Foundations for Academic Success – CLST 100

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course is designed to assist students in their academic adjustment to college. There is a focus on learning and application of study strategies and self-management skills. In addition, emphasis is placed on community and accountability which provide the foundation for academic success.

Prerequisites

None

Rationale

For those students who have been removed from the academic arena for some time or for those who might have inadequately prepared for college work initially, this course will serve as a means of establishing direction and of obtaining those skills which will enable them to appropriately strive for success in college-level curricula.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Identify his/her learning style and brain dominance while explaining study strategies that complement his/her unique way of learning.
  2. Analyze how time is allocated while evaluating whether or not time is spent effectively.
  3. Understand selected technology applications.
  4. Illustrate an understanding of the different types of study methods.
  5. Reflect an understanding of the relationship between biblical values and academic knowledge in developing a Christian worldview.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Content Summaries (4)

During Weeks 2, 4, 5, and 7, the student will write a 2-paragraph summary of at least 200-300 words of the week’s content (reading and presentations).

Biblical Worldview Reading Quiz

This quiz will cover the reading material from the module/week in which it is assigned. It will be open-book/open-notes and contain 5 multiple-choice questions, 7 matching questions, 2 true/false questions, and 1 essay question. Students will have a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes.

Discussion Board Forums (2)

For each Discussion Board Forum, the student will submit a thread of at least 3 paragraphs (totaling at least 200-300 words) answering the questions provided. The student will then submit a reply of at least 1 paragraph (minimum 50 words) to at least 2 classmates’ threads. All writing must be professional in content and delivery and written in proper English.

Time Management Reflection

The student will complete 3 separate charts—a daily, weekly, and monthly schedule—that reflect his/her current time management skills. The student will also write a summary of at least 200-300 words focusing on what he/she has learned and how these schedules can be applied to his/her courses and life.

Self-Analysis

The student will choose to submit this assignment as a 5-paragraph paper (no less than 750 words) or as a 6-slide PowerPoint presentation. This assignment will assist the student in identifying his/her learning style(s), personality type(s), and multiple intelligences strength(s).

Note-Taking Assignment

The student will take notes on a chosen course lecture or sermon using either the Cornell method, a traditional outline method, or a visual map. The student will then write a 1–2-paragraph summary of at least 200-300 words answering questions provided in the course and submit this along with his/her notes.

Recognizing Plagiarism Activity Quiz

This quiz will cover the presentation material from the module/week in which it is assigned. It will be open-book/open-notes, contain 5 multiple-choice and true/false questions and 5 essay questions, and have a time limit of 1 hour.

Netiquette Activity Quiz

This quiz will cover the presentation material for the module/week in which it is assigned. It will be open-book/open-notes, contain 5 multiple-choice and true/false questions and 7 essay questions, and have a time limit of 1 hour.

Quizzes (3)

Each quiz will cover the Reading & Study material for the modules/weeks up through the module/week in which it is assigned. Each quiz will be open-book/open-notes, contain 25 multiple-choice and true/false questions, and have a time limit of 45 minutes. The student will be allowed 3 attempts and only his/her highest score will be recorded.

Final Exam

The Final Exam will cover the Reading & Study material for all modules/weeks. The Final Exam will be open-book/open-notes, contain 4 essay questions, and have a time limit of 1 hour and 30 minutes.