I’m working smart. Question 1 1. What others say about you can hurt. Michael Chapasko’s short essay teaches us that negative comments from others can become the basis for our Inner Critic or Inner Defender later in life. Have you had a similar experience? How could you listen to your Inner Guide and overcome your own negative memories? Question 2 2. Michael describes what it feels like to be defined by others. Have you had a similar experience? Who tried to define you and how did you react? Did you behave in accordance with the definition or rebel against it? Define yourself in the coming years. Who are you going to be as a college student? Who would you like to be after college? Rehearsing and Memorizing Study Materials: Do One Different Thing This Week In this section of your Toolbox for Active Learners, you’ve been introduced to 25 strategies for rehearsing and memorizing study materials. Here’s an opportunity to experiment with one of them. First, review the strategies. Identify those you marked because they could help with one of your learning challenges. Now pick the one strategy you think would best help you improve your ability to rehearse and memorize study materials. Below, write the strategy with which you will experiment. Write just the number of the strategy and the one-sentence description of it that is in bold print. (For example, “9. Test yourself.”) Then track yourself for one week, noting each day that you practice this strategy. Your goal is to do it every day. After seven days, evaluate your results. If your skills for rehearsing and memorizing study materials improve, you’ll have a learning tool you can use for the rest of your life. 1. Record your commitment for rehearsing and memorizing study materials here (again, just the number of the strategy and the one-sentence description of it in bold). Which days of the week did you keep your commitment? 2. During your seven-day experiment, what happened? 3-As a result of what happened, what did you learn or relearn? 4. Complete this sentence: As a result of what you learned or relearned, I will… ...
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Indeed, what others say about me hurts me at times. Particularly, the fact that a majority people
tell me that I am short really pisses me off and lowers my self-esteem significantly. At times, I
feel too low and think I am abnormal. A majority are the times I wish that I was tall and do what
tall people do.
However, I often listen to my...

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