Fall 2013 MWF   Syllabus University 1010 K

Carolyn Hopper: Coordinator

241 Peck Hall

chopper@mtsu.edu

898-2157

Instructor:      

 Textbook: Practicing College Learning Strategies 6th edition, Hopper, Wadsworth/Cengage 2013

Do Not Rent This Textbook. You will use it like a workbook and turn in pages from the book.

Test evaluations

Course Requirements

Learning Outcomes

 

Practice Chapter Quizzes

ppt PowerPoint links libLibrary Assignments

College Activities mtsu

 

Activities Log

Virtual Field Trips vft

Library Packet library

Summary Downloads

Cornell (note taking)Paper

Hopper/Kleinau 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. (Put on index card.)
  • 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.)
  • First Day Analysis

Wednesday

August 28

Essential Resources/Higher Educationcomput.gifPower Point

Activity 1 Awareness

Explain scavenger hunt assignmentscavbullet.jpg

Assignment due Next class

Link to MTSU Catalog

Student Handbook found in Blue Raider Planner link here

Fall Registration Guide link here

  • 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 assignmentcompt-boyau.gif

Friday

August 30

 

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Survival Tips/Student Responsibility comput.gifPower Point

Questions about what you read or summary?

Chapter 1 Practice quiz

xVirtual Field Trip for College Homepage

 

 

Assignment due Next class

Monday Labor Day no class

 

Wednesday 9/4

GPA/Analysis of 1st week of College

LASSI comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

  • xVirtual Field Trip for College Life
  • Begin Chapter 2 –read pages 30-36 Fill in summary as you read down to How to create a Master schedule
  • Work exercise 2.1
  •  Begin on Exercise 2.2-Time log
  •   Complete Making It Concrete

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

Friday 9/6

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Time Management comput.gifPower Point

Link to Printable To Do List

Link to Printable planners

Link to Time Management Organizer

Assignment due Next class

Monday

9/9

Turn in College Activity

Master Schedule comput.gifPower Point

Chapter 2 Practice quiz

Master Schedule Worksheet

 Assignment due Next class

  •   Begin on Master schedule Follow Up pages 40-41
  •   Chapter 2 summary
  •    Begin Chapter 3 pages 52-58 Fill in summary as you read
  •    Exercise 3.3 and 3.4

Wednesday

9/11

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Critical Thinking/Decision Making Fact/Opinion comput.gifPower Point

 Assignment due Next class

Friday

9/13

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Critical Thinking Bloom comput.gifPower Point

 Assignment due Next class

fieldtrip.gif Virtual Field Trip Bloom

  • Begin Chapter 4 Read pages 68-74
  • Fill in summary as your read
  • Exercise 4.1 through 4.4

Monday

9/16

Turn in College Activity

 

Goal Setting comput.gifPower Point

 Assignment due Next class

Wednesday

9/18

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Goal Setting /Writing Smart Goals

 Assignment due Next class

Friday

9/20

 

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 Review for Unit Test 1 Chapters 1-4

Assignment due Next class

   

Monday

9/23

examTurn in College Activity

Unit Test 1 Chapter 1-4

When you finish your test.

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
  • Unit I Evaluation Print and bring to class

Wednesday

9/25

Learning Principles /Brain Basics comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

Friday

9/27

 

Learning Principles  comput.gifPower Point

Continue with Learning Principles

Assignment due Next class

Monday

9/30

Turn in College Activity

Learning Principles Activities comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

Wednesday

10/2

studyworm.gif

How Memory Works Flow Chart comput.gifPower Point

Test Review

Assignment due Next class

Friday

10/4

 

exam

Unit 2 Test Chapter 5

Assignment due Next class

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

Monday

10/7

Turn in College Activity

 

Beyond Learning Principles

Work exercise 6.1 in class

Assignment due Next class

  • Pages 131-135 Fill in summary as you go.

Wednesday

10/9

Note taking/Listening comput.gifPower Point

 Begin explanation of QMS Begin 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!

