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  1. Sep 2019
    1. how they should interact with peers, teachers, and other adults; how they should perceive different races, groups, or classes of people; or what ideas and behaviors are considered acceptable or unacceptable.

      It is mostly common sense that takes place of this. How to perceive people and what is right and wrong, but I also feel that what should be taught is common courtesy. If someone was not taught it properly, they wouldn't know how to act like common folks. Branching out to explore your own perceptions and biases is fine, but you can't do that without knowing the basics. Back at home, I did not know some basic common courtesies because of being raised by Asian parents and it would come off as being rude. I had to figure it out by myself but it wasn't easy. It would have been better if I was taught it.

    1. You must capture, organize, and regularly review all of your obligations as a student. This includes both the academic (e.g., test dates and assignment schedules) and the administrative (e.g., application deadlines and demands from extracurricular involvements).

      This is very important to understand as a student. You need to understand your responsibilities and follow them. Being messy and procrastinating a lot can result in poor performance in school. It is highly advised you be organized and finish work on time. My last years of high school were a mess because I was lazy and disorganized and didn't really think of the consequences of not doing any work. I was able to get out of it, but it wasn't not worth getting 2 F's.

    2. No more late nights reading and re-reading your notes until you feel like you’ve paid your academic dues

      I agree with this. Late night reading doesn't really do much good. It's LATE at night. You are sleepy by then and you will mostly think about going to sleep and if you are sleepy, you won't be able to focus. It's the worst if you have a test next day and you try to cram everything the night before. It doesn't do you any good. I did that my junior year of high school in Algebra 2 and I got an F.

    1. “I don’t know what you’re gonna do,” my mom almost laughed. “Maybe — have you looked in the dictionary?”

      It must have been really hard for her going through college without any help. She called her mom for help, but she couldn't really do anything. First generation college students have it hard because they cannot rely on their parents to help. They also don't know the proper resources for help and support, which would cause them to be really stressed. My friend, who is a first gen college student, said that she made it through the first semester with B's but said it was very stressful because she was worried about financial aid and proper support from her parents because her parents do not know anything about college.

    2. While my college had done an excellent job recruiting me, I had no road map for what I was supposed to do once I made it to campus.

      I agree with this so much. College just wants you to get in, but once you are in it, you are on your own and it's up to you on how your college experience turns out. When I first arrived at SF State for orientation, I didn't know what classes to take. Some of the classes I wanted to take, I couldn't because I didn't have the prerequisite. So now I am really off course of my major and had to switch majors. Colleges really should show some guidance to students to put them on track.

    1. Nearly 60 percent of admissions directors said they were likely to increase their recruiting of first-generation students this year

      I like that they are looking forward to first generation college students. That is a lot of student who are the first to go to college in their families. This will be their first step to success. I remember my first semester at SF State, there were 90% of student that were first generation college student in my math class.

    1. City University of New York system propelled almost six times as many low-income students into the middle class and beyond as all eight Ivy League campuses, plus Duke, M.I.T., Stanford and Chicago, combined.

      This is interesting to me. I have grown up being told by teachers, parents, and students going to an Ivy League school will help you improve your class standing because they are prestigious schools, but when looking at the data, the City University of New York System propelled many many lower-income students into the middle-class six times more than Ivy League schools, and that is an eye opener. This just shows that going to an Ivy League school doesn't always guarantee you the upper hand.

    2. many colleges indeed fail to serve their students well. Dropout rates are high, saddling students with debt but no degree.

      This sentence is really interesting to me. Colleges exist to give you a higher education help give you a degree, when in reality, the tuition rate is getting high and people in lower income families can't keep up with paying so students drop out with debt. All you do is pay the tuition, do all work and pass your classes and then you earn you degree. You don't really learn anything. I remember talking with a friend and he said that he has spent 3 years in college not really learning anything and considered dropping out, but he can't because he is already deep in debt and leaving would just make it worse because he can't pay it off.

    1. Revise the University mission statement to reflect this value and the other values in this document.

      I am for this initiative. The current mission statement needs to focus more on providing their students and leading them to be successful, rather than to talk about how unique the school are and how they are very diverse. In high school, at the start of every school year, teachers would cite the mission statement and they had a reasonable and clear statement to prepare us for the future. I would very much like to see SF State do that too.

    1. SF State equips its students to meet the challenges of the 21st century.  With the unwavering commitment to social justice that is central to the work of the university, SF State prepares its students to become productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective.

      This statement is intriguing. Most of us come to college for a better education to get a degree and get good jobs for a good substantial income. Yet, the mission of San Francisco State University is to be "productive, ethical, active citizens with a global perspective." I'm positive that almost the entire school does not know about this mission nor do they come here for those reasons. While my high school did promote students to go to college, their mission was both prepare students for college, and for the others, prepare them for the outside world and I felt they have achieved that.

    1. Corporate Finance has around a 50% failure rate at my university, and I’ve known people who have taken it over 4 times before passing. Despite this, I was able to score an A+ with a total of 3.5 hours of studying total for the final exam.

      This is interesting to me because of the hours he put into studying. He put 3.5 hours of studying and got an A+. What we are told is the more you study, the higher the grade, but that's not always the case. You could spend 10 hours studying, but not really putting information in your head. I remember in high school, for my math final, it took me only 2 hours to study for it and I got an A- and most people didn't get a high grade and said they studied everyday for a week. It's not so much about the time yous spend studying, but more of what do you do with it and how.