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They will be unannounced and unscheduled.

How you will be evaluated

Your success depends on being prepared for and participating in each class. You are expected to attend every class session on time and to have your homework and textbook reading completed when assigned. Assignments are due on the day of class (during class is preferable but assignments will be accepted via email by midnight of the class day for full credit). Late assignments will be accepted for half credit for one week after the due date. After that, zero points will be given for the assignment. The Late Assignment Coupon may also be used for one late assignment, please write that you are using your one-time coupon on the top of the assignment when you turn it in. All assignments are detailed below. Your grade for the course will be based on:

  • Attendance and Participation (300 pts)
  • Knowledge Check Quizzes (160 pts)
  • Success Journals Five Success Journals (50 pts each)
  • Study skills and Textbook Assignments
    • Academic Success Agreement (20 pts)
    • Time Management Assignment (100 pts)
    • Two SQ3R Mastery Study Sheets (25 pts each)
    • Cornell Lecture Notes (75 pts)
    • Aims Web Scavenger Hunt (50 pts)
    • Vision Board or Roadmap (100 pts)
  • Keeping the End in Mind (300 pts)

Summary grading criteria

  • Attendance and Participation: 300 points
  • Knowledge Check Quizzes: 160 points
  • Success Journals: 250 points
  • Study Skills and Textbook Assignments: 395 points
  • Keeping the End in Mind Assignment: 300 points
  • Total points available: 1405 points

Success journals

Five suggestions for writing a meaningful Success Journal include:

  1. reflect on all parts of the question,
  2. be spontaneous,
  3. be honest,
  4. be creative,
  5. dive deep!

Success Journals are assigned based on current and upcoming classroom topics. These writing assignments should be approximately one typed page (double spaced, 12 pt font, 1 inch margin) or approximately two hand-written pages and should include your thoughts, interpretations, understandings and application of the assignment related to your current experiences and anecdotal information from fellow college students. Points will be deducted if length requirements are not met. The purpose of these assignments is to encourage the internal and external processing of your college experience, learning about yourself, and from the experiences of those around you. The list of Success Journal questions and due dates are below. Instructor will provide grading guideline for Success Journals.

Course outline

Course outline
In-Class Activities Reading Assignments
Week 1: Introduction / Creating Success
  1. Let's Get Started! Introductions and Syllabus Review
  2. Sample Essay MLA Format
  3. Success Journal Criteria
Create - Building Your Own Successful Future
  • Academic Success Agreement (email)
Week 2: Prioritize Planning Time and Reducing Stress Prioritize - Planning Your Time and Reducing Stress
  • Letter to Me Success Journal
  • Time Management Assignment
Week 3: Read Building Successful Reading and Comprehension Skills with SQ3R Read - Building Your Reading and Comprehension Skills
  • SQ3R Mastery Study Sheet (p 211)
Week 4: Record
  1. Cultivating Listening Skills and Developing a Note-taking System for Textbook Notes
  2. Cultivating Listening Skills and Developing a Note-taking System for Lecture Notes
Cultivating Your Listening Skills and Developing a Note-taking System that Works for You
  • Cornell Lecture Notes
  • Academic Success Agreement Self-Evaluation
Week 5: Persist
  1. Understand the Culture of College
  2. Web Scavenger Hunt
  3. Calculating GPA, Student Rights and Responsibilities, Code of Conduct, Civility
Explore - Understanding Your Institution and the Culture of College Web Scavenger Hunt Worksheet
Week 6: Engage
  1. Developing Your Personal and Academic Motivation: Vision Board/Roadmap
  2. Vision Board/Roadmap Presentations
Engage - Developing Your Personal and Academic Motivation Vision Board/Roadmap Assignment
Week 7: Staying Power Staying Power Success Journal
Week 8: Developing a Study Plan
  1. Study Habits Inventory and Analysis
  2. Mindset
Learn - Using Your Dominant Intelligence, Preferred Learning Style, and Unique Personality Type to Become an Active Learner Mindset Success Journal
Week 9: Study
  • Developing Your Memory, Study, and Test-taking Skills
Understand - Empowering Your Memory, Studying Effectively, and Taking Tests With Confidence SQ3R Mastery Study Sheet (p258)
Week 10: Study
  • Developing Your Memory, Study, and Test-taking Skills
  • Stress-free Math Testing
    Bring copy of math test you have completed
Math Success Journal
Week 11: Plan Focusing on Your Future and Professional Career Transition - Planning Your Future
  • 7 Question Success Journal
  • Keeping the End in Mind

