Fall 2015 MWF   Syllabus University 1010 K

Carolyn Hopper: Coordinator

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chopper@mtsu.edu

898-2157

Instructor: Joy Gray   joycelyn.gray@mtsu.edu 615-801-6482
Angie Kleinau   angie.kleinau@mtsu.edu  
Larry Hurt   larry.hurt@mtsu.edu  
Mychal Foster   mychal.foster@mtsu.edu  
Lewis Gray   lewis.gray@mtsu.edu 615-638-1507

 textTextbook: Practicing College Learning Strategies 7th 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

 

Spring 16 Advision Worksheet

Spring 16 Registration PPT  

College Activities mtsu

 

Activities Log

Virtual Field Trips vft

Library Packet library

Study Guide Downloads

Cornell (note taking)Paper

Hopper/Kleinau/Foster/Hurt assignment LOG

Monday

August 24

Overview of Class comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

Watch this Video

  • Print this syllabus
  • Study Syllabus and Learning Outcomes for Course
  • Buy Text: Practicing Learning Strategies 7th edition,    Hopper
  • Read and Study Preface xv-xx Make a list of 3 things that interest you about the course. (Put on index card.)
  • Read pages 1-4 of text answer the first 2 question of the Study Guide page 25. (The answers to Study Guide question are straight from the text in the order you come to them in the reading.)
  • First Day Analysis

Wednesday

August 26

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

  • Read4-11. Work Practices 1.1,1.2,1.3,1.4
  • Read pages 12-15 answer Study Guide questions pages 26-27through question 14
  •      Email assignmentcompt-boyau.gif

Friday

August 28

 

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Questions about what you read or Study Guide?

 

xVirtual Field Trip for College Homepage

Assignment due Next class

  •     Practices 1.5,1.6
  •      Read pages 15-28
  •     Complete  Chapter 1 Study Guide
  •      Bring Career Exploration Inventory to class

 

Monday 8/31

GPA/Analysis of 1st week of College comput.gifPower Point

Career Inventory Explanation or discussion of first week of classes

Chapter 1 Practice quiz

     Scavenger Hunt due

Assignment due Next class

  • xVirtual Field Trip for College Life
  • Begin Chapter 2 –read pages 29-34. Fill in first 7 questions of Study Guide as you read.
  • Work Practice 2.1
  •  Begin on Practice 2.2-Time log

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

Wednesday 9/2

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Link to Google Calendar

Time Management comput.gifPower Point

Link to Printable To Do List

Link to Printable planners

Link to Time Management Organizer

Assignment due Next class

Friday

9/4

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 pages38-39
  •   Chapter 2 Study Guide
  • Modeling the Learning Process page 45
  •    Begin Chapter 3 pages 52-58 Fill in Study Guide as you read
  •    Practice 3.3 and 3.4
Monday 9/7 LABOR DAY NO CLASSS

Wednesday

9/9

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

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 Assignment due Next class

Friday

9/11

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Turn in College Activity

Critical Thinking Bloom comput.gifPower Point

 Assignment due Next class

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  • Begin Chapter 4 Read pages 67-72
  • Fill in Study Guide as your read
  • Practice 4.1 through 4.4

Monday

9/14

 

 

Goal Setting comput.gifPower Point

 Assignment due Next class

Wednesday

9/16

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Goal Setting /Writing Smart Goals

 Assignment due Next class

Friday

9/18

Turn in College Activity

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 Review for Unit Test 1 Chapters 1-4

Assignment due Next class

   

Monday

9/21

exam

Unit Test 1 Chapter 1-4

When you finish your test.

