SRJC Course Outlines

6/23/2018 4:44:46 PMDRD 368.2 Course Outline as of Fall 2018

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CATALOG INFORMATION

Discipline and Nbr:  DRD 368.2Title:  COLLEGE SUCCESS: 2  
Full Title:  College Success 2: Comprehension and Test Taking Strategies
Last Reviewed:1/22/2018

UnitsCourse Hours per Week Nbr of WeeksCourse Hours Total
Maximum1.50Lecture Scheduled1.5017.5 max.Lecture Scheduled26.25
Minimum1.50Lab Scheduled08 min.Lab Scheduled0
 Contact DHR0 Contact DHR0
 Contact Total1.50 Contact Total26.25
 
 Non-contact DHR0 Non-contact DHR Total0

 Total Out of Class Hours:  52.50Total Student Learning Hours: 78.75 

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:  DRD 360.2

Catalog Description:
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This course provides opportunities to explore and practice concentration, memory, reading strategies, test preparation and test-taking strategies. It also includes topics specific to disability related services and campus resources.

Prerequisites/Corequisites:


Recommended Preparation:

Limits on Enrollment:

Schedule of Classes Information
Description: Untitled document
This course provides opportunities to explore and practice concentration, memory, reading strategies, test preparation and test-taking strategies. It also includes topics specific to disability related services and campus resources.
(Grade or P/NP)

Prerequisites:
Recommended:
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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Upon completion of the course, students will be able to:
 
1. Employ effective strategies to optimize concentration, memory and reading
     comprehension.
2. Demonstrate effective preparation and test taking strategies.
3. Access appropriate disability related services and available campus resources.

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Upon completion of this course students will be able to:
 
1. Assess and analyze individual strengths and weaknesses for improving concentration and
    memory.
2. Assess personal strengths and weaknesses in relation to reading.
3. Implement effective reading strategies.
4. Apply effective preparation strategies for various types of tests.
5. Use effectual techniques for taking various types of tests.      
6. Access appropriate disability related services and other campus resource(s).

Topics and Scope
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I. Concentration Strategies
    A. External distractors
    B. Internal distractors
    C. Physical fatigue
    D. Mental fatigue
    E. Boredom
    F. Concentration techniques
II. Memory Strategies
    A. Immediate, short-term, long-term and working memory
    B. Memory improvement
    C. Mnemonic devices
III. Reading Strategies
     A. Application of various reading methods
      B. Strategies for text marking
     C. Taking notes from reading assignments
     D. Reading speed
     E. Active reading
IV. Test Preparation Strategies
     A. General preparation strategies
     B. Reviewing lecture notes
      C. Predicting test questions
     D. Preparing for objective vs. subjective tests
V. Test Taking Strategies
    A. General test taking strategies
    B. Managing test taking anxiety
    C. Analyzing test questions
    D. Preparing for objective versus subjective tests
VI. Accessing Disability Services and Other Campus Resources
    A.  Disability services
    B.  Other campus resources

Assignments:
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1. Participation in class discussions and activities
2. Reading assignments; approximately 10 pages per week
3. Homework assignments; approximately 5-10 per semester
4. Create a script describing disability related limitations and services
5. Campus resource project
6. Quizzes; approximately 0-5 per semester
7. Final exam

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
10 - 30%
Written homework
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
0 - 0%
None
Exams: All forms of formal testing, other than skill performance exams.Exams
10 - 30%
Quizzes and final exam
Other: Includes any assessment tools that do not logically fit into the above categories.Other Category
40 - 60%
Attendance and participation, Script, and Campus resource project


Representative Textbooks:
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College Study: The Essential Ingredients. 3rd ed. Lipsky, Sally. Pearson. 2012 (classic)

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