Learning Support Program Goals
Goals for Developmental Mathematics students are:
- To develop problem-solving skills.
- To learn to manage resources (time).
- To assist in success in nonmathematical courses that require a grasp of algebraic fundamentals.
- To view mathematics as a language of patterns.
- To develop the ability to translate data into mathematical language and to interpret that language.
Goals for Developmental Reading students:
- To improve the fundamental thinking, reasoning, and language abilities that students need for academic success
- To engage students in the active process of thinking
- To practice thinking clearly about complex, controversial issues
- To learn to relate critical thinking abilities to daily life
- To improve vocabulary and reading ability
- To practice critical analysis and communication with others
Goals of Developmental Writing are:
- To provide the groundwork of basic communications skills so that students are able to write on a level that will permit them to function successfully in their chosen fields of student in the university community
- To provide students the opportunity to prepare themselves for the work required in freshman composition
- To provide students with the opportunity to acquire an understanding of levels of usage and of appropriate usage for various situations
- To provide students with basic skills and assurance in using standard conventions of written English
- To provide students with the background for recognizing writing as a process involving collecting ideas, drafting, revising
- To provide students with the skills for accomplishing basic research
- To provide students with the opportunity to develop the ability to respond actively and imaginatively to literature