HOW TO SUCCEED IN YOUR CLASSES?,
The 5 Agreements
THE SEMESTER’S WORKLOAD
ALL WORK MUST BE TYPED. All papers and discussions (except classroom questions / notes / CLOs) will be sent in to the Blackboard shell for your class – number your work!. Each Modesto Junior College student has access to the Blackboard through the MJC / Pirate’s Net Homepage. Keep copies of all your work. Students will receive periodic feedback on their work through Blackboard.
STUDENT SUCCESS CLASS GUIDE
How to be successful in this class:
#1 How to prepare for class: You should bring whatever course materials apply (notebook, Success guide, recorder, etc.).
#2 What to expect during class: Review of earlier material. Video / multimedia assessment. Lecture over new class materials/information, questions, to give you an opportunity to gain comfort with new skills & information. Review of due dates for assignments and activities.
#3 What you should do after class: Review the course material and examples from the texts. Synthesize the lecture, readings and visuals. Work on assignments early – this will allow for time to ask critical questions.
IF YOU CARE ABOUT YOUR GRADE, KEEP TRACK OF IT YOURSELF – number your work!
If you are ever "stuck" or if you are freaking-out over something that you think will keep you from making it - let me know. Chances are I may have been there / done that - or - I know someone who has. Don't be afraid to ask for help! - Al Smith
FALL 2016 SYLLABUS LINKS
(active on 8/29/2016)
History 101 - section 0336 -
U.S. History through 1877.
History 106 – section 4545 –
World Civilizations through 1648.
History 112 – section 5611 –
20th Century United States.
History 113 – section 2945 –
Social & Cultural U. S. before 1900
History 154 – sections 2940 & 2941–
African Americans before 1900.
Social Sciences 154 – section 4541 – Movies With a Message.
Course Outlines of Record
A NOTE ON READING: Your performance relating to weekly reading is directly linked to your success with course assignments. If you do not read the course material you will not succeed on the writing, testing, or discussion/participation levels.
B –Remember: you also have access to many Student Support Services, such as the Tutorial Center. The Library & Learning Center has resources that can make or break an assignment. The Writing Center is open, as is the Office Administration Center -- all of these counts towards helping with your success.
ONLY YOU can access them!