Friday

10/11

 

Note taking  comput.gifPower Point

Practice notes

Assignment due Next class

  FALL Break October 12-15

Wednesday

10/16

Turn in College Activity

Textbooks  comput.gifPower Point

Quiz on lecture side of the chart

Fill in Textbook side

Assignment due Next class

Friday

 10/18

 

Textbook Mapping and Concentrationcomput.gifPower Point

Quiz on both sided of Chart

Assignment due Next class

  • Work Exercise 6.8—your responses should include how learning principles are used in BOTH LECTURE AND TEXTBOOK QMS
  • Chapter 7 Summary
  • Complete Exercises 8.1 and 8.4

Monday

10/21

Learning Styles Sensory Modes/Hemispheric Dom 

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Assignment due Next class

Wednesday

10/23

Turn in College Activity

 

Learning Styles Multiple Intelligence  comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

Friday

10/25

 

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Unit Test 3 Review

Explanation of Library Unit

Assignment due Next class

You should have 50 College Activities Points by now

Monday

10/28

exam

Unit Test 3

Assignment due Next class

  • Library Assignment #1
  • Meet in Library on Wednesday. Turn in Assignment #1 at the beginning of class

Wednesday

10/30

Turn in College Activity

Meet in Library

library.jpg

Information Literacy

Turn in Assignment #1

Work on Assignment #2

Assignment due Next class

  • Turn in Assignment #2

Friday

11/1

library.jpg

Turn in College Activity

Information Literacy

Turn in Assignment #2

Work on Assignment #3 and #4

Assignment due Next class

  • Assignment #3 and #4

Monday

11/4

studyworm.giflibrary.jpg

Information Literacy Review for Test

Turn in Assignment 3 and 4

Assignment due Next class

Wednesday

11/6

examTurn in College Activity

Information Literacy Test

Assignment due Next class

  • Read pages 210-218

Friday

11/8

 

Test Taking comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

Hopper Assignment

  • Map Survival Tips for Taking Tests pp 220-221
  • Read pages 222-227

Monday

11/11

Objective Tests comput.gifPower Point comput.gifPower Point  comput.gifPower Point

True/False-Multiple Choice Strategies Summary

Assignment due Next class

  • Map Strategies for True False
  • Quiz on Absolutes

Wednesday

11/13

Turn in College Activity

Objective Tests comput.gifPower Point  comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

  • Map Strategies for MC/Fill-in and Matching
  • Make Flash Cards of Direction Words page 235

Friday

11/15

 

Essay Tests comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

  • Map Checklist for Essay Tests
  • Chapter 9 Summary

Monday

11/18

 

Essay Tests comput.gifPower Point  comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

Read Chapter 10 Stress

VFT Stress fieldtrip.gif

Wednesday

11/20

Turn in College Activity

Stress comput.gifPower Point

Stress Video

In class stress assignment. (Hopper)

Read and complete summary for Chapter 10

Complete Part 1 of Stress VFT

Turn both in at end of class

Assignment due Next class

Friday

11/22

studyworm.gif

Review for Unit Test 5

Explanation for Take Home Final

Assignment due Next class

Monday

11/25

exam

Unit Test 5

Assignment due Next class

All College Activities Due

Wednesday

11/27

 

Give back all tests

Retake LASSI

Discuss Take Home

  Thanksgiving

Monday

12/2

Review for Final

Wednesday

12/4

LAST DAY OF CLASS

TAKE HOME PORTION OF FINAL DUEexam

FINAL EXAM

SCHEDULE

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Monday Wednesday Friday

EXAM SCHEDULE

6:50 Friday December 6 7-9 am
8:00 Wednesday Dec 11 7:30-9:30
9:10- Wednesday Dec 11 10-12
10:20 Monday Dec 9 9:30-11:30

11:30-

Friday Dec 6 10-12

12:40

Monday Dec 9

12:30-2:30

1:50

Friday December 6

12:30-2:30

3:00 Wednesday Dec 11 3-5