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Senioritis and How to Avoid the Pitfalls:

Web Quest

Those of you Seniors and possible Junior who are planning to go to a 4 year school will go
on this web quest of discovery. Take it serious and enjoy the tips and trick of the dos and
donts.
Part1: 7 Reasons to avoid Senioritis:
1. According to the officials, what are the 7 reasons to avoid Senioritis?
1 .your admission offer
may be rescinded
4. You may have to explain
why you slacked off

2 .your college is watching


you
5. You may have to start

you r college search over


again

3. If you were on honor roll


when you got in, you may
be expected to stay there
6. Senior year should help
your transition to college.

7. Admission officers would


rather not target you
2. Name 3 reasons you are needing to or willing to work to stay away from the pit falls of Senioritis
and why?
1. One reason is there is no reason to slack off, I can be lazy and it can be hard but that is no
excuse.
2. Another reason is not giving up, Im not alone and there is no reason to not try
3. Last reason is I am capable of doing what I want, but it takes effort and time to get there
Part 2: Fill in the Blank: Does the College Major Matter? Not Really: By JEFFREY J. SELINGO
3. Nearly a third of college seniors produce some sort of capstone project, and increasingly students
are producing major research projects every year.
4. Be sure to seek out learning environments where you can be creative, try things out, and, on
occasion, fail.
5. Getting to know at least one faculty member well in that year improves the chances that you will
get more from your college experience (including a degree).
6. Under what category does this quote come from? In one survey of alumni, it was the most
significant aspect of their undergraduate years, ranking higher than college friendships and
courses.
Go on a transformative global
experience
Part 3: Tip Sheet: Making the Final College Decision: By BRENNAN BARNARD
7. What was the most significant thing you learned in this Tip
EVEN IF IT WAS NOT YOUR FIRST CHOICE WHEN YOU APPLIED, INVEST YOURSELF IN YOUR
COLLEGE AS THOUGH YOU MEAN IT. TRY TO REMAIN OPEN AND TRUST THAT THE UNIVERSE
WILL TAKE CARE OF THE REST

Part 4: Advice for Smart Students on Succeeding in College by LIONEL ANDERSON


8. What are three ways you can enhance your own experience?
1. Seek mentors who will
help you achieve your
postgraduate goals.

2 Find someone who will work with you


meaningfully in your professional
development

3 Study abroad.

Senioritis and How to Avoid the Pitfalls:


Web Quest

Those of you Seniors and possible Junior who are planning to go to a 4 year school will go
on this web quest of discovery. Take it serious and enjoy the tips and trick of the dos and
donts.
3If you have a learning
9. Name three ways you can advantage of On-Campus Resources?
disability, take full and
Meeting one-on-one with or
It also behooves you, academic
consistent advantage of
serving as a peer tutor in
performance notwithstanding, to
mathematics, the natural sciences
align yourself early on with
every accommodation to
10. Natural
for Hard
Work!
advisers,
librariansintelligence
and the writingis NoorSubstitute
a foreign language
sharpens
which you are legally
center
understanding for both the
entitled.
Part 5: Choosing a Practical Major by PHILIP A. BEAN
11. How does one define choosing a practical major?
Although too many of us sell ourselves short in the pursuit of our dreams, the adage, you can do anything
to which you set your mind is much better suited to building the confidence of little children than to
college students trying to identify a suitable major.
Part 6: What (Not) to Ask on a Campus Tour By MARTHA C. MERRILL
12. What are some tips on what to ask and what not to ask on a campus tour?
Ask why your guide decided to attend the college you are visiting
Ask about a favorite class.
Ask your guide about an interesting conversation with friends
Ask about a typical weekday.
Dont ask for your guides SAT scores or high school grade-point average
Dont ask your guide to predict how much financial aid you might receive.
Part 7: Lessons From a College Student: Finding Your Fit on Campus by HANNAH STEINHARDT
13. Read the 4 reflections for high school students trying to find how they fit on campus and explain
how you feel this will help you when you venture off to college?

You have to have more options and get out of your comfort zone. Whatever
colleges you look into are going to be different and its a lot different than high
school. Some other things are never get intimidated because were all there to
learn and get something out of what we want in life. I feel like I am capable on
going to college and perusing in anything if I really set my mind to it.