HOW TO SUCCEED IN YOUR CLASSES?,
The 5 Agreements
THE SEMESTER’S WORKLOAD: STUDENT PORTFOLIO
#1 – Weekly Questions (DUE Weekly)
#2 – Parallel Lives Biography: Doing History (DUE Week #2)
#3 – Student Success (DUE Week #4)
#4 – Professor’s Choice Essay (DUE Week #6)
#5 – Student Choice Essay, Videography or Museum Project (DUE Week #8)
#6 – Professional Presentation / Career Applications: Individual, Group or Video (DUE Week #10)
#7 – Course Learning Objective Number One
#8 - Course Learning Objective Number Two
#9 - Course Learning Objective Number Three
#10 – Community Service: Your part in history (all 7 thru 10 DUE by Week 15)
Each of the ten (10) graded areas / assignments above is worth 100 points. This is worth 1000 points, total.
ALL WORK MUST BE TYPED. Number your work!. Keep copies of all your work. Students will receive periodic feedback on their work from the professor.
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
SPRING 2017 SYLLABUS LINKS
History 101 - Pre-Civil War United States; Sections 4008 & 6082
History 106 - Early World Civilizations; Section 5677
History 119 - 20th Century Social & Cultral United States; Section 5681
History 155 African Americans in the 20th Century; Sections 5682 &5683
Social Sciences 154 - Movies with a Message; Section 3903
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!