HERE'S HOW YOU CAN BOOK YOUR CHECK INS WITH YOUR COACH:
1) Look at your schedule to see when you're available for a 1-hour check in.
2) Go to your coach's youcanbook.me link (below).
3) Choose an appropriate time slot and fill out the necessary information. Note where your coach will be that day.
4) Book it! A confirmation will be sent to your email. Now, put that check in on your calendar and set your reminder.
"The weirdest or most unique thing I did this summer"
"(At the time of submission) It hasn't happened yet, but my husband and I will go skydiving next week. I imagine it to be the single most terrifying thing I've ever done in my life."
"My mom got married in Vegas and I was her maid of honor. We also went to go see the Motown show (which might have been better than the wedding!)."
"I spent 3 nights on a renovated school bus with my husband and two of our children. The bathroom was outside. No raccoons, though!"
"I attended a professional conference in Las Vegas and had a fabulous time without gambling!"
"I came to work on one of my vacation days because I had completely forgotten I had taken it off. Everyone was very nice to me that day."
"I went to Texas on a solo road trip. I drove from San Antonio to Austin to Houston to Fort Worth, and then to Dallas. I later found out that this was the same exact route John F. Kennedy took on his reelection campaign before being assassinated in Dallas. Crazy."
"I got married. Which isn't weird, really, but it's certainly unique to me. Hopefully it will continue to be unique and I won't have five more of them."
Jenni would like to shout out
Rajesh (Raj) Cecchini, (John Cabot University) who has been working incredibly hard and has raised his GPA every semester that he's been at John Cabot University. Go Raj!
Coach Courtney would like to
Shout out two second-year students
Meliane Nomel (Goucher College) and
Oswaldo Baires Mendez (University of Rochester), who volunteered to help prepare the first-year students for college at CSI this summer! Also, kudos to
Oswaldo for successfully completing a summer course on campus and then securing a job in his field once he returned to MD! Thank you
Giselle Gonzalez who has volunteered consecutively for the past several summers!
Shout out to both Ian Scearce (UMD) and Giselle Gonzalez (McDaniel) - two students who are graduating this fall, a semester earlier than anticipated!
Coach Fenise would like to Shout Out
Rodrigo Sandon (UMD) for securing a job shadowing opportunity in chiropractic medicine and
Nidia Blanco (UMD) for successfully completing her second internship with Deloitte. I am proud of you both for making strides towards advancing your careers!
Coach Peter would like to send a shout out to
Douglas Flores(Frostburg). As an incoming 1st-year student, Douglas spent the summer working not one, but two different jobs while staying on top of all his college requirements as well as meeting with his coach three times. He is ready to hit the ground running as classes start up this week.
Coach Rachel would like to shout out
Mariam Melkumyan(MC) and Fasika Minasea (MC) for giving great advice to our rising College Freshmen at CSI this summer.
Congrats to all of our scholars. We are so proud of you and all of your accomplishments!
Welcome back to school and welcome to new entering students! We are excited to see you continuing on your educational journey. We know that you are revived and ready to tackle the year ahead. Here are 12 tips and tricks to help you.
12 Study Tips for Back to School
Now is the time to break out of your same-old homework habits. Try these study tips and get the brain boost you need for back to school.
1. You don't need ONE study space.
A well-stocked desk in your dorm is key, but sometimes you need variety. Coffee shops, libraries, parks, or the common lounge will give you a change of scenery which can prompt your brain to retain information better.
2. Track more than Homework in your school planner.
Keeping a calendar helps you plan ahead-but you've got more going on than just homework assignments! Make sure you're marking your extracurricular, work, and social commitments, too. If you've got a big assignment looming, like a research paper, stay motivated by completing a piece of the project every few days. Write one paragraph each night. Or, do 5 chemistry problems from your problem set at a time, and then take a break.
4. School supplies (alone) don't make you organized.
Come up with a system and keep to it. Do you keep one big binder for all your classes with color-coded tabs? Or do you prefer to keep separate notebooks and a folder for handouts? Keep the system simple-if it's too fancy or complicated, you are less likely to keep it up everyday.
6. Get into a routine.
When will you make the time to do your homework every day? Find the time of day that works best for you (this can change day-to-day, depending on your schedule!), and make a plan to hit the books.
6. Learn how to create a distraction-free zone.
Try turning off your phone notifications or blocking Twitter (temporarily) on your computer so you can concentrate on the homework tasks at hand.
7. Get real.
When you're looking at the homework you have to get done tonight, be realistic about how long things
actually take. Gauging that reading a history chapter will take an hour and writing a response will take another 30 minutes will help you plan how you spend your time.
