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EDUC 1100 Course Guide

Assigned Reading

Chapter 1- pg. 1-44

Getting On Course to Your Success

Orientation & Introduction, Syllabus, Campus Resources, (Academic Advising/Counseling) 

Self-Assessment  page 25 

Chapter 1: Pages 1-14 

  • College Smart Guide 
  • Understanding the Culture of Higher Education

Chapter 1: Pages 15-20 

  • Understanding the Expectations of College and University Educators

Chapter 1: Pages 21-31 

  • Understanding Yourself 

Chapter 1: Pages 21-44 

  • Read: One Student Story page 31 
  • Soft Skills at Work pages 32-34 
  • Money Matters 
  • Decrease Money Flowing Out 
  • Read: One Student Story page 44

Chapter 2: Pages 45-83 

Accepting Personal Responsibility  

  • Read pages: 46-65 
  • Case Study in Critical Thinking: The Late Paper 
  • Adopting a Creator Mindset 
  • Mastering Creator Language  
  • Making Wise Decisions 

Chapter 2: Pages 66-83 

Accepting Personal Responsibility 

  • One Student’s Story 
  • Personal Responsibility  
  • Change Your Inner Conversation 
  • Healthy Choices: Introduction, Alcohol. 

Chapter 3: Pages 84-120 

Discovering Self-Motivation 

  • Pages 84-103 
  • Case Study in Critical Thinking: Popson’s Dilemma 
  • Creating Inner Motivation 
  • Designing a Compelling Life Plan 
  • Committing to Your Goals and Dreams 

Chapter 3: Pages 105-120 

  • One Student’s Story 
  • Self-Motivation at Work 
  • Write a Personal Affirmation 
  • Healthy Choices: Drugs 

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Textbook: Downing, S. & Brennan, J. (2019). On course: strategies for creating success in college and in life. (9th ed.). Boston: Wadsworth, Cengage Learning. ISBN-13: 978-0357022689

Supplemental Resources

Time Management: Get an Extra Day a Week

Haynes, Marion E.
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It doesn't matter if you use a paper notebook or the fanciest smartphone, mastering your use of time will help you achieve more and worry less. Learn the basic principles of time management and discover the personal style that works best for you.

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