SRJC Course Outlines

6/23/2018 4:45:19 PMCOUN 355 Course Outline as of Fall 2010

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COUN 355Title:  COLLEGE PREP SKILLS  
Full Title:  College Preparation Skills
Last Reviewed:5/9/2016

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum3.00Lecture Scheduled3.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled52.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled06 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total3.00 Contact Total52.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  0Total Student Learning Hours: 0 

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Non-Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  GUID 355

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed to assist students in developing their skills to prepare for college. This course will include the following topics: study skills, memory and concentration techniques, lecture and note taking strategies, text book reading for college, test taking, life and time management, learning styles, personal and educational values and goals, health and communicating effectively with instructors.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Course Eligibility for CSKLS 313

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
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This course is designed to assist students in developing their skills to prepare for college. This course will include the following topics: study skills, memory and concentration techniques, lecture and note taking strategies, text book reading for college, test taking, life and time management, learning styles, personal and educational values and goals, health and communicating effectively with instructors.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Course Eligibility for CSKLS 313
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:
Repeatability:00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP

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: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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1. Identify personal values and educational goals.
2. Formulate and apply academic study strategies for success
     in college level courses.

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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
1.   Describe personal time management strategies related to school, work,
      and personal commitments.
2.   Identify barriers to motivation and their effect on personal accountability.
3.   Analyze goal setting criteria.
4.   Examine personal and educational values and compare those values to those
       of diverse cultures.
5.   Compare and contrast various learning styles and apply them to life-long learning.
6.   Demonstrate effective instructor-student relations.
7.   Assess wellness concepts.
8.   Apply lecture note taking techniques.
9.   Apply various methods to improve textbook reading.
10. Analyze various study techniques for math, science, and general college courses.
11. Describe test taking strategies for both objective and essay exams.
12. Explain methods to deal with test anxiety.
13. Employ computers for library research and college assignments.
14. Describe and utilize college based resources.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Life Management
   A. Life and time management
   B. Setting long term, mid term and short term goals and priorities
   C. Decision making
   D. Organizational techniques
   E. Effective self management strategies
   F. Self esteem and self awareness
   G. Taking responsibility and overcoming fear
II.  Personal and Educational Values and Goals
   A. Personal values, identity, and cultural diversity
   B. Taking responsibility for educational goals
   C. Educational and intellectual values
   D. Life transitions
III.  Learning Styles
   A. Active and passive learning
   B. Left and right brain learning
   C. Visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile learning
   D. Idea generation, intuition, imagination, puzzles, patterns, curiosity
   E. Mind mapping
IV.  Academic Study Strategies
   A. Memory and concentration
        1. Principles of learning and forgetting
        2. Short and long term memory
        3. Recognition and recall techniques
        4. Concentration techniques and self-discipline
        5. Mnemonic devices
        6. Active listening
        7. Cornell and other lecture note taking techniques
        8. Signal words and summarizing techniques
        9. Class participation techniques
    B. Textbook Study Systems
        1. Survey of textbooks and chapters
        2. SQ3R and other textbook study techniques
        3. Textbook reading techniques: topic sentences, main ideas, summarizing
        4. Textbook note taking techniques: lists, cards, mapping, outlining, summarizing
        5. Textbook marking
    C. Subject-specific Study Techniques
        1. Math
        2. Science
        3. General college courses
    D. Test Taking
        1. Test preparation and test taking techniques
        2. Test anxiety
        3. Objective exams
        4. Essay exams
        5. Study group
     E.  Term Papers: Different levels of college term papers     
      F. Using the library
         1. Research materials and techniques
         2. Use of computers for library research
         3. Library orientation
         4. Documentation
         5. Plagiarism and college policies
     G. College based resources (including but not limited to)
         1. Financial Aid
         2. Tutorial Center
         3. Math Lab and English Writing Center
         4. Student Health
         5. Counseling
         6. Transfer Center
         7. EOPS
         8. MESA
         9. Puente
       10. College Skills
       11. Disability Resources
V. Instructor-Student Relations
    A. Faculty obligation to student and student responsibilities
    B. Assertive and passive classroom behaviors
    C. Communicating in the classroom
    D. Networking with other students
    E. Academic freedom
VI. Health and Wellness
    A. Managing stress
    B. Relaxation techniques
    C. Dietary, sleep and exercise requirements
    D. Affects of drug and alcohol usage

Assignments:
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1.   A 2-3 page educational profile
2.   Written reflection on long term, mid term, short term educational and personal goals
3.   Analysis of time spent during a one week period to include what works,
       what doesn't and why
4.   Application of strategies to reduce stress
5.   One page analysis of course lecture
6.   Application of Cornell Method and other styles of lecture note taking in 2-3 lectures
7.   Application of SQ3R formula to a college textbook
8.   Formation of in-class study groups
9.   One small group class presentation of study strategy
10. Develop and implement study plan for upcoming exam
11. Develop a study guide based on one's learning style
12. Utilization of library research skills to complete an assignment
13. Weekly one page written summary assessing academic, social, personal progress
14.  Oral presentation on a college based resource

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
35 - 65%
Written homework, educational profiles
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
10 - 15%
Study plan for exams, learning styles
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Formation of in-class study groups
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 30%
Multiple choice and true/false questions
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
10 - 20%
Oral presentations, class participation


Representative Textbooks:
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How to Flunk Out of a Community College (2nd). Cannon, Cari. kendall/Hunt Publishing: 2006
Coping with College, A Guide for Academic Success (3rd).  Hamachek, Alice. Pearson Prentice: 2007

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