Page 68

LEARNING AT THE U OF M In order to succeed academically in college, you need to apply and build upon the skills and habits that helped you succeed in the past. In college, as in life, you must define what success means to you. Asking questions, cultivating creativity, and exercising self-discipline will help you meet and exceed your expectations. Even in your academics, there will be lessons to learn outside the classroom. For some students, managing their time and learning how to study for college courses rather than high school classes can be stressful. There are many resources— and specific courses, even—to help students with those issues, and you will learn about them here. Read through the following section for a clear understanding of what will be expected of you academically. You will learn what to expect from the University, too.

The University’s Expectations ................... Understanding the Curriculum .................. Tracking and Planning Degree Progress ... Registration Tools ..................................... Classroom Expectations ............................

66

//

//

LEARNING AT THE U OF M

A good portion of this section is a guide to the many resources on campus—people, places, courses, and services—in place to help you. The number of resources available should be a clear indication that everyone at the University wants you to succeed. As a matter of fact, everyone at the U of M is counting on your success. Proof is in the form of the many career-related services on campus starting with major exploration and career planning. You are on your way. Familiarize yourself with the following information now so that you know where to go for help when you need it:

68 69 71 73 75

Academic Support Team ........................... Major Exploration and Career Planning .... Academic Support .................................... Courses Just for First-Year Students ......... Courses for Ongoing Academic Success ...

78 82 85 88 89

Gold Book 2015  

The University of Minnesota Gold Book introduces first-year students and their families to many of the University’s departments and services...

Gold Book 2015  

The University of Minnesota Gold Book introduces first-year students and their families to many of the University’s departments and services...

Advertisement