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Course Content and Outcome Guide for CG 111C

Course Number:
CG 111C
Course Title:
Study Skills for College Learning
Credit Hours:
1
Lecture Hours:
10
Lecture/Lab Hours:
0
Lab Hours:
0
Special Fee:
 

Course Description

Provides information and techniques in note taking, textbook reading, taking exams, and developing a study schedule. Prerequisites: Placement into WR 115 and RD 115. Audit available.

Intended Outcomes for the course

Students who successfully complete this course will be able to:

  1. Apply a note taking method.
  2. Employ a textbook reading strategy for college learning.
  3. Implement test taking strategies.
  4. Utilize time management techniques to create a study schedule.

Course Activities and Design

Teaching modalities may include: lectures; PowerPoint presentations; Internet sites; individual student assignments exploring multiple aspects of study skills. May also include class discussions; case study analyses, students projects and presentations.

Outcome Assessment Strategies

Assessments may address the learning outcomes by means of the following:

  1. Written reflection and/or presentation on key course concepts.
  2. Quizzes.
  3. Practice specific techniques, track effectiveness, and revise to meet personal/educational goals.

Course Content (Themes, Concepts, Issues and Skills)

Themes

  • Essential study strategies for college learning

Concepts

  • Note taking
  • College reading
  • Test taking
  • Study Schedule

Issues Include

  • Procrastination
  • Test Anxiety
  • Organization
  • Determining key concepts

Skills include

  • Take effective notes
  • Read for comprehension and retention
  • Evaluate various types of tests and select appropriate test taking technique
  • Develop a personalized study schedule