8. Use class time wisely.
Is your teacher finished lecturing, but you still have 10 minutes of class left? Get a jump on your Chemistry homework while it's still fresh in your mind. Or use the time to ask your Professor about concepts that were fuzzy the first time.
9. Look over your notes each night to make sure you've got it.
Fill in details, edit the parts that don't make sense, and star or highlight the bits of information that you know are most important. Interacting with your notes will help you remember them.
10. Study a little every day.
Cramming Spanish vocabulary for a quiz might work in the short-term, but when it comes time to study for midterms, you'll be back at square 1. You might remember the vocab list long enough to ace the quiz, but reviewing the terms later will help you store them for the long haul.
11. Don't let a bad grade keep you down.
A rough start to the semester doesn't have to sink your GPA. Take proactive steps by checking your grades regularly online and getting a tutor if you need one.
12. Make a friend in every class.
Find a few people you can contact from each of your classes if you have a homework question or had to miss class (and do the same for them!). Then when it comes time to study you'll already have a study group.
goals! They are the reasons why you are in college, use them to stay motivated.
2. Pay attention to your eating and sleeping habits. Listen to your body, when you need to eat,
take a nap or run, please do so.
3. Visit the wellness center-if you are feeling sick or just want help with managing your health.
You pay for this service, use it!
Your success coach is curr
ently scheduling fall campus check-in's.
Make sure yours is scheduled today!
This month's Talent Corner submission comes from
Kim Higuit, is graduating from Montgomery Community College this month and plans to continue her studies towards a BA in Animation.
When did you first begin to draw?
I started to draw when I was in elementary school, I was very into anime at the time, and tried to mimic the style - and afterwards I developed my own style!
What inspires you to draw?
Everything! Music, emotions, other artists,
movies, people, nature! I find that the more you are exposed to and experience different things fills your head
with ideas and more material to draw from (pun intended)
and create art with.
What is your favorite medium (pastels, oils, etc)?
Recently, I draw a lot with charcoal and paint with acrylics for class. But I love digital art and 3D modeling.
Do you do any other types of writing or art?
Yes, I want to try everything! I have been trying to write scripts for anima
ted shorts that I can create on my own. I also play music.
Do you plan to continue to draw in the future? If so in what medium?
Of course, I hope to do it for a living. Probably in digital 2D animation and 3D animation. I also love figure drawing with charcoal, paint, pens, pencils, basically anything I can get my hands on.
Do you have a talent or skill that you would like featured in our Talent Showcase Corner? We would love to showcase your talent in music, poetry, visual arts and more! Please share your information with your Success Coach!
Don't miss out! Scholarships are a great way to help pay for your school, books, transportation, etc.
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*MONTGOMERY COLLEGE-SPECIFIC INFORMATION*
We are so excited for the beginning of this school year and look forward to having check ins with each and every one of you. If you have not scheduled a check in with your Success Coach, be sure to do so. Success Coaches will be meeting with students on the MC Rockville, Takoma and Germantown campuses this semester.
Here are some important dates and events taking place at MC:
Last day to enroll in an MC payment plan for Fall 2018
September 14 Dream Act applications due for Fall 2018
Last day to use financial aid book credit at MC Campus bookstores for Fall 2018
Winter 2019 class schedule available for viewing only
If you are interested in joining a student organization, stop by Club Rush on the MC Rockville and Germantown campuses:
Club Rush at MC ROCKVILLE
When? Wednesday, September 12, 2018
Where? MC Rockville - Outside, in front of the Theatre Arts Building
Time? From 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Club Rush at MC Germantown:
Already occurred - to join a club please visit the MC Germantown Website
Check out the Fall 2018 Transfer Fairs at MC this fall:
Takoma Park/Silver Spring Transfer Fair
Tuesday, September 25, 10 am - 1 pm
Student Center (ST) Atrium
Germantown Transfer Fair
Wednesday, September 26, 10 am - 1 pm
High Tech (HT) Bldg
Rockville Transfer Fair
Thursday, September 27, 10 am - 1 pm
Physical Education (PE) Bldg, Large Gym
THANK YOU FOR READING THE SUCCESS PROGRAM'S E-NEWSLETTER!
CollegeTracks College Success Program Team:
MS. JENNI ADAMS
MS. NNEKA ONYILOFOR
MS. RACHEL LOSTUMBO
MS. FENISE DUNSON
MR. DENNIS TURNER
MS. COURTNEY RILEY
MR. PETER MARSDEN