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College Success

ABS 101W

College Success

ABS 101W

Course Description

Explores academic skills and strategies needed for college-level learning and success. Examines effective personal attributes/behaviors, available college resources, and general expectations of college professors and courses. Practices engagement in the greater campus culture and recognition of the value of learning beyond the classroom. Assists in the identification of individual strengths and the creation of a personal plan for reaching college goals using information from the course. Encourages writing, as a reflective practice, to enhance learning. (30-0)

Outcomes and Objectives

Develop and practice a lifestyle management plan associated with attitudes and habits that leads to successful attainment of academic goals.

Objectives:

  • Develop and practice appropriate wellness skills; e.g., stress management, personal health, etc.
  • Identify appropriate support strategies outside the college environment.
  • Identify personal values and strengths and connect those to successful college behavior.
  • Evaluate the financial consequences of decisions both directly related to and outside the college experience that will impact reaching one's goals.

Develop and practice habits associated with enhancing effective academic foundational skills.

Objectives:

  • Identify reading, writing, math, and basic technology skills and assess areas for improvement.
  • Identify study skills such as note taking, test preparation, etc. and assess areas for improvement.
  • Identify time management and organizational skills and assess areas for improvement.
  • Identify common expectations of college professors and appropriate classroom behavior and decorum and assess areas for improvement.

Engage in the larger campus culture and explore co-and extra-curricular opportunities that enhance the college experience.

Objectives:

  • Discover and demonstrate knowledge of a variety of college clubs and organizations, available campus life experiences, and service learning opportunities.
  • Participate at the level of audience member or greater in one or more campus life opportunities; e.g. organizations, speakers, programs, activities, and diversity and inclusion programs.

Identify, assess, and utilize college resources to maximize academic and personal success.

Objectives:

  • Visit, either on-line or in person, a variety of available college resources such as Financial Aid, Counseling and Advising, the Reading Writing Center, the Teaching Learning Center, Disabilities Services, the Career Center, the Fitness Center, instructor on-line information and office hours, etc. and demonstrate knowledge of these resources.
  • Access appropriate college materials; e.g.; the website, catalog, course syllabi, "Student Rights and Responsibilities." etc. and demonstrate knowledge of these materials.

Develop a comprehensive college success plan.