University 1030 [UNIV1030] Learning Strategies ...................Lec.2. Credit1.
[Carries credit toward graduation: elective credit.]
Placement is Learning Strategies [UNIV1030] is required for students who place into two or more learning support areas.
Course content: The learning process, including personal motivation, attitudes supportive of learning, organizational planning, time management, test-taking skills, etc., with a view toward transitioning the student from high-school to university environment by encouraging students to learn to help themselves in the unfamiliar university setting.
Course Description: UNIV1030 Learning Strategies
- academic plans for the first term/first year
- connecting to the TTU campus
- ways to improve grades and increase knowledge base, such as
- time-management skills
- note-taking skills
- test-taking skills
- reading college-level texts
- quick reviews of grammar, basic math, etc., as needed by students
- other such matters
Course Title: Learning Strategies, UNIV1030
UNIV1030 is a course designed to strengthen the student's connection to Tennessee Technological University by focusing on the enhancement of skills needed for academic success. This course engages the student in meaningful academic and non-academic in-and-out-of-classroom activities. It emphasizes critical thinking in the formation of academic and social goals and support groups, in self-management and in study strategies.
- to connect students with other students, encouraging both academic and social networks
- to connect students with the University, encouraging them in being proactive in seeking assistance
- to connect students' present college experience with their future plans and ambitions
- to help students over the bridge between high school and college-level learning
Course Objectives: to help students
- think more creatively and critically
- improve academic functioning through effective management of time, including a focus on physical, emotional, and social well-being
- build academic and social support groups through a knowledge of academic, student affairs, and departmental resources, and through a development of interpersonal skills between students and faculty
- improve the ability to comprehend and retain information through knowledge of reading, note-taking, and test-taking strategies, and managing academic anxiety
- critical thinking/problem solving
- study strategies [reading, note taking, test taking]
- communication skills
- self management [time management, etc.]
- classroom demeanor
- campus resources, including library
- other pertinent topics