SRJC Course Outlines

6/23/2018 12:48:24 AMCOUN 60 Course Outline as of Fall 2014

Changed Course
CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  COUN 60Title:  EFFECTIVE STUDY WORKSHOP  
Full Title:  Effective Study Workshop
Last Reviewed:10/14/2013

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.00Lecture Scheduled1.0017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled17.50
Minimum1.00Lab Scheduled02 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.00 Contact Total17.50
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

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

Title 5 Category:  AA Degree Applicable
Grading:  Grade or P/NP
Repeatability:  00 - Two Repeats if Grade was D, F, NC, or NP
Also Listed As: 
Formerly:  GUID 60

Catalog Description:
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This course is designed to assist students in improving their study skills. Topics include goal identification, organizing study habits, how to read and study textbooks, take effective notes, how to prepare for and take examinations, and the efficient use of the library. Course covers the total development of the individual and attitudes toward academic and personal problem solving.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:
Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course is designed to assist students in improving their study skills. Topics include goal identification, organizing study habits, how to read and study textbooks, take effective notes, how to prepare for and take examinations, and the efficient use of the library. Course covers the total development of the individual and attitudes toward academic and personal problem solving.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:Eligibility for ENGL 100 or ESL 100
Limits on Enrollment:
Transfer Credit:CSU;
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:TransferableEffective:Fall 1981Inactive:
 
UC Transfer:Effective:Inactive:
 
C-ID:

Certificate/Major Applicable: Not Certificate/Major Applicable



COURSE CONTENT

Student Learning Outcomes:
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1. Create short and long term goals in order to obtain academic objectives.
2. Identify study methods to prepare for exams.
3. Illustrate time management techniques through the use of a master schedule, daily planner and/or calendar to prioritize academic, personal and work commitments.
4. Identify the resources and student services offered at Santa Rosa Junior College to support academic success.

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Upon completion of the course the student will be able to:
 
1. Explain various time management techniques and analyze time/scheduling as related to school, work, and personal commitments.
2. Develop short-term and long-term goals utilizing specific goal-setting criteria.
3. Analyze motivation for attending and succeeding in college.
4. Identify and apply the different styles of note-taking.
5. Incorporate memory and/or study techniques before, during and after an exam.
6. Predict test questions.
7. Describe how to form and conduct a study group.
8. Analyze various strategies for taking objective and essay exams.
9. Identify components of test anxiety and describe ways to cope with it.
10. Apply active reading strategies.
11. Differentiate between short term and long term memory.
12. Utilize various memory techniques.
13. Describe how to use the college library.
14. Identify various college resources and student services.
15. Describe characteristics of a successful student.
16. Recognize signs of stress and explain how to manage stress.
17. Identify study strategies for the various learning styles.

Topics and Scope
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I.  Study Skills
    A.  Time management and organization skills
         1. Procrastination habits and strategies for success      
    B.  Note-taking
    C.  Exam preparation
         1.  Study techniques before, during and after an exam.
         2.  Predicting test questions
         3.  Utilizing study groups
         4.  Managing test anxiety
    D.  Active reading strategies
    E.  Short and long term memory techniques
    F. Learning Styles
         1. Auditory
         2. Visual
         3. Kinestheic
          4. Mixed Styles
         5. Study Techniques for various styles
II.  Self development for college success
    A.  Goal setting:  Setting short and long term goals
    B.  Motivation/attitude
         1.  Internal and external reasons for attending college
         2.  Successful students vs. struggling students
         3.  Language and actions of successful students
         4.  Taking responsibility for successes and failures
    C. Stress management
         1.  Recognizing stress
         2.  Coping strategies
         3.  Campus and community resources
III. College Resources
    A.  Library orientation
    B.  Writing Lab
    C.  Math Lab
    D.  Student Services such as:
         1.  Adult Reentry Services
         2.  Admissions and Records
         3.  Assessment Services
         4.  Associated Students
         5.  CalWorks
         6.  CARE
         7.  Career Center
         8.  Counseling
         9.  CyBear Center
       10.  Disability Resources Department
       11.  EOPS
       12.  Financial Aid
       13.  MESA
       14.  Puente Project
       15.  Scholarship Programs
       16.  Student Employment Office
       17.  Student Health Services
       18.  Transfer Center
       19.  Tutorial Center
       20.  Veterans Affairs
       21.  Work Experience

Assignments:
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1.  Two page paper on goal setting
2.   Oral presentation and two page written research paper on a student service
3.   Two page paper on time management priority analysis
4.   Three note-taking practicums
5.   One page paper on academic motivation
6.   Reaction papers to class discussions and videos
7.   Reading from textbook
8.   Practice note-taking skills based on reading assignments
9. Exercise on reading comprehension and retention
10. Two page paper on identifying stressors and three stress reduction techniques
11.  Quizzes, midterm and final

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
30 - 40%
Homework assignments and exercises, Papers
Problem solving: Assessment tools, other than exams, that demonstrate competence in computational or non-computational problem solving skills.Problem Solving
0 - 0%
None
Skill Demonstrations: All skill-based and physical demonstrations used for assessment purposes including skill performance exams.Skill Demonstrations
5 - 10%
Note-taking practicums
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
30 - 40%
Objective examinations, quizzes, essay exams
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
20 - 30%
Attendance and participation, oral presentation


Representative Textbooks:
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Making Your Mark. Fraser, Lisa, 9th ed. LDF Publishing Inc., 2009
 
College Study: The Essential Ingredients. Lipsky, Sally A., 3rd ed. Pearson/Prentice Hall, 2013

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