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Academic Strategies Learning Outcomes

What will you get out of an assignment, class, or program from the Academic Strategies department? Learning outcomes tell you just that – they let you “know what you should know” by the time you’re finished. With learning outcomes, your course of study is organized, defined, and designed to help you succeed.

Academic Strategies courses at El Camino help you become a more effective student. Learning outcomes for the Academic Strategies department let you know why the knowledge and skills you are acquiring will be useful in your studies now and well into your future.

Learning Outcomes

 

AS 1 Individualized Academic Strategies
Students will:
1) Demonstrate an increased proficiency level in English, reading or math through various skill-building computer programs; and
2) Complete a minimum of 100 lessons in 54 hours or more.

AS 20 Prewriting Workshop
Given an in-class essay assignment, students will:
1) Use various prewriting strategies to generate ideas for writing a college-level essay;
2) Write a thesis statement that includes a topic and an opinion or point about the topic; and
3) Students will provide primary supporting ideas to support the thesis.

AS 22 Vocabulary Building for College Students
Given worksheets and in-class tests, the students will:
1) Demonstrate the appropriate use of a thesaurus in identifying and correctly using denotations, connotations, and euphemisms;
2) Demonstrate the appropriate use of a dictionary as it relates to multiple meanings and the etymology of words; and
3) Recall and use major roots and affixes to decipher and define unfamiliar words.

AS 23 Spelling Techniques
Students will:
1) Proofread college-level texts and identify most spelling errors;
2) Correct common spelling errors identified within a text; and
3) Understand and correctly apply common spelling and usage rules to previously unfamiliar words.

AS 25 Thinking Skills for College Courses
Students will:
1) Demonstrate the use of a series of techniques necessary to analyze, compare, contrast, organize and execute verbal reasoning problems;
2) Demonstrate the use of a series of techniques necessary to analyze, compare, contrast, organize and execute trends and patterns; and
3) Demonstrate the use of a series of techniques necessary to analyze, compare, contrast, organize and execute analogies.

AS 30 Test-Taking Strategies
Students will: 
1) Demonstrate an ability to employ strategies for answering true/false questions;
2) Exhibit an ability to employ strategies for answering multiple choice questions; and
3) Be able to correlate an application of acquired knowledge on subjective test questions with linguistically and structurally appropriate answers.

AS 33 Memory Techniques
Students will be able to: 
1) Explain two different mnemonic systems for encoding the same cluster of information;
2) Demonstrate a method of rehearsal of previously retained information; and
3) Recall information pegged to a specific mnemonic system.

AS 35 Listening and Note-Taking Skills
Students will be able to: 
1) Demonstrate the use of common abbreviations and speed-writing techniques;
2) Exhibit proper use of the Cornell note-taking system; and
3) Demonstrate the use of concept mapping as a note-taking system.

AS 36 Sentence Errors and Punctuation
Students will demonstrate:
1) Competent writing that is reasonably proficient in correct grammar skills;
2) Competent writing that is reasonably proficient in correct sentence structure; and
3) Writing that is reasonably proficient in correct use of punctuation.

AS 60 Strategies for Success in Distance Education
Students will demonstrate:
1) Their ability to navigate Etudes program and online learning platform systems in order to successfully conduct internet searches, send and download emails, use group discussion boards, and utilize multimedia in distance education courses;
2) Their ability to navigate and communicate in synchronous and asynchronous discussions, upload attachments, and illustrate ability to conduct rudimentary research on the internet; and
3) Application of test-taking techniques and study methods in an online environment.

 

Upon completion of their course of study in Academic Strategies, students will:

  1. Demonstrate acquisition of college preparatory skills that will prepare them for transfer-level, vocational, or basic skills courses
    Demonstrate proficiency in applying various analytical, comprehension, and problem-solving skills required for college success
    Be proficient in college-level reading, writing and/or mathematical skills

 

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310-660-3316