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Weekly Schedule

 Credit: ½    Prerequisites: None
 Weeks: 6   Attendance:  Mandatory Weekly Attendance


 For this course, we will cover 7 major topics or sections. Below you will find a week by week breakdown
 showing which assignments must be completed during each week. If you start to fall behind on any of your
 work, contact your mentor and your instructor IMMEDIATELY!

 Week 1

Assignments Percentage
Section 1: How Does College Differ From High School? -
Reading: High School Days v. College Days -
Reading: The Transition to College -
Reading: Interacting with Instructors -
Assignment: Question Sheet - How Does College Differ from High School? 17.65%
Section 2: How to Improve My Study Techniques -
Assignment: Study Skills Assessment 17.65%
Reading: General Study Habits -
Assignment: Study Skills Improvement Chart 14.70%
Assignment: Barsch Learning Inventory 14.70%
Section 3: Time Management -
Reading: Time Management -
Reading: Overcoming Procrastination -
Assignment: Scheduling Activity 17.65%
Assignment: Schedule Review 17.65%

 Week 2

Assignments Percentage
Section 4: Reading Part 1 - Basic Reading Techniques -
Reading: Strategies -
Reading: PowerPoint – Active Textbook Reading -
Assignment: Getting to Know Your Textbook 17.65%
Reading: Getting the Most Out of Your Textbook -
Assignment: Taking Notes on a Reading Assignment 14.70%
Assignment: Using a Highlighter 14.70%
Section 4: Reading Part 2 - Reading in College: Critical Reading -
Reading: The Need to Improve Your Reading -
Reading: What is Critical Reading? -
Reading: Critical Reading Skills -
Assignment: Critical Reading Activity 1 17.65%
Assignment: Critical Reading Activity 2 17.65%
Assignment: Critical Reading Activity 3 17.65%

 Week 3

Assignments Percentage
Section 4: Reading Part 2 - Reading in College: Critical Reading (Continued) -
Assignment: Discussion Board: The Next Millennium 30%
Assignment: Evaluating Websites 30%
Section 5: Writing Part 1: The Basics -
Reading: The Need to Improve Your Writing -
Reading: The Standard Five Paragraph Essay -
Assignment: Five Paragraph Essay - ROUGH DRAFT 8.8%
Assignment: Five Paragraph Essay - FINAL DRAFT 31.2%

 Week 4

Assignments Percentage
Section 5: Writing Part 2: Writing in College -
Reading: How to Read the Assignment -
Reading: Argument -
Reading: PowerPoint – The Writing Process -
Reading: Plagiarism -
Assignment: Quoting, Paraphrasing, and Summarizing 100%
Assignment: Begin The Presidential Research Paper -

 Week 5

Assignments Percentage
Section 5: Writing Part 2: Writing in College (Continued) -
Assignment: The Presidential Research Paper 61.54%
Section 6: Handling the College Lecture -
Reading: Learning to Listen to University Lectures -
Reading: Note Taking Formats -
Assignment: The First Emperor 38.46%

 Week 6

Assignments Percentage
Section 7: Tests -
Reading: How do college tests differ from tests in high school? -
Reading: Test Preparation -
Reading: Objective Tests -
Reading: Essay Tests -
Reading: Test Anxiety -
Assignment: How I Study for Tests 32.26%
Assignment: Essay Test Worksheet 64.52%
Assignment: Course Evaluation Assignment 3.22%
Reading: More Articles on Tests (Optional) -