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2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog 
2020-2021 Undergraduate Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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RP 100 - Academic Study Skills

0 lecture hours 0 lab hours 0 credits
Course Description
This is an application course where international students will learn the necessary study skills in order to have a successful experience at the college level. In addition to receiving instruction and practice in basic academic skills (organization, effective study habits, note taking, time management, critical thinking, effective speaking, academic vocabulary), each student will explore their unique learning abilities and will be exposed to strategies to compensate for academic weaknesses. Students will also receive individual assistance and guidance in the work that he/she completes for his/her academic courses, receiving assistance with homework assignments or test preparation, utilizing extended testing time or other accommodations. Does not replace courses in core curriculum. (prereq: none)
Course Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:
  • Effectively manage time in order to complete class assignments
  • Determine an organization strategy to manage work in all classes
  • Recognize the meaning of 48 common testing verbs and respond appropriately when prompted
  • Actively take notes and summarize lectures to demonstrate comprehension of main ideas and important details
  • Respond to questions using appropriate, academic vocabulary
  • Demonstrate time management for essay completion
  • Effectively organize notes and other written information
  • Apply correct sentence structure to written responses and essays
  • Recognize the appropriate essay organization for a writing prompt
  • Increase reading speeds and comprehension of written material
  • Skim and scan compositions for main ideas and pertinent information
  • Record information accurately by taking academic notes while reading
  • Recall vocabulary and important information from readings
  • Review and summarize chapters, articles, and other various compositions
  • Analyze and make conclusions based on information in the readings

Prerequisites by Topic
  • None

Course Topics
  • None

Katherine Toske

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