Course Description Summer 2008
This course will focus on critical thinking, college-level reading and learning in higher education, and will research affective behavior, learning styles, leadership, and self-directed/disciplined/monitored/corrective learning.
Your credit and grade will be based upon various assignments such as essays, research, response write-ups, reflective and analytical work. You will also be required to participate during class time discussions and online activities during the quarter.
This course and your final Project are designed to:
Improve the understanding of the college student's responsibility in the teaching/ learning process and support skills needed for college level course work.
Increase student's college-level critical thinking, reading, and writing skills.
Promote a positive adjustment into the university environment.
Help students develop a set of adaptive study, coping, and survival skills while attending the university.
Increase awareness of personal learning styles and how to work with other types of learning styles.
Develop student leaders in academics, as well as on campus and within the community.
To receive CR for this course you must maintain an 80% avg. on all assignments and
NOTE: You must not drop below 472 points in order to receive CR.
TOTAL = 590 points @ 80% = 472
Required Readings- As assigned
Summary of Main Assignments
Class Schedules/Time Management Sheets 30 points
Reflection Response Write ups 1,2,3 25 points each (3)
Book Mind Maps & Summaries (Battle field plan) 1 50 points
Research Summaries 1,2,3 15 points each (3)
Assessments 1, 2, 3 25 points each (3)
IC Check in Points 1, 2 25 points each (2)
Photo Essay: First Generation Essay 75 points
Career Exploration Essay 75 points
Final Reflection Comments 15 points
Read photo essay last day 20 points extra
In-Class Participation 100 points
*IMPORTANT: Digital Drop Box to turn in assignments (requires log-in -click on next first):
Drop Box under Revisions --should be up soon...