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“College Success”

Instructions: Watch this video and answer the questions. Then, read the script at the bottom of the page.

Online Investigations and Discussion Questions

What do think are the keys to succeeding at a university in terms of academic, social, and emotional success? Research online the educational and recreational benefits of two colleges or universities that interest you and discuss your ideas with a partner.

Video Script

Hi, I’m Randall. You know there are several things you can do to make your life more enjoyable at a university or college.

First of all, don’t panic if you haven’t decided on a college major day one. Sometimes by taking a couple of classes, it will help you focus and know what you want to do in the future.

The other thing is balance your social life and your educational experience, too. In other words, yes, making friends is fun, but don’t let it overshadow your school work either.

And the other thing is get involved in your local community through part-time work or volunteer activities. Not only will this help you on your resume, but it will also help you know of the concerns and needs of other beyond yourself.

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