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Center for Curriculum and Transfer Articulation
Study Skills Development
Course: CPD150AB

First Term: 1997 Fall
Lecture   1.0 Credit(s)   1.0 Period(s)   1.0 Load  
Subject Type: Academic
Load Formula: S

Description: Emphasis on increasing student success through the use of study strategies including materials organization, note-taking, reading, test-taking, memory, and critical and creative thinking.

MCCCD Official Course Competencies
1. Identify and utilize strategies to organize study materials. (I)
2. Identify and utilize note-taking strategies. (II)
3. Identify and utilize textbook, academic, and classroom strategies. (III)
4. Identify and utilize test-taking strategies. (IV)
5. Identify and utilize strategies to improve memory. (V)
6. Identify and utilize strategies for critical and creative thinking. (VI)
7. Model a preferred stress reduction imagery process applicable to learning processes. (VII)
8. Identify preferred learning style components and describe how they apply to learning strategies. (VIII)
9. Write intention and discovery statements. (IX)
10. List tips for good listening. (X)
11. List ways to block communication with patterns for change. (XI)
12. State ways to deal constructively with criticism. (XII)
13. Describe the Make It Meaningful concept. (XIII)
MCCCD Official Course Competencies must be coordinated with the content outline so that each major point in the outline serves one or more competencies. MCCCD faculty retains authority in determining the pedagogical approach, methodology, content sequencing, and assessment metrics for student work. Please see individual course syllabi for additional information, including specific course requirements.
MCCCD Official Course Outline
I. Materials organization
   A. Course syllabi and outline
   B. Assignments
II. Note-taking
   A. Outlining
   B. Mind mapping
   C. Cornell
   D. Other note-taking techniques
III. Reading
   A. SQ3R
   B. Other textbook reading techniques
IV. Test-taking
   A. Study environment
   B. Test preparation
   C. Test formats
   D. Test anxiety
V. Memory
   A. Short and long term
   B. Repetition
   C. Association
   D. Mnemonics
VI. Critical and creative thinking
   A. Evaluating
   B. Synthesizing
   C. Analyzing
   D. Brainstorming
VII. Stress reduction imagery processes
   A. Imagery rehearsal
   B. Handling stress
VIII. Learning style components
   A. Cognitive Style Map (CSM)
   B. CSM interpretation
   C. Learning strategies
IX. Intention and discovery statements
   A. Self-discovery
   B. Change implementation
X. Good listening tips
XI. Communication patterns
   A. Communication style
   B. Social style
   C. Persuading
   D. Exploring
   E. Understanding
XII. Dealing with criticism
   A. Identification
   B. Strategies
XIII. "Make it meaningful" concept
   A. Development
   B. Assessment
MCCCD Governing Board Approval Date:  5/27/1997

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