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Donna Bolima
GEN ST 101
Seattle Campus

University Learning Skills

Introduction to university culture. Practice in skills necessary for academic success, including note-taking, test-taking, writing, active learning, and time and stress management. Academic planning. Introduction to university resources.

Class description

Course Description

This course will focus on critical thinking, college-level reading and learning in higher education, and will research affective behavior, learning styles, leadership, and self-directed/disciplined/monitored/corrective learning.

Your credit and grade will be based upon an eportfolio containing a photoessay, response papers/journals to readings and discussions, notes, and a final reflective paper. You will also be required to participate during classtime discussions, during online activities, and in WebQ surveys during the quarter.

This course and your final eportfolio is designed to:

Student learning goals

* improve the understanding of the college student's responsiblity in the teaching/learning process.

* increase student's college-level critical thinking, reading, and writing skills.

* promote a positive adjustment into the university environment.

* help students develop a set of adaptive study, coping, and survival skills while attending the university.

* increase awareness of personal learning styles and how to work with other types of learning styles.

* develop student leaders in academics, as well as on campus and within the community.

General method of instruction

Differentiated Learning and Critical thinking

Recommended preparation

A willingness to apply oneself

Class assignments and grading

To receive CR for this course you must maintain an 80% average on all assignments and activities. Below is an example of how your work will be awarded points and evaluated:

Participation 100 Photo Essay 50 Research Paper 100 eportolio 200 TOTAL 450 possible points

90% of TOTAL = 405 points 80% of TOTAL = 360 points

NOTE: According to the example points above, you must not drop below 360 points in order to receive CR for GST 101.

Point/Percentage System


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.
Additional Information
Last Update by Donna Bolima
Date: 05/22/2008