Former students are glad they did . . .
University Experience was
very informative, not only The best class I’ve ever
about class-related taken to make new
friends and learn
subjects, but with everyday
about college life.
problems that people face.
Rob Heil Evan Jones
Without this class I might
This class is extremely have been stuck in my
helpful in introducing new dorm room, not knowing
students to the campus and where to go for help.
making them feel at home.
Stephanie Lewis Carrie Patnode
Mass Communications Psychology
I recommend this course I think that
because it presents questions University Experience
right away that I never would is the reason for my
have thought about asking. good grades.
Jessica Faris Open Options
Family Studies & Human Services
No matter how well you performed in high school, college will How does it work?
be an entry into an exciting new world. You’ll be living and
working in a brand new environment and will be on your own
for the first time. You’ll also be making more decisions during University Experience is a graded, elective course that fulfills one of the
these few years than ever before, such as: K-State 8 requirements. It combines an orientation to the university
with academic skills instruction and direct application of study
techniques to targeted subjects. The course is divided into 3 parts:
What should I major in?
What courses should I take? Lectures are large groups that meet once each week with informative
What organization should I join? speakers and videos on topics of concern to new students.
How can I study most effectively?
How can I prioritize my time? Recitations meet once each week and involve small groups of 30
Where can I go for help? or fewer students. They focus on general academic skills such as
managing time, reading textbooks, taking notes and preparing for tests.
University Experience will give you the information and
resources you need to make these important decisions and
Labs are an option for students who want to practice specific strategies
make the most of your first year at K-State. It will help you . . .
to use in other courses they will take. University Experience with the lab
Read more efficiently option is referred to as Enhanced University Experience. Students may
Take better notes choose 1-2 labs in conjunction with the following courses:
Remember more from lectures
ANTH 204 GEOL 125 MATH 100
Increase your memory powers
BIOL 198 HIST 251 PSYCH 110
Be better prepared for tests
Improve your test-taking skills GEOG 100 MATH 010 SOCIO 211
Earn higher grades Students who enroll in two labs will earn 3 hours of credit in University
Be aware of available resources Experience while getting valuable help in their other courses. Students
Communicate better who choose one or fewer labs will earn 2 hours of credit.
Be more creative
Think more critically The choice is yours. Now that you know about University Experience,
you’re the one who must decide to take advantage of this opportunity.
Make better decisions
Ask your advisor to sign you up or contact the Academic Assistance
Set personal goals
Center for more information.
Take responsibility for learning
University Experience could be one of the most important Academic Assistance Center
courses you take your first semester. Not only can you earn 2-3 101 Holton Hall
academic credits, but you’ll also learn things that will help you
join the thousands of former freshmen who have moved on to
become successful sophomores. http://www.ksu.edu/aac