Keys to Student

Success: A Handbook
Classes: Reading 1 & Speaking and Listening 1
Instructor: Joy Iris-Wilbanks
School: Cascadia College

Keys to success:
1.

Class Rules

2.

Be Prepared

3.

Attendance & Lateness

4.

Participation

5.

Homework

What do you want from your
classes?

6.

Grades (quizzes)

I want ___________________.

7.

Try your best!

Success [suh k-ses]: noun,
when you get what you
want

What is success?
To get what you want?

I want ___________________.

Use this handbook to help you SUCCEED (pass the class) at Cascadia College.

Key 1
Class Rules
NO: cell phones, tablets or other devices
WHY? You are not listening 100% to the teacher.
BUT: You can use your phone only when the teacher lets you.
**This will make you loose points.
NO: Eating in Class
WHY? Smelly. Makes others hungry. You are not listening
completely to the teacher.
BUT: During break time you can eat your food. When the teacher
says it is okay.
YES: Speak English! NO: Speaking your first language
WHY? You need to practice, practice, practice!
I’m confused?! What do I do:
1. Ask the teacher first
2. Ask your classmate (IN ENGLISH)
3. Still a problem: ask your friends in first language (QUIETLY)
BUT: Translation, help with directions, confusion
**This will make you loose points.

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Key 2
Be Prepared
Every time you come to class bring:

NOTEBOOK!
• You need to buy 1
notebook.
• They are called “3Ring Binders”
• You can buy this at
the Student Store or
at the grocery store
(Walgreens,
Bartells… QFC)
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Key 3
Attendance & Lateness
Excused Absences:

Not Excused Absences:
• You DID NOT email
the teacher

• EMAIL the
TEACHER (on
CANVAS) before
you are absent

LATENESS:

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DO NOT BE LATE TO CLASS
• Not 10 minutes late
• Not 9 minutes late
• Not 8 minutes late
• Not 7 minutes late
• Not 6 minutes late
• Not 5 minutes late
• Not 4 minutes late
• Not 3 minutes late
• Not 2 minutes late
• OKAY 1 minute late

Key 4
Participation
Do:

Don’t:

Arrive on time
Have everything ready
Ask questions
Ask for help
Answer questions
Be active (not sleeping…)
Listen to the teacher and
your classmates
• Share your feelings and
thoughts
• Do the activities












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Not listening
Interrupting other students
Using your cell phone
Be mean
Speak your first language
Be lazy
Forget your homework

Key 5
Homework
Do:

Late homework:

• Do your homework ON TIME.
• Try first and don’t give up.
• Do not do your homework in
class.
• Having problems? Email your
teacher or classmates.

• Check: Do you have an
EXCUSED absence?
o YES: It is due the next
day you are in class.
o YES: You can give your
homework up to 1 week
later.
• Check: Do you NOT have an
excused absence?
o You will loose points
• NO LATE WORK AFTER 1
Week!

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Key 6
Grades
Quizzes  and  Exams  
 
 
60%  
Assignments/Homework
 
 
25%  
Participation/Attendance
 
 
15%  

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Key 7
Do your best!
Hi. My name is _________________.
I will succeed in this class.
I am going to __________________ be late to class.
I am going to give my homework _______________.
I am going to not speak ________________________.
I am going to ask for ___________________.
I am going to ___________ the teacher if I am absent.
I will try my best and not give up!
I WILL SUCCEED!

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