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Strategies for College Success Outline for college-bound Students

Strategies for College Success Outline for college-bound Students

Course Information

This course is designed to prepare High School college-bound students to gain knowledge and understanding of necessary information and expectations (both from student and institution) in order to have successful experience transitioning to the post-secondary level.

The goals of this course are:

  • To gain knowledge, understanding, and attain proficiency level of online college-level course
  • To examine the factors involved with academic and social problems as a college student
  • To explore the methods of problem solving regarding academic and social issues as a college student
  • To enhance academic writing and communication skills
  • To establish organizational and time management skills
  • To develop a working knowledge of group dynamics
  • To foster multicultural awareness and value a global world

Course Learning Outcomes: As a result of taking this course, the student will be able to:

  • Examine the factors involved learning, learning styles, and utilize effective study techniques Illustrate ways to manage time effectively, including creating and following a personal planner/calendar
  • Demonstrate effective note-taking skills
  • Identify and acknowledge personal values, interests, goals, and abilities
    Demonstrate effective methods for managing anxieties
  • Develop proficiency college-level communication skills and familiarity of academic and social terminology
  • Locate and utilize appropriate college and community resources, including the library, financial aid offices,
    admission offices, etc., and recognize the benefits of our diverse population
  • Explore personal money management techniques, including budgets, financial aid, credit, and savings
  • Identify career-related interests, skills, aptitudes, personal characteristics, and values; integrate these factors into a
    career research assignment
  • Identify personal health issues and create a plan for addressing them
    This course has a web component. We will do some activities via the web. It is recommended that students taking this
    course NOT be a novice computer user. The student should know how to use a mouse, navigate the internet,
    and send/receive email with attachments.

Strategies for College Success

1- Introduction

  • Introduction to SCS
  • Course Description
  • Syllabus
  • Should I take a distance learning class?
  • Do I Have Enough Time to Take College Classes?
  • General FAQs for Distance Learning
  • Strategies and Tips for Online Students
  • Handout: Syllabus

2- College Selection

  • Choosing a Major
  • Selecting a College
  • Assignment: College Selection Assignment

3- Campus Tour Activity

  • Campus Tour Activities
  • Worksheet: Part I-Campus Tour Activity (Individual Activity)
  • Assignment: Part II-Campus Tour Activity

4- Study Tips

  • Study Tips

5- Getting To Know Your Roommate

  • Getting Along with Your College Roomate
  • Essay: Getting to Know Your Roommate

6- College Student Finances

  • Assignment: College Student Finances Excel Assignment

7- College Essay

  • Essay: College Essay

8- Class Portfolio

  • Assignment: Class Portfolio Assignment

9- Course Survey

  • Handout: Course Survey
  • Assignment: Course Survey
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