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Deborah A. Jacoby
B CUSP 100
Bothell Campus

General Learning Strategies

Provides students with active learning strategies and exploration of university curricular and co-curricular resources and services to help them transition into a university setting and become effective learners. Includes interactive work on building collaborative skills, ands well as reflection on personal and academic goals. Offered: AWSp.

Class description

This course is designed to empower students to reach their educational and career goals; introducing you to strategies and skills to build a toolbox for academic, professional, and personal success. We will take part in readings and discussions and we will also welcome guests to enhance your learning. We will work together to create a safe and supportive environment in which to reflect upon our experiences, deepen our understanding of what it means to be a college student, and creatively practice solutions to challenges we may encounter on the road. At the end of the quarter you will be able to go forth confidently with the practical and theoretical knowledge to be successful and more empowered in your college journey.

Student learning goals

Acclimate and feel supported in the transition to the university setting.

Practice learning strategies in the areas of collaboration, creativity, and analysis

Utilize and benefit from student support services and campus activities

Use skills and knowledge in their continued pursuit of academic, career, and individuals goals

General method of instruction

Seminar style class with lecture, guest speakers, and small and large group discussions.

Recommended preparation

Course restricted to students in the Academic Transition Program only.

Class assignments and grading

Weekly journal entries, Quizzes, reflection papers, online discussions and small and large group discussions in class.

Grades will be on class contributions, weekly assignments and a midterm and final project.


The information above is intended to be helpful in choosing courses. Because the instructor may further develop his/her plans for this course, its characteristics are subject to change without notice. In most cases, the official course syllabus will be distributed on the first day of class.
Last Update by Deborah A. Jacoby
Date: 01/24/2014