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IMPORTANT NOTICE:  Effective fall 2018, some of the Academic Strategies courses have been changed to English courses (English 60 through 67). Courses will be listed in the schedule of classes in the English department section.

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Academic Strategies 1
Individualized Academic Strategies

1 unit; 3 hours lab per week to be arranged
Credit, not degree applicable

This laboratory course emphasizes self-paced individualized instruction based on computerized diagnoses of difficulties in reading and/or mathematical computation.  After diagnoses, individualized instructor-led and computer-based interventions are offered to improve reading or math skills.
Note: Pass/no pass only


Academic Strategies 20 (English 60 - Prewriting Workshop)
Prewriting Workshop

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, not degree applicable

In this course, students will learn strategies to increase their understanding and use of prewriting and planning techniques, which are important first steps in successfully completing college writing assignments.
Note: Pass/no pass only


Academic Strategies 22  (English 62 - Vocabulary Building for College Students)
Vocabulary Building for College Students

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, not degree applicable

This course is designed to increase the student’s vocabulary in reading, listening, writing, and speaking by introducing words and concepts that are essential to academic success. A systematic method for continued vocabulary development is emphasized.
Note: Pass/no pass only


Academic Strategies 23  (English 63 - Spelling Techniques)
Spelling Techniques

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, not degree applicable

This course is designed to help students identify and correct common spelling errors and to provide practice using the appropriate rules of spelling necessary for college level writing.
Note: Pass/no pass only


Academic Strategies 25  (English 67 - Thinking Skills for College Courses)
Thinking Skills for College Courses

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, not degree applicable

This course is designed to instruct students on how to analyze and use information, identify patterns, find the relationships in analogies, and draw logical conclusions with precision and accuracy.
Note: Pass/no pass only


Academic Strategies 30  (English 61 - Test-Taking Strategies)
Test-Taking Strategies

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, not degree applicable

In this course, students examine how testing instruments (such as true/false, multiple choice, and essay questions) are structured.  Students learn techniques designed to increase success on various types of achievement tests.
Note: Pass/no pass only

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Academic Strategies 33  (English 64 - Memory Techniques)
Memory Techniques

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, not degree applicable

This course is designed to introduce the student to methods of memory improvement and to provide practice in the techniques and their application to individual learning situations.
Note: Pass/no pass only


Academic Strategies 35  (English 65 - Listening and Notetaking Strategies)
Listening and Notetaking Strategies

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, not degree applicable

This course is designed for the student who needs to improve listening for comprehension.  They will learn to take organized notes, identifying main and subordinate points into meaningful categories.
Note: Pass/no pass only


Academic Strategies 36  (English 66 - Sentence Errors and Punctuation)
Sentence Errors and Punctuation

2 units; 2 hours lecture
Credit, not degree applicable

This course focuses on students locating and correcting in their own writing the most common and troublesome sentence structure errors.  The correct use of punctuation is reviewed and practiced.
Note: Pass/no pass only

 

Academic Strategies 60
Strategies for Success in Distance Education

1 unit; 1 hour lecture
Credit, not degree applicable

The goal of this course is to prepare students for taking distance education classes. This course covers the basics of taking an interactive, asynchronous distance education course via the Internet or other computer-based systems. Use of email, online class interactions such as discussion groups, World Wide Web access, equipment needs and differences between online and onsite courses will be covered.

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