EDT 110r College Study Skills (2 credit hours) Sample Syllabus

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EDT 110r College Study Skills (2 credit hours) Sample Syllabus
EDT 110r College Study Skills (2 credit hours)
Sample Syllabus
REQUIRED MATERIALS
Essential Study Skills, current edition by Linda Wong
Notebook with pocket folders or several loose pocket folders with clips.
ATTENDANCE
Miami REQUIRES attendance at every class. There is NO excused absence.
Five points will be awarded for each class attended.
ASSIGNMENTS
All work is to be done in proper compositional form, including complete
sentences, paragraphs, etc. The work must be edited for grammar and
content, including spelling errors.
Any other writing assignments are to be done on your own paper and are to
be typed, double spaced, with one inch margins. The font is to be no larger
than 12.
Late assignments WILL NOT be accepted unless preapproved.
There is no makeup for missed quizzes.
Cheating and Plagiarism: Cheating and plagiarism will not be tolerated and
will result in an “F” for the assignment. A second incidence will result in an
“F” for the semester and be reported to the administration.
CELL PHONES
Please turn off cell phones while in class. Emergencies may require your
phone to be set to vibrate.
GRADES
A - 90%, B – 80%, C – 70%, D – 60%
This syllabus is just an outline of the course and is not written in stone. It is up to each
individual to record changes as they occur.
WEEK 1
Jan 12
Jan 14
WEEK 2
Jan 19
Jan 21
WEEK 3
Jan 26
Course Overview and syllabus
Around the Campus
Discuss Ch 1 – Discovering and Using Your Learning Style.
1st Reading Assignment Due Feb 4.
No School – Martin Luther King Day
Finish Ch 1- Multiple Intelligences
Global and Linear Learners
Quiz Chapter 1
Discuss Ch 2 - Discuss the information processing model.
Jan 28
WEEK 4
Feb 2
Feb 4
WEEK 5
Feb 9
Feb 11
WEEK 6
Feb 16
Feb 18
WEEK 7
Feb 23
Feb 25
WEEK 8
Mar 2
Mar 4
WEEK 9
Mar 16
Mar 18
WEEK 10
Mar 23
Mar 25
Review Info Processing Model
Conscious Memory
Quiz Chapter 2
Discuss Ch 3 - Twelve Principles of Memory
Memory Tools
1st Writing Assignment Due
Finish 12 Memory Principles and Importance of Principles
Quiz Chapter 3
Discuss Ch 4- Time Management and Goal Setting
Weekly Schedule and Term Schedule Due
Finish Goal Setting
Combine Time Management with Goal Setting
Quiz Chapter 4
Discuss Ch 5 – Developing Self-Management Skills
Concentration and Motivation
Stress Management and Procrastination.
2nd Writing Assignment Due
Quiz Chapter 5
Discuss Ch 6 – Developing Test Taking Skills
Test Anxiety and Mnemonics
3rd Writing Assignment Due
Quiz Chapter 6
Discuss Ch 7 – Strengthening Your Reading Skills
Paragraph elements and terminology
Quiz Chapter 7
Discuss Ch 8 – Learning From College Textbooks
3rd Writing Assignment Due Today
Finish Ch 8 – Graphic Materials, Content Areas
Go to Library Computer Room for Library Assignment
4th Writing Assignment Due April 6
Library Assignment Due April 27.
WEEK 11
Mar 30
April 1
WEEK 12
April 6
April 8
WEEK 13
April 13
April 15
WEEK 14
April 20
April 22
WEEK 15
April 27
April 29
Quiz Chapter 8
Discuss Ch 9 - Two and Three Column Systems
Note taking systems and picking the best one for you.
4th Writing Assignment Due Today
Quiz Chapter 9
Discuss Ch 10 – Listening and Taking Lecture Notes
Improving Listening Skills
Quiz Chapter 10
Discuss Ch 11 – Using Visual Notes and Study Tools
Hierarchies, Comparison Charts, Index Cards
Read Ch 12 – Developing Skills for Objective Tests
Quiz Chapter 11
Educated Guessing
Quiz Chapter 12
Library Assignment Due
Discuss Ch 13 – Recall, Math and Essay Tests
Quiz Chapter 13
Announce the names of students exempt from the Final.