• This course is committed to empower you to increase your ability to control your academic success, so you can improve your transition to the university environment and pursue your educational and career goals. To achieve this, you will be asked to reflect on your recent and current academic experience and career aspirations. You will decide your priorities and align your time and effort towards these ends. You will also explore and develop new effective skills and adapt new educational views and practices to put you in control of your life adventure.   This course is asynchronous. To help with pacing, the material is ordered into seven weekly topics that are organized by modules on canvas.  Each week you are expected to review the week’s videos and/or readings and submit a graded short response/reflection and additional activities. You certainly can proceed ahead if you choose. To provide an opportunity for you to ask questions, connect with your peers, and address your individuals’ learning concerns, I will be offering weekly voluntary zoom review sessions. If you cannot make the designated times you can arrange to meet me individually. One of the requirements of the course is to have a one-on-one meeting with the instructor.
  • Semester Offered: Fall
  • Credits: 1.5
  • Course URL: Canvas

 Prerequisites

Recent withdrawal from one or more of the following courses:

  • General Biology 115
  • General Chemistry 161
  • Pre-calculus 111 or 115
  • Calculus 135

Course Description

This course is committed to empower you to increase your ability to control your academic success, so you can improve your transition to the university environment and pursue your educational and career goals. To achieve this, you will be asked to reflect on your recent and current academic experience and career aspirations. You will decide your priorities and align your time and effort towards these ends. You will also explore and develop new effective skills and adapt new educational views and practices to put you in control of your life adventure.  

This course is asynchronous. To help with pacing, the material is ordered into seven weekly topics that are organized by modules on canvas.  Each week you are expected to review the week’s videos and/or readings and submit a graded short response/reflection and additional activities. You certainly can proceed ahead if you choose.

To provide an opportunity for you to ask questions, connect with your peers, and address your individuals’ learning concerns, I will be offering weekly voluntary zoom review sessions. If you cannot make the designated times you can arrange to meet me individually. One of the requirements of the course is to have a one-on-one meeting with the instructor.

Course URL

Canvas

Course Syllabus 

Fall 2023 Syllabus

Overview:

Week 1: Introduction & Continuous Learners

Week 2: Learning-to-Learn: Study Guides

Week 3: Learning-to-Learn: Note-taking

Week 4: Learning-to-Learn: Test Preparation

Week 5: Values & Self-management

Week 6: Introduction Career Management

Week 7: Reflections and Moving Forward

Course Satisfies Learning Goals 

  • Explain and describe the academic differences between high school and college.
  • Explain and describe commons reason why some first-year students struggle in college.
  • Explain and describe basic attributes and behaviors of experts (life-long-learners)
  • Explain and describe self-efficacy and locus of control.
  • Identify and utilize campus resources.
  • Explain basic constructivism learning theory and basic principles of long-term memory.
  • Create and explain a study guide.
  • Create and explain reading and lecture note-taking.
  • Identify and describe areas of academic improvement and strengths.
  • Apply practices of self-management
  • Describe your values, prioritizations, and individual preferences.
  • Identify and describe careers based on your values and prioritizations and individual preferences.

Exams, Assignments, and Grading Policy

A= 90-100+ points

B+ = 85-89 points

B = 80-84 points

C+ = 75-79 points

C = 70-74 points

D = 60-69 points

F = 0-59 points


Faculty  

Dr. Calvin Yu

** All information is subject to change at the discretion of the course coordinator.