Learning Outcomes Practicing College Learning Strategies 6th Edition

Clearly defined learning outcomes give direction and form a framework for learning by providing instructors and students with standards and expectations for every lesson, and perhaps more importantly a way to measure if goals for the course or class have been met.

 

 

When you complete Chapter 1 Making a SmoothTransition you are

expected not only to understand the material presented but also you should be able to

Use analogies to explain what adjustments you will need to make for a smoother transition.
Explain what is found in basic resources such as the college catalog, student handbook, schedule book, and student services website.
Describe the steps ofo the learning process.
Explain the responsibilities of a college student, and identify behavior thatis not acceptable.
Calculate a grade point average.
Evaluate your performance as a student.
Demonstrate how to e-mail your instructor.
Demonstrate the BREATHE system.

 

 

When you complete Chapter 2 Applying the Principles of Time Management, you are

expected not only to understand the material presented but also you should be able to

 

 

List ways you can make use of time previously wasted and do the same task in less time.

Demonstrate time-management strategies, including constructing a master schedule for the semester.

 

Create an organized to-do list, and show evidence of using a planner.

Analyze a case study, and construct advice for students having difficulty with time management.

Explain the learning process modeled in this chapter.

 

When you complete Chapter 3 Critical Thinking, you are expected not only to understand the

 material presented but also you should be able to

Solve a given problem using the decision-making process.

Distinguish between fact and opinion.

Develop questions that use lower- and higher-order thinking skills using Bloom's taxonomy as a guide.

 

Analyze a case study, and construct advice for a student having difficulty with decision making.

Explain the learning process modeled in this chapter.

 

When you complete Chapter 4 Setting Goals, you are expected not only to understand the

material presented but also you should be able to

Identify your locus of control, and develop a plan for improvement if necessary.

Write goals for various areas of your life that are specific, measurable, challenging, realistic, and have a completion date.

E-mail your instructor and search the Internet for supplementary information on class topics.

Analyze a case study, and construct advice for a student having difficulty coping with goal setting.

 

Explain the learning process modeled in this chapter.

 

When you complete Chapter 5 Learning Principles, you are expected not only to understand the

material presented but also you should be able to:

Name and explain ten learning principles.

Analyze examples of students using learning principles, and identify which learning principles are

 being used. 

Analyze a learning situation, and determine several strategies that would be helpful.

Construct mnemonic devices.

Reproduce the flowchart for how the learning principles fit into the way the brain processes

 information.

Identify the function of parts of the neuron: dendrite, axon, synapse, neurotransmitter, and nucleus.

Discriminate among the levels of Bloom's taxonomy when applying the memory principles.

Explain which memory principles are used in studying for a test.

 

Explain the learning process modeled in this chapter.

 

When you complete Chapter 6 Processing Information from Lectures, you are expected not

 only to understand the material presented but also you should be able to:

Use the ten memory principles to develop strategies for processing information from classroom

 lectures.

Appraise your listening habits and construct strategies for improving them.

Describe several reasons for taking notes in class.

Demonstrate the six steps of the Label in the Margin system for taking notes: record, label with a

question, recite, reflect, review, and summarize.

Explain how to use the Question in the Margin system to someone who has never used it.

 

Explain the learning process modeled in this chapter.

 

When you complete Chapter 7 Processing Information from Textbooks, you are expected not

 only to understand the material presented but also you should be able to:

Explain how to survey a textbook assignment.

Demonstrate how to use the Label in the Margin system for reading textbooks: survey, focus, read,

 label with a question, recite, reflect, review, summarize

Explain how to use the Question in the Margin system to someone who has never used it.

 

Analyze the Label in the Margin system, and explain how the memory principles are used to complete the system.

 

Explain the learning process modeled in this chapter.

 

When you complete Chapter 8 Learning Styles, you are expected not only to understand the

 material presented but also you should be able to:

Determine your preferred learning styles, including sensory mode, hemispheric dominance and

 multiple intelligence.

Practice the strategies presented in the chapter to determine the most efficient strategies for you

 to process difficult material and strategies to reinforce the initial learning.

Demonstrate ways to adapt new learning material to their preferred learning styles.

Analyze a case study, and construct advice for a student having difficulty finding effective study

 methods.

 Explain the learning process modeled in this chapter.

 

When you complete Chapter 8 Test Taking Strategies, you are expected not only to understand

 the material presented but also you should be able to:

Describe strategies that you have found effective in preparing for a test.

State strategies to use in taking any kind of test.

Use strategies for objective tests: true/false, multiple-choice, fill-in-the-blank, matching.

Name, explain, and demonstrate at least eight strategies to employ when writing an answer to an

essay question.

State strategies for dealing with test anxiety.

Analyze a case study, and construct advice for a student having difficulty with test taking skills.

Explain the learning process modeled in this chapter.

 

 

 

 

When you complete Chapter 9 Managing Stress, you are expected not only to understand the

 material presented but also you should be able to:

Recognize signs of stress.

Analyze a stressful situation in your life, and determine a plan of action.

Demonstrate the BREATHE System.

Explain the learning process modeled in this chapter.

 

 

When you complete Chapter 11 Information Literacy, you are expected not only to understand

 the material presented but also you should be able to

Explain the elements involved in information literacy.

Identify library databases used to find books, general periodicals, subject-specific periodicals,

 newspapers, and Internet sources.

Follow a systematic approach to a research topic, including identifying and narrowing the topic;

finding books, periodical and Internet sources; and evaluating each source and listing information that

 should be cited.

Access library resources from an off-campus site.

Explain how to evaluate an Internet site for accuracy, authority, objectivity, currency, and

 coverage.

Indicate the appropriate use for Kane's Famous First Facts, World Almanac, Statesman's Yearbook,

 Congressional Directory, Statistical Abstract of the United States, Bartlett's Familiar Quotations,

and Benet's  Readers Encyclopedia.

Locate reliable biographical sources by using various library biographical databases.

Explain the learning process modeled in this chapter.