The following list contains ideas and suggestions which should help you to get a good start in this course. They are taken from Study and Thinking Skills in College by Kathleen T. McWhorter, Student Success by Tim Walter and Al Siebert, and How to Study Math by Helen Burrier. I also recommend that you read the book Getting Straight A's which I included in the course materials section as a recommended text. In addition, there is a series of audio and video tapes you can use in the Tutoring Center, entitled Where There's a Will There's an "A."
   College is very different from any other place you have worked or studied.
   The first step to success is deciding what you want out of college, how badly you want it, and how hard you are willing to work to achieve it.
   Being a college student is strenuous and demanding ... there is a great deal expected of you.
   You can learn to cope with college if you develop two essential skills: organization and management.
   In college, learning is completely up to you. Take responsibility for your own learning. When, where, and how you learn are your decisions. How well you learn is up to you.
   The course textbook is your main source for learning the subject.
   Teachers function only as guides. They define what is to be learned, but you do the learning.
   Class time in college is far shorter than in high school; there is not sufficient time to provide numerous drill and practice sessions.
   College class time is used primarily to introduce what is to be learned, to provoke thought, and to discuss ideas. Instructors expect you to learn the material and to be prepared to discuss it in class.
   Make it a rule to attend all classes, and expect every class to count. Do not hesitate to ask a question.
   Complete all assignments.
   Buy any additional material your teacher recommends.