General Studies 101
Summer Quarter 2009

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Weekly Schedule

Unless otherwise indicated, class will meet every: Tuesday/Thursday 1:10 - 2:10, ARC 160 1:10 - 2:10 -Bring Lunch if needed

***NOTICE: Weekly Topics Below Subject to Change & Expect Weekly Reading and/or Writing Assignments

Week 1 The Combat Zone

Tuesday: Introduction to Course, Lecture: First Generation, Assignment: Time Management, Write-up #1
Suggested viewing: YouTube

Thursday: Learning to Listen, Assignment: Take Notes using cornell PDF, Discovery Wheel, Write-up #1 ( Reflection Journal #1) and Time Management Due to digital drop box

Week 2 In the Trenches! Research Strategies

Tuesday: What is good research? Lecture: Invention/Intention & Research Basics, Personality Shapes Exercise Assignment: Begin researching a topic related to your current class topic in reading.

Thursday: Lecture: EQ and Multiple intelligences Database overview by OUGL Rep, Tips on research, Assignment: 1 page research paper — Research Summary #1 on issues related to Asian American Studies or a topic of your choice, Due to digital drop box

Week 3 Strategic Mind Maps –Knowing Your Reading Territory

Tuesday: Assignment:
After taking the Learning Assessment, research learning strategies related to your learning preference. Write-up one paragraph on what you found, as well as obstacles so far, and possible solutions-deposit to digital drop box, IC Tour Assignment: Make an appointment to stop by the IC to get feedback on a paper from one of your classes—use your research paper from this class if you have none. You may use Thursday this class period for an appointment time.

Thursday:
ePortfolio work individually —will not MEET in Class —use to make IC appointment, Assignment: Mind Map #1 of Week 3 Readings in your classes due to digital drop box, Brief write-up on IC visit due, along with revised paper from visit( Check Pt #1 )

Week 4 Capturing the Bunker/Test taking

Tuesday:
Mind Maps & Outlines of Chicano Studies Books by group, turn in summary in class—write up brief critique on group collusion experience. Suggested Video: YouTube

Thursday: Group work preparation in class for exams, Assignment:
Effective Exam Writing and Test taking. Lecture: Test Taking & Group collusion, Assignment: Reflection Journal #2 Due ) —where are you now in the college experience process. deposit to digital drop box.

Week 5 Effective Listening & Note Taking Review 17th/19th

Tuesday: Assignment: Reflection Journal #3 is your 1st paragraph of your 1st Gen Essay with pictures, Note Taking Assign


Thursday:
Guest Speaker —Sharon Primm-Dayot on Chicano Studies/Photo Essay and Rules Assignment: Begin writing First Gen Essay which is the Photo Essay


Week 6 Moving up the Ranks-Career & Academics 24th/26th


Tuesday:
Career, Assignment: Turn in one page Research Summary #2 based on Chicano Studies Weekly Reading

Thursday:
Guest Speaker–Candace & June Assignment: One Page Research on Career/Academic Options (can use some of interview with Counselors) Career Essay Due to digital drop box


Week 7 Reflection and Expression 31st/Aug 2nd


Tuesday:
Student Ambassadors Panel, Nicole Kim guest speaker Assignment : Prepare notes from guest speakers, Research Summary #3 two page summary of research on topics related to Chicano Studies due to digital drop box

Thursday:
Work on Photo Essay in lab, Assignment: Photo Essay full Drafts Due to digital drop box


Week 8 It Takes Money…. 7th/9th


Tuesday:
Financial Planning Seminar
Assignment: Check Point #2, Make appointment IC to ck Final Paper Drafts —can use Thursday class time

Thursday:
no class —Check papers, revise and prepare final Presentations!
Assignment: Report on Check Point #2, one page write-up on how IC visit went, revised papers.


Week 9 V is for Victory! 14th/16th


Tuesday:
Presentations
Thursday: Presentations, Assignments: Final Reflection Essay due to digital drop box