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DVS 060 - College Academic Strategies

Credits: 2
2 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: Reading placement test
Co-requisites: DVS 070  

This course helps students acquire strategies essential for college study including taking classroom notes, developing time management skills, preparing for tests, organizing a notebook and developing communication skills. In addition, students learn basic research skills.

Students must earn a “C” grade or better in this course to register for the next course in this discipline or to use this course as a prerequisite for a course in another discipline.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. Demonstrate effective note-taking strategies while reading texts and during lecture.
  2. Use metacognition to monitor learning and self-management.
  3. Apply appropriate communication skills in educational and professional settings.
  4. Explain effective priority management tools and strategies.
  5. Choose appropriate approaches to test taking to improve success.
  6. Develop a cohesive research project using the library’s resources.
Listed Topics
  1. Priority management
  2. Study strategies
  3. Note-taking methods
  4. Self-management
  5. Research process and information literacy
Reference Materials
Current recognized texts, handouts, videos, study sheets, Internet resources and multi-media.
Students who successfully complete this course acquire general knowledge, skills and abilities that align with CCAC’s definition of an educated person. Specifically, this course fulfills these General Education Goals:
  • Communication
  • Information Literacy
Approved By: Dr. Quintin B. Bullock Date Approved: 10/22/2020

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