Assignment due Next class

  • Begin Chapter 5
  •   Read 87-93 including Making Connections and Flash cards for terms of page 93
  •   See directions for flash cards on page 92 or use an app such as Quizlet
  • Fill in Study Guide as you read--through question 8
  • Compute your daily average to date
  • Unit I Evaluation Print and bring to class

Wednesday

9/23

Learning Principles /Brain Basics comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

Friday 9/25

 

Turn in College Activity

Learning Principles  comput.gifPower Point

Continue with Learning Principles

Assignment due Next class

Monday

9/28

 

Learning Principles Activities comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

  • Read How Memory Works pages 109-117
  • Work Critical Thinking Exercise
  • Modeling the Learning Process
  • Finish Chapter 5 Study Guide

Wednesday

9/30

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How Memory Works Flow Chart comput.gifPower Point

Test Review

Assignment due Next class

Friday

10/2

Turn in College Activity

exam

Unit 2 Test Chapter 5

Assignment due Next class

  • Read pages 123-127  and Fill in Study Guide as you read

Monday

10/5

Turn in College Activity

 

Beyond Learning Principles

Work Practice 6.1 in class

Assignment due Next class

Wednesday

10/7

 

Print your own Cornell Paper

Note taking/Listening comput.gifPower Point

 Begin explanation of QMS Begin practice notes

Chart for Question in the Margin

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

10/9

Turn in College Activity

Note taking  comput.gifPower Point

Practice notes

Assignment due Next class

  Fall Break October 10-13

Wednesday 10/14

 

Textbooks  comput.gifPower Point

Quiz on lecture side of the chart

Fill in Textbook side

Assignment due Next class

Friday 10/16

 

 

Textbook Mapping and Concentrationcomput.gifPower Point

Quiz on both sided of Chart

Assignment due Next class

  • Work Practice 6.7—your responses should include how learning principles are used in BOTH LECTURE AND TEXTBOOK QMS
  • Chapter 7 Study Guide
  • Complete Practices 8.1 and 8.3

Monday

10/19

Learning Styles Sensory Modes/Hemispheric Dom 

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Assignment due Next class

Wednesday

10/21

 

 

Learning Styles Multiple Intelligence  comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

Friday

10/24

Turn in College Activity

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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

10/26

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

10/28

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

10/30

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

11/2

studyworm.giflibrary.jpg

Information Literacy Review for Test

Turn in Assignment 3 and 4

Assignment due Next class

Wednesday

114

examTurn in College Activity

Information Literacy Test

Assignment due Next class

  • Read pages 201-209

Friday 116

 

 

Test Taking comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

 

  • Map Survival Tips for Taking Tests pp 211
  • Read pages 212-219

Monday

11/9

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

True/False-Multiple Choice Strategies Summary

Assignment due Next class

  • Quiz on Absolutes

Wednesday

11/11

 

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 225

Friday

11/13

 

Essay Tests comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

Monday

11/16

 

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Work on 9.16 and 9.17 in class

Assignment due Next class

Read Chapter 10 Stress

VFT Stress fieldtrip.gif

Wednesday

11/18

mtsu

Last day to Turn in College Activities

Stress comput.gifPower Point comput.gifPower Point

Stress Video

or Assertiveness Activities

In class stress assignment. (Hopper)

Read and complete Study Guide for Chapter 10

Complete Part 1 of Stress VFT

Turn both in at end of class

Assignment due Next class

Friday

11/20

studyworm.gif

Review for Unit Test 5

Explanation for Take Home Final

Assignment due Next class

Monday

11/23

exam

Unit Test 5

Assignment due Next class

 

Nov 25-28 thanksgivingThanksgiving

Monday

11/30

 

Give back all tests

Discuss Take Home

Wednesday

12/2

Review for Final

LAST DAY OF CLASS

TAKE HOME PORTION OF FINAL DUEexam

FINAL EXAM

SCHEDULE

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Monday Wednesday Friday

EXAM SCHEDULE

8:00 Wednesday Dec 9 7:30-9:30
9:10- Wednesday Dec 9 10-12
10:20 Monday Dec 7 9:30-11:30

11:30-

Friday Dec 4 10-12

12:40

Monday Dec 7

12:30-2:30

1:50

Friday Dec 4

12:30-2:30

3:00 Wednesday Dec 9 3-5
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