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Student Success Tips
In this section, you will find information about the different Counseling classes offered, differences between high school and college, and study tips.

College Readiness: Understanding the Differences Between High School and College
One of the biggest mistakes that students make is treating college as if they were high school.  Part of student success includes understanding some of the differences between high school and college.  Differences include the following:

High School College

-180 hours of instruction
-Little or no time studying outside of class
-Constant homework
-Teacher Directed

-48 hours of instruction
-Study 10-24 hours outside of class
-Little or no homework
-Student Directed

Take a look at our brochure on the Differences Between High School and College.


Student Learning Outcomes (SLOs):
Have questions about student learning outcomes (SLOs)?   Click on the link below for some common questions (with answers) about learning outcomes.

A Student Guide to Learning Outcomes:  The Basic Idea


Student Success
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StudentLingo - Student Success Workshops on Demand
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Below are some handouts on various study tips and guides.
   -12 Tips on Time Management
   -Study Tips for Maximum Efficiency
   -What is Plagiarism?


Counseling Classes 
The Counseling Department offers 9 different coursed in counseling from College Success Skills to Basic Counseling skills.  Read more about the classes Counseling has to offer.

Palomar Community College District 1140 West Mission Road, San Marcos, CA 92069-1487 Telephone:  (760) 744-1150