Fall 2012 MWF   Syllabus University 1010 K

Carolyn Hopper: Coordinator

241 Peck Hall

chopper@mtsu.edu

898-2157

Instructor Joy Gray

  joycelyn.gray@mtsu.edu  
Instructor:Angie Kleinau   angie.Kleinau@mtsu.edu  
Instructor: Fred Tyus   fred.tyus@mtsu.edu  

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

Test evaluations

Course Requirements

Learning Outcomes

 

Practice Chapter Quizzes

ppt PowerPoint links libLibrary Assignments

College Activities mtsu

Activities Log

Virtual Field Trips vft Summary Downloads

Hopper/Kleinau assignment LOG

Monday

 August 27

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 29

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 assignmentcompt-boyau.gif

Friday

August 31

 

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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 September 3

No Class Labor Day

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Wednesday

September 5

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 coompleted for College Activities.

Friday

September 7

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Turn in College Activity

Time Management comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

Monday

September 10

Master Schedule comput.gifPower Point

Chapter 2 Practice quiz

 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

September 12

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

 Assignment due Next class

Friday

September 14

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Turn in College Activity

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

September 17

Goal Setting comput.gifPower Point

 Assignment due Next class

Wednesday

September 19

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Goal Setting /Writing Smart Goals

 Assignment due Next class

  • Exercise 4.8
  •   Exercise 4.9 optional extra credit
  • Making it Concrete
  • Read through 83
  • Complete Summary for Chapter 4
  • Bring Review Sheet to Class

Friday

September 21

Turn in College Activity

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 Review for Unit Test 1 Chapters 1-4

Assignment due Next class

   

Monday

September 24

exam

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

September 26

Learning Principles /Brain Basics comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

Friday

September 28

Turn in College Activity

Learning Principles  comput.gifPower Point

Continue with Learning Principles

Assignment due Next class

Monday

October 1

 

Learning Principles Activities comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

Wednesday

October 3

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How Memory Works Flow Chart comput.gifPower Point

Test Review

Assignment due Next class

Friday

 October 5

Turn in College Activity

exam

Unit 2 Test Chapter 5

Assignment due Next class

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

Monday

 October 8

FOCUS Project either this week or next.

Beyond Learning Principles

Work exercise 6.1 in class

Assignment due Next class

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

Wednesday

 October 10

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

 October 12

Turn in College Activity

Note taking  comput.gifPower Point

Practice notes

Assignment due Next class

October 13-16

Fall Break

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Wednesday

 October 17

Textbooks  comput.gifPower Point

Quiz on lecture side of the chart

Fill in Textbook side

Assignment due Next class

  • Read pages 152-162 Fill in Summary as you read.
  • Work Exercise 7.2 fieldtrip.gif Take Virtual Field Trip for Marking Textbooks

Friday

 October 19

Turn in College Activity

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

October 22

Learning Styles Sensory Modes/Hemispheric Dom 

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Assignment due Next class

Wednesday October 24

Learning Styles Multiple Intelligence  comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

Friday

 October 26

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

October 29

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

October 31

Meet in Library

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Information Literacy

Turn in Assignment #1

Work on Assignment #2

Assignment due Next class

  • Turn in Assignment #2

Friday November 2

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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

November 5

studyworm.giflibrary.jpg

Information Literacy Review for Test

Turn in Assignment 3 and 4

Assignment due Next class

Wednesday

November 7

exam

Information Literacy Test

Assignment due Next class

  • Read pages 210-218

Friday

 November 9

Turn in College Activity

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

November 12

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

November 14

Hopper Assignment

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

November 16

Turn in College Activity

Essay Tests comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

Monday

November 19

 

Essay Tests comput.gifPower Point  comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

Read Chapter 10 Stress

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Wednesday

November 21

Stress comput.gifPower Point

Assignment due Next class

Thanksgiving

November 23-25

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Monday

November 26

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Review for Unit Test 5

Explanation for Take Home Final

Assignment due Next class

Wednesday

November 28

exam

Unit Test 5

Assignment due Next class

All College Activities Due

Friday

November 30

Give back all tests

Retake LASSI

Discuss Take Home

Monday

December 3

Review for Final

Wednesday

December 5

LAST DAY OF CLASS

TAKE HOME PORTION OF FINAL DUEexam

FINAL EXAM

SCHEDULE

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Monday Wednesday Friday

EXAM SCHEDULE

6:50-7:45

Friday December7

7-9 am

8-8:55

Wed December 12

7:30-9:30

9:10-10:05

Wed December 12

10-12

10:20-11:15

Mon December 10

9:30-11:30

11:30-12:25

Friday December7

10-12

12:40-1:35

Mon December 10

12:30-2:30

1:50-2:45

Friday December 7

12:30-2:30