This is the content page for the audio mini-course College Problems: Taking The First Steps Toward Change. It is designed to help students and parents understand the factors that can play a role in poor college performance, as well as to help them develop an initial plan to address the student’s poor academic performance. Below is the full audio file, a listing of sections, as well as a PDF example of the exercise that both students and parents are asked to do. It is a total of 55 minutes and the sections are listed below. I hope you enjoy the mini-course.
Please click the title below to begin the mini-course. It will open in an audio player at the website or automatically in your quicktime player/windows media player. If not, right click on the highlighted link and choose the player your system offers you. At the website it will open in a new tab so you can refer back to the index.
Listen here: College Problems: Taking The First Steps Toward Change (audio lecture format)
0:00- 2.03 Preface/Introduction
2:04- 5:51 Overview Of College Problems
5:15-13:12 Parent Experiences And College Problems
13:13-24:36 Parent Exercise To Identify College Problems
24:37-31:54 Message For Students Having Problems In College
31:55-41:24 Student Exercise To Identify College Problems
41:25- 55:00 Next Steps For Exercises/Lessons Learned About College Problems
Click here for: Completed PDF Exercise Example, College Problems Mini-Course
If the PDF opens with a portrait view, in Adobe Reader simply choose from the menu View>Rotate View> Rotate Counterclockwise to put it in the correct horizontal position. Or, if you are in a web browser, the arrows on the top right in the Adobe Viewer will have rotate settings.
Technical note: If you have audio enhancing software you may need to adjust the treble downward to accommodate for vocal recording if you are experiencing slight distortion.
Jeffrey Ludovici, M.A. is an Educational Consultant based in Pittsburgh, Pa. He holds a B.S. in Psychology and an M.A. in Clinical Psychology, and has been helping students to reach graduation since 2001. Jeff specializes in helping to uncover and address the reasons why students do poorly in college, and has helped many students to achieve their higher education goals. He is also credentialed as a college Advisor, and works at the national level to help students across the U.S.