FALL 2013 MW  Syllabus University 1010 K

Coordinator:

Carolyn Hopper

241 Peck Hall

chopper@mtsu.edu

898-2157

Instructor:Andrea Bell

  andrea.bell@mtsu.edu  
Angela Estes   angie.estes@mtsu.edu

 Textbook: Practicing College Learning Strategies 6th edition, Hopper, Wadsworth/Cengage 2010

Test Evaluations

Course Requirements

Learning Outcomes

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Practice Chapter Quizzes

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Hatfield Assignment Log

Monday

August 26

Overview of Class comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

  • Print this syllabus
  •     Study Syllabus and Learning Outcomes for Course
  •    Buy Text: Practicing Learning Strategies 6th edition, Hopper
  • Read and Study Preface xiii-xx. Make a list of 3 things that interest you about the course.
  • Read pages 2-5 of text answer the first 2 question of the summary page 26. (The answers to summary question are straight from the text in the order you come to them in the reading.)

Wednesday

8/28

Essential Resources/Higher Educationcomput.gifPower Point

Activity 1 Awareness

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Assignment due Next class

  • Read 5-12. Work exercises 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4
  • Read pages 12-16 answer summary questions pages 26-27 down to “Briefly explain how to take notes...”
  •   Email assignment

Wednesday

9/42

 

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Questions about what you read or summary?

Chapter 1 Practice quiz

fieldtrip.gifVirtual Field Trip :Your College Homepage

Assignment due Next class

Monday

9/9

GPA/Analysis of 1st weeks of College

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Link to MTSU Catalog

Student Handbook found in Blue Raider Planner link here

Fall Registration Guide link here

Assignment due Next class

 

**fieldtrip.gifVirtual Field Trips for Campus Safety, College Budget and College Health Issues can be completed for College Activities.

Wednesday

9/11

Time Management comput.gifPower Point

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Chapter 2 Practice quiz

Assignment due Next class

Monday

9/16

Critical Thinking/Decision Making Fact/Opinion

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 Assignment due Next class

  • Read pages 59-62 including Making it Concrete and 3.5(skip exercise 3.6)
  •  Complete Chapter 3 Summary
  • Read pages 68-73 Work exercises 4.1-4.4

Wednesday

9/18

Goal Setting

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 Assignment due Next class

  • Read pages 74-85
  • Do Brainstorm Activity page 74 and exercises 4.5
  • 4.7 and 4.8
  • Critical Thinking about a Difficult Course and
  •   Summary for Chapter 4

Monday

9/ 23

studyworm

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 Assignment due Next class

NO Unit 1 homework can be turned in after today!

Wednesday

9/25

 Unit Test 1 Chapter 1-4

Assignment due Next class

  •   Begin Chapter 5
  •    Read 88-94 including Making Connections and Flash cards for terms of page 94
  • See directions for flash cards on page 93 or use an app such as Quizlet
  •   Fill in summary as you read
  •   Compute your daily average to date

Monday

9/30

Learning Principles /Brain Basics comput.gifPower Point comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

  • Read pages 95-106 Work all exercises

Wednesday

10/2

Learning Principles Activities

Assignment due Next class

Monday

10/7studyworm

How Memory Works Review for Test comput.gifPower Point

Continue with Learning Principles

Assignment due Next class

  • Chapter 5 Summary
  • Page 107 (exercise 5.5)

Wednesday

10/9

Unit 2 Test Chapter 5

Assignment due Next class

  • Read pages 124-128 and Fill in Summary as you read
  Fall Break

Wednesday

10/16

Beyond Memory and Intro to Note taking

Assignment due Next class

  • Pages 131 Exercises 6.2 and 6.3

Monday

 10/21

Print your own Cornell Paper

Summary space at top

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Practice notes

Assignment due Next class

Watch the introduction and then choose 4 of the Brain Rules to watch and take notes on using the Question in the Margin System. You may watch as many additional "rule segments" as you like and take notes on them for 5 extra credit points each--if done well!

Wednesday

10/231

Textbooks comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

Monday

 10/28

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Practice notes

Assignment due Next class

  •    Read pages 184-209 Work all exercises
  •    Summary for Chapter 8

Wednesday

10/30

Finish Learning Styles/Review

 Assignment due Next class

Monday

11/4

Library explanation/ Test 3

 Assignment due Next class

  • Library Assignment 1
  • Read pages 264-269 use question in the margin system and fill in the summary down to "what is the primary datebase for books?"
    Meet in Library on Wednesday. Turn in Assignment #1 at the beginning of class

Wednesday

11/6

Meet in Library

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 Turn in Assignment #1at beginning of class

Work on Library Assignment 2 and 3

 Assignment due Next class

  • Assignment #2 due at beginning of class

Monday

11/11

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Turn in Assignment #2

Finish Assignment 3

Review last 30 minutes

 Assignment due Next class

  • Birthday Sheet due -10 points on the test

Wednesday

11/13

Unit Test 4

Assignment due Next class

  •   Pages 210-218

Monday

11/18

 

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Assignment due Next class

  • Read and Complete all exercises (not done in class) through page 232
  • Make Flashcards of Direction words page 235

Wednesday

11/20

 Objective/Essay Tests comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

  • Finish chapter 9 including summary
  • Choose on of the 7 on exercise 9.16
  • Making it Concrete page 242

Monday

11/25

Essay Tests /Review /explanation of Take Home comput.gifPower Point Stress

Assignment due Next class

Wednesday

11/25

Test V /REMIND TAKE HOME PART OF FINAL

Assignment due Next class

  • Take home portion of Final
  Thanksgiving
Monday 12/2 Review for Final

Wednesday

12/4

LAST DAY OF CLASS

TAKE HOME PORTION OF FINAL DUE

FINAL EXAM

SCHEDULE

 

Monday Wednesday

EXAM SCHEDULE

2:20-3:45 Wed Dec 11 12:30_2:30
4:10-5:35 Monday Dec 9 3:30-5:30

6-7:45

Monday Dec 9

6-8