Questions & Answers

find the 15th term of the geometric sequince whose first is 18 and last term of 387
Jerwin Reply
I know this work
The given of f(x=x-2. then what is the value of this f(3) 5f(x+1)
virgelyn Reply
hmm well what is the answer
how do they get the third part x = (32)5/4
kinnecy Reply
can someone help me with some logarithmic and exponential equations.
Jeffrey Reply
sure. what is your question?
okay, so you have 6 raised to the power of 2. what is that part of your answer
I don't understand what the A with approx sign and the boxed x mean
it think it's written 20/(X-6)^2 so it's 20 divided by X-6 squared
I'm not sure why it wrote it the other way
I got X =-6
ok. so take the square root of both sides, now you have plus or minus the square root of 20= x-6
oops. ignore that.
so you not have an equal sign anywhere in the original equation?
is it a question of log
I rally confuse this number And equations too I need exactly help
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Commplementary angles
Idrissa Reply
im all ears I need to learn
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what is a good calculator for all algebra; would a Casio fx 260 work with all algebra equations? please name the cheapest, thanks.
Kevin Reply
a perfect square v²+2v+_
Dearan Reply
kkk nice
Abdirahman Reply
algebra 2 Inequalities:If equation 2 = 0 it is an open set?
Kim Reply
or infinite solutions?
The answer is neither. The function, 2 = 0 cannot exist. Hence, the function is undefined.
Embra Reply
if |A| not equal to 0 and order of A is n prove that adj (adj A = |A|
Nancy Reply
rolling four fair dice and getting an even number an all four dice
ramon Reply
Kristine 2*2*2=8
Bridget Reply
Differences Between Laspeyres and Paasche Indices
Emedobi Reply
No. 7x -4y is simplified from 4x + (3y + 3x) -7y
Mary Reply
how do you translate this in Algebraic Expressions
linda Reply
Need to simplify the expresin. 3/7 (x+y)-1/7 (x-1)=
Crystal Reply
. After 3 months on a diet, Lisa had lost 12% of her original weight. She lost 21 pounds. What was Lisa's original weight?
Chris Reply
what's the easiest and fastest way to the synthesize AgNP?
Damian Reply
types of nano material
abeetha Reply
I start with an easy one. carbon nanotubes woven into a long filament like a string
many many of nanotubes
what is the k.e before it land
what is the function of carbon nanotubes?
I'm interested in nanotube
what is nanomaterials​ and their applications of sensors.
Ramkumar Reply
what is nano technology
Sravani Reply
what is system testing?
preparation of nanomaterial
Victor Reply
Yes, Nanotechnology has a very fast field of applications and their is always something new to do with it...
Himanshu Reply
good afternoon madam
what is system testing
what is the application of nanotechnology?
In this morden time nanotechnology used in many field . 1-Electronics-manufacturad IC ,RAM,MRAM,solar panel etc 2-Helth and Medical-Nanomedicine,Drug Dilivery for cancer treatment etc 3- Atomobile -MEMS, Coating on car etc. and may other field for details you can check at Google
anybody can imagine what will be happen after 100 years from now in nano tech world
after 100 year this will be not nanotechnology maybe this technology name will be change . maybe aftet 100 year . we work on electron lable practically about its properties and behaviour by the different instruments
name doesn't matter , whatever it will be change... I'm taking about effect on circumstances of the microscopic world
how hard could it be to apply nanotechnology against viral infections such HIV or Ebola?
silver nanoparticles could handle the job?
not now but maybe in future only AgNP maybe any other nanomaterials
I'm interested in Nanotube
this technology will not going on for the long time , so I'm thinking about femtotechnology 10^-15
can nanotechnology change the direction of the face of the world
Prasenjit Reply
At high concentrations (>0.01 M), the relation between absorptivity coefficient and absorbance is no longer linear. This is due to the electrostatic interactions between the quantum dots in close proximity. If the concentration of the solution is high, another effect that is seen is the scattering of light from the large number of quantum dots. This assumption only works at low concentrations of the analyte. Presence of stray light.
Ali Reply
the Beer law works very well for dilute solutions but fails for very high concentrations. why?
bamidele Reply
how did you get the value of 2000N.What calculations are needed to arrive at it
Smarajit Reply
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