Willingness to ask pertinent questions and assess statements and arguments
Ability to be open minded and seek opposing views
Ability to suspend judgment and tolerate ambiguity
Ability to admit a lack of information or understanding
Curiosity and interest in seeking new solutions
Ability to clearly define a set of criteria for analyzing ideas
Willingness to examine beliefs, assumptions, and opinions against facts
specific to general
Inductive reasoning- generalizing from specific concepts to broad principles
ex: "might have had a bad experience with a math class in high school, and based on that experience, might reason inductively that all math classes are hard and boring"
general to specific
"since all mathematics classes at this college must be taken for credit and this is a math class, I must take it for credit"
Know test taking strategies for Math
1. Make a model or diagram
2. Draw, illustrate, and make tables, charts, or lists
3. Look for patterns and connections
4. Act out the problem
6. Translate words into equation
7. Estimate, make a reasonable guess, check the guess, and revise.
8. Work backwards and eliminate
9. Summarize in a group
10. Take a quiet break
First step in problem-solving
1. Define the problem
Math & Science Strategies
What is the first rule of time management?
make a commitment to what you want to accomplish (set goals)
Why is it important to develop short and long term goals?
(Ch.4) Academic Advisor v. Transcript Evaluator
Academic Advisor- help you navigate academic life, requirements for your major and the substitutions available, best sequence of lasses and when certain courses are offered, whether certain instructors are better suited to your learning style, general education and other requirements
Transcript Evaluator- does a degree check to make cetain you have met not only your major's requirements but also all university requirements
Networking why is it good?
enriching yourself and your opportunities by building relationships with others.
When do you know when you are in financial trouble?
What is the writing pyramid used for?
logical, comfortable with facts, makes lists and notes
What is the purpose of a resume?
is show your strengths, accomplishments, and skills and their connections to an employer's needs