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Section Four: Success Strategies
Important Academic Policies
Learning the System
Attending college and managing your academic career can feel overwhelming and complicated. Most students find they grow more comfortable with time and experience. They learn to adapt to a new vocabulary and more responsibility.
The best ways to quick-start your abilities are to:
Importance of Dates and Deadlines
Little happens automatically in college. Most often actions that affect your academic career must be initiated by you. It is best to follow up for confirmation. Pay attention to deadlines which may apply. After deadlines pass, it may be more difficult or impossible to accomplish your objective.
"The Paper Chase"
Despite the advent of computers, a paper trail is still your best defense against misunderstandings and mistakes.
"Green Sheets" and the Class Syllabus
The “green sheet,” and/or a course syllabus will be handed out in each class at the beginning of the quarter. Always keep these for at least the quarter and become familiar with their contents, which will include at least:
They may also list specifics of the course requirements, including a schedule and details about assignments and exams.