SRJC Course Outlines

9/21/2019 2:33:00 PMCSKLS 733 Course Outline as of Fall 2016

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  CSKLS 733Title:  AC SKILLS/GED PREP III  
Full Title:  Basic Academic Skills and GED Preparation III
Last Reviewed:4/7/2014

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum0Lecture Scheduled017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled0
Minimum0Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR20.00 Contact DHR350.00
 Contact Total20.00 Contact Total350.00
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0.00Total Student Learning Hours: 350.00 

Title 5 Category:  Non-Credit
Grading:  Non-Credit Course
Repeatability:  27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions
Also Listed As: 
Formerly: 

Catalog Description:
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Instruction and individualized learning plans are provided for final level of preparation for the GED and other High School Equivalency tests. Course also provides academic skills development in preparation for: math and English placement tests; credit Math and English Pathway classes; and Career Technical Education (CTE) classes. Course covers beginning algebra and geometry; advanced reading skills applied to science, social studies, and nonfiction selections; short essay and extended-response writing analyzing original source readings; word processing skills appropriate for GED online tests. Successful completion of course leads to GED-level academic skills and Certificate of Completion in Basic Academic Skills.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
CSKLS 732

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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Instruction and individualized learning plans are provided for final level of preparation for the GED and other High School Equivalency tests. Course also provides academic skills development in preparation for: math and English placement tests; credit Math and English Pathway classes; and Career Technical Education (CTE) classes. Course covers beginning algebra and geometry; advanced reading skills applied to science, social studies, and nonfiction selections; short essay and extended-response writing analyzing original source readings; word processing skills appropriate for GED online tests. Successful completion of course leads to GED-level academic skills and Certificate of Completion in Basic Academic Skills.
(Non-Credit Course)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:CSKLS 732
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:27 - Exempt From Repeat Provisions

ARTICULATION, MAJOR, and CERTIFICATION INFORMATION

Associate Degree:Effective:Inactive:
 Area:
 
CSU GE:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
IGETC:Transfer Area Effective:Inactive:
 
CSU Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Certificate Applicable Course



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
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1.  Solve multi-step math problems, including word problems and beginning geometry and algebra.
2.  At the level appropriate to this course, analyze, discuss, and thoughtfully respond to origianal source material, literature passages, nonfiction articles, textbooks and informational websites,  
3.  At the level appropriate to this course, write a coherent 1-3 paragraph that addresses a reading selection and a related prompt.
4.  Use the computer to access information, complete specific tasks, and word-process writing.
5.  Apply test-taking strategies to academic tests such as the GED and academic placement tests.
 

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Upon completion of this course, students will be able to:
1. Math
  a. Use appropriate formulas to calculate and solve multi-step word problems involving perimeter, area, and volume of common geometric shapes.
   b. Solve beginning algebra problems, including simple equations with variables and signed numbers.
  c. Interpret charts, maps, graphs, tables, and other graphic representations of data.
2. Reading
  a. State main idea, supporting details, and author's intent in selected readings across the curriculum (e.g., social studies, science, literature);
  b. Use context clues, dictionary skills, and knowledge of common word elements to determine the meanings of unfamiliar words.
  c. Identify and interpret figurative language.
  d. Locate information through the Internet, SRJC webpages, and educational websites.
  e. Distinguish fact from opinion, fiction from non-fiction.
3. Writing
  a. Write an organized response to a given text, using evidence to support the main point.
  b. Logically organize ideas within paragraphs.
  c. Proofread for and correct most punctuation, spelling, and grammatical errors.
  d. Use vocabulary appropriate for pre-college-level writing assignments.
4. Basic Technology
  a. Use online resources to locate information.
  b. Use the computer for word-processing and GED (or equivalent) test.
  c. Use educational and other websites.
5. Test-taking Skills
  a. Manage time and apply prewriting strategies for on-demand writing tests.
  b. Conduct error-analysis on practice tests in preparation for actual tests.
  c. Apply techniques for psychological preparation for testing situations.

Topics and Scope
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Content, topics, and scope will vary, depending on student skill level.
1. Math
  a. Word problem strategies
  b. Multi-step word problems with fractions, decimals, percents
  c. Formulas for perimeters, area, and volume of a variety of regular geometric shapes
  d. Simple algebraic equations involving signed numbers, exponential powers, square root, and line graphs
  e. Scientific notation with polynomials
  f.  Interpreting graphs, charts, and tables
2. Reading
  a. Identifying and describing author's purpose.
  b. Identifying the main idea, thesis, details, and evidence
  c. Characteristics of effective arguments (organization, rhetoric, evidence)
  d. Interpreting visual information (political cartoons, maps, graphs)
  e. Using graphic organizers to represent ideas in a passage
   f. Using context clues, dictionary, and word elements to determine meaning of unfamiliar words
3. Writing
  a. Using appropriate vocabulary for academic writing
  b. Using graphic organizers to organize ideas
  c. Paragraph structure of basic essay and extended response: introduction, explanation, conclusion
  d. Using appropriate vocabulary (avoiding slang and repetition)
  e. Proofreading for correct punctuation and capitalization
   f.  Subject-verb agreement
  g. Pronoun agreement
4. Basic Technology
  a. Educational websites, including SRJC Library, GED (General Educational Development) Testing Service, other High School Equivalency (HSE) website, and learning support sites
  b. Basic word-processing
  c. Basic use of search engines
5. Test-taking Skills
  a. Techniques for on-demand writing tests
  b. Techniques for psychological preparation for tests
  c. Time management in the testing situation

Assignments:
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1. Reading from GED textbook, magazines, newspapers, online sources.
2. Written exercises, including comprehension, analytical, and inferential questions related to reading.
3. Assessments, quizzes, and practice tests related to the GED, placement tests, or other academic skills tests.
4. Graphic organizers and extended written responses to reading selections and specific writing prompts.
5. Math problem solving from textbooks and computer programs.
6. Computer assignments, including basic internet search, navigation of educational websites, and word-processing.

Methods of Evaluation/Basis of Grade.
Writing: Assessment tools that demonstrate writing skill and/or require students to select, organize and explain ideas in writing.Writing
20 - 30%
Extended responses
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
20 - 30%
Graphic organizers; computation and word problems; written exercises
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 50%
Assessments, quizzes, practice tests: multiple choice, completion, essay
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Computer assignments, word processing


Representative Textbooks and Materials:
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Mathematical Reasoning. Paxen Learning Corp. Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. 2013
Writing for the GED Test. New Readers Press. New York. 2014
Steck-Vaughn GED Test Preparation, Student Edition, Science 2014. Steck-Vaughn, New York. 2013
Steck-Vaughn GED Test Preparation, Student Edition, Social Studies 2014. Steck-Vaughn, New York. 2013
Kaplan GED Test 2015: Strategies, Practice, and Review. Caren Van Slyke. Kaplan, Inc.New York. 2015
Instructor-prepared materials.

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