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Hi,

My name is Lindsay Bacala and I'm now a university student. Three years ago, I was a first year student at Douglas. Since you'll be a new student at Douglas, I want to tell you about a course I took in my first semester at Douglas that has made a big difference for me. 

It's called Student Success 1100 and it was one the best classes I could have chosen for my first semester at college.  Before I started at Douglas, I was really nervous because I had been out of school for a couple years and I wasn't confident in my skills. I was worried I wouldn't do well. 

I learned better ways to study -- which were so important because I was taking full-time classes and working full-time. The time management skills taught in the course helped me study more efficiently, the various note-taking methods I learned were also easy to apply to the different types of classes I was taking. 

I also learned really effective test-taking strategies for all of the different types of tests and exams that I had to take throughout my two years at Douglas.

The biggest worry I had before starting my education after high school was about how to write a college paper. I had never written any kind of research paper before, so I really had no idea what to do. Student Success 1100 gave me step-by-step instructions in how to research and write a college-level paper.

I learned all of the main skills to succeed at Douglas College but I also got some really valuable information on how to maintain a good GPA and transfer my classes to university. Now as I make friends and work alongside other students, I notice how they struggle with some of the basics I learned in Student Success 1100.

If you would like more information on Student Success 1100, you should email the department coordinator (who was also my instructor), Jillian Hull, at hullj@douglascollege.ca. Her office phone number is (604) 527 5407. 

Best wishes,
Lindsay Bacala 

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