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2015 Freshmen Summer Reading Assignment and September Event

Celebrating 150 Years
Kutztown University 

College of Business

  Freshmen Summer Reading Assignment and Fall Connections Event

September 22, 2015 - South Dining Hall, 6:00 p.m.

Welcome to Kutztown University's College of Business Freshmen Connections! College of Business freshmen must complete this summer reading assignment and then attend a special connections event, hosted by the College's Advisory Board and faculty members on September 22, 2015 during which this assignment will be discussed.
You are about to begin your University career and like all careers, habits are powerful behaviors that will assist in making you successful. Using the links provided below, complete the assignments listed in the table below titled "assignment". Make notes as you view the videos and, when you are finished watching, answer the questions listed in the "student requirements" section. Be prepared to discuss your answers and the Power of Habit at the Freshmen Connections Event in September.


Links to Assignment Materials

Student Requirements

Watch the video: "How to Break Habits"

Why are habits so hard to change? Think about a time when you have tried to change one of your habits. Was it hard? Were you successful? If so, how did you do it? If not, what should you have done differently?

Read "A Guide to Changing Habits"

Think of a common pattern of behavior such as checking your email or studying for an exam. Describe the cue, routine, reward, and craving for that habit.

Review the flowchart "How to Change a Habit"

Make a plan for a habit that you would like to change now that you are a freshman. What do you think some of the challenges will be?

Review the flowchart "How to Make a Habit"

Make a plan for a new habit you would like to develop as you begin your career as a university student. Identify what you can use as a cue, the steps involved in creating the routine, and the reward this new habit will provide to you.

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