Friday, October 3, 2014

Second 8-Week Courses

1. EDUC-X150: Becoming the Best Student

This course is an 8-week “academic booster shot” for freshmen and sophomores who want to quickly and drastically become the best students they can be. Instructors will assist in the development of a series of attitudes essential to making this transformation happen. Students will learn to use these attitudes to build individually-tailored and maximally effective skills in organization and time management, studying and test-taking strategies, note-taking, reading for better comprehension, and critical thinking.  This year, we’ll be honing these skills by diving into the visually rich metaphor for creating change at the center of our course text:  an elephant, a rider, and a path.


8027, MW, 9:30-10:45 AM
8028, MW 11:15 AM-12:30 PM
8029, MW, 1-2:15 PM
8032, MW, 2:45-4 PM
8033, TR, 9:30-10:45 AM

8034, TR, 11:15 AM-12:30 PM

8030, TR, 1-2:15 PM


Find it in the Schedule of Classes here (under "READ-LEARN TECHNIQUES 1, VT: BECOMING THE BEST STUDENT”):



2. EDUC-X152: Learning Strategies for the New College Student

Special Topic: New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina

This course is the total package.  We work on the rapid development of college-level skills, focusing on critical thinking and argument.  At the same time, we use an incredibly rich topic to develop these skills: the culture of New Orleans and Hurricane Katrina.  We study the history, geography, and cultural forms of the city (including food, music, and Mardi Gras) as well as varying perspectives on Katrina.  It’s really a chance to try out a whole bunch of different disciplines while studying a fascinating subject and working on skills students can transfer to any of their classes. 

Spots are available in section 16734, T/R, 11:15 AM-12:30 PM

 Find it in the Schedule of Classes here (under "EDUC-X152 READ-LEARN TECHNIQUES 3, VT: LRNG STRAT FOR NEW COLL STDN"):

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