Whether your plan is to take classes and transfer to a four-year university or enter one of our career programs designed to get you into the workforce right away, Rock Valley College has what you are looking for. Select from one of our more than 60 transfer areas or more than 30 career programs.
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At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's soccer. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won 11 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
Using the Cornell System of Notetaking
|Width is 2-1/2 inches |
This is called the cue column where key words and questions are formed from the main ideas in the recording column
Write date of lecture
Width is 6 inches
Record notes from class lecture in this column.
To record information selectively
Write in a legible manner
Use abbreviations and symbols that you can remember easily
***With a plain sheet of paper, you can block out the notes in the six inch column exposed. This allows you to quiz yourself by reciting the answer(s) to the key words or questions you have formed in the cue column. To check for accuracy, slip the plain sheet of paper down to uncover the information that answers the question. If your answer was incorrect or incomplete, cover the record column and recite again. It is important to have an accurate image from the beginning. Also remember that review should be done often to keep the information in
Write one or two sentences that summarizes your page of notes. This will serve as an easy reference when studying for exams.