If You Are Enrolled In College, You've Already Changed Your Life!




To continue your success, always pay attention to these three areas:

X   Positive Attitude

X   Time Management

X   Study Skills

What Your Education Will Bring You Financially:
(U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, Dec. 2013)
No High School Diploma:$8.50 per hour High School Diploma Only:$10.21 per hour

2-Year College Degree:$19.00 per hour
Bachelor's Degree:$38.66  per hour

Master's Degree:$44.00  per hour

Doctorate (Ph.D.):$69.00 per hour

Never Let Money Alone Determine Your Destiny. Examine Your Ability, Compassion,

 and How You Can Best Contribute To Make A Better World.

What Your Education Will Cost You Financially:

Community College: $46 per unit + Flat Health Fee per Semester
CA State University (CSU) System: $372 per unit, includes some Student Fees
University of CA (UC) System: about $6975 per quarter (misc. fees make total average fees higher)

There are application deadlines, but

 if you don't get in now, you can next semester.

    There are more than 2.4 million students enrolled in California's Community Colleges; 

      436,560 students enrolled in CSU schools, and 234,469 enrolled on UC campuses. 

      The cost of taking 12 units in a CA Community College is $552. The same 12 units 

      taken in a Community College in any other state would cost an average of $1495+.

While you are in college and struggling with finances, remember; 

There Is A Huge Difference Between Not Having Any Money, 

And Having An Impoverished Mind Or Heart.


Add up the hours you spend per week on classes+study+work: you must include a minimum of six hours of study per week for every three hours spent in lecture classes. Then read the comments that go with the number of hours YOU spend on all three, per week. Follow suggestions in the comments section immediately!

30-40 hours/week: Comments; Good for study, yourself, and your GPA!
41-50 hours/week: Good schedule, challenging so manage your time. Minimum stress.
51-55 hours/week: Tolerable, but fun is gone. Decrease work hours or classes.
56-60 hours/week: Grim. Make adjustments; student cannot function or learn well.
61 or above hours/week: Heading for academic probation or dropout status. Insufficient time to study, plan, sleep, work. Little sense of accomplishment + high anxiety. You will learn very little in your classes. Get Help!

"Time is an illusion. This is doubly so during semester break."


Take the following self-test. Pay attention to what the Scoring Scale at the end of the test tells you about yourself, if you've answered each question truthfully and accurately. Remember never to kid yourself!

[Nearly Always=4; Often=3; Sometimes=2; Seldom=1]

1. Organized study environment; well lighted and ventilated, all support materials at hand, has desk or table and firm chair.

2. Eliminate study distractions such as noise, food, radio, TV, interruptions.

3. Make a list of class assignments and deadlines; establish daily and weekly priorities; revise if needed.

4. Decide what you expect to complete each time you study, and don't stop till you are through.

5. Start assignments early; don't procrastinate.

6. Study intensely, then take short, regular breaks.

7. Reward yourself after genuine study achievements. Do something nice for yourself.

8. Develop a weekly schedule for class, study, work, friends, etc.

9. Be strict with yourself; stick to your weekly schedule.

10. Determine which are your most successful study hours, and use them.

11. Skim a chapter before reading it, to get an overview. Read to answer questions.

12. Underline and highlight to review the main points of a chapter.

13. Relate new information to previously learned info and your personal/life knowledge.

14. Actively process info that you hear. Participate in class discussions. Ask questions.

15. Read the lecture topics before they are presented in class by your instructor.

16.Notes written in class should be on key ideas only; don't try to write everything!

17. Economize on thoughts; look for the instructor's main points.

18. Record lectures and then review by playing the recordings.

19. Review reading, class notes, and lab assignments after completing them, and before studying for exams.

20. Anticipate what will be covered on a test, and learn it as you go through it.

21. Know exactly the assignments to be covered by an exam.

22. Distribute studying for an exam over several sessions.

23. Organize main thoughts and supporting concepts in preparation for essay tests.

24. Participate in discussions and study groups whenever possible.

25. Recognize, learn, and use the new vocabulary and concepts for your exam.

26. Review your study strategy; celebrate your successes and eliminate study weaknesses.

Now add your scores for all 26 questions. See below to find out how your Study Skills measure up.

0-50:Change needed; don't take more than 6 units/semester. College could challenge.
51-60: Consider study support services.
61-70: Marginal student. Help yourself every way you can with Study Skills.
71-80: You'll do okay. Keep your eyes on your goals.
81-90: Start your transfer planning!
91-100: Excellent!: You'll be able to transfer wherever you want to go!



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Current semester Star Party (ask your Astronomy Instructor for a map to location).

Mallory-students are eligible for a special JPL Tour, AND special Griffith Planetarium show,and trips to Mt. Wilson.

Mallory-students are eligible for Fellowships to a Nationally acclaimed Astronomy Conference.
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