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MASTER SYLLABUS-Basic Study SkillsDSSK 0310 Instructor Name: Course Description and Instructional Methodology: DSSK 0310 Basic Study SkillsBasic Study Skills ObjectivesIncomplete GradesIP GradesThe IP (In Progress) Grade is used for students in developmental courses. An IP may be awarded to students who remain in the class, are attending, are progressing, but are not achieving the standards for earning a C or better in the course. The IP grade is a final grade for the term and counts toward the student’s term load but carries no grade points or credit toward graduation. An IP grade does not mean successful fulfillment of the objectives of the course or completion of remediation.A student attending ACC assumes responsibility for conduct compatible with the mission of the college as an educational institution. Students have the responsibility to submit coursework that is the result of their own thought, research, or self-expression. Students must follow all instructions given by faculty or designated college representatives when taking examinations, placement assessments, tests, quizzes, and evaluations. Actions constituting scholastic dishonesty include, but are not limited to, plagiarism, cheating, fabrication, collusion, and falsifying documents. If you have any questions about the difference between collaboration and cheating, ask your instructor. Penalties for scholastic dishonesty will depend upon the nature of the violation and may range from lowering a grade on one assignment to an “F” in the course to expulsion from the college. Academic work is defined as, but not limited to tests, quizzes, whether taken electronically or on paper; projects, either individual or group; classroom presentations, and homework. See the Student Standards of Conduct and Disciplinary Process and other policies at http://www.austincc.edu/current/needtoknowAcademic FreedomServices for Students with DisabilitiesMASTER SYLLABUS- Basic Study SkillsDSSK 0310 Instructor Name: Course Name and Number: Basic Study Skills DSSK 0310Section: Synonym: How to Reach the Instructor:Posted Office Hours: Office Location and Number: Phone: Email: Appointments: Appointments may be scheduled to accommodate students who are unable to meet with the instructor during posted office hours.Required Texts and MaterialsCourse Description and Instructional Methodology: DSSK 0310 Basic Study SkillsDesigned to help students develop skills and habits needed for success in college. Covers goal setting; time management; note-taking; following directions; reading, organizing, and summarizing information for study purposes; interpreting graphs; test taking; and using the library. Course Rationale[Basic Study Skills is the first course in a two-course sequence designed to prepare students to deal successfully with college-level study skills.] Students who scored below the cut-off on the reading assessment must enroll and participate in a developmental reading course until they satisfy the TSI requirement. Students who do not comply with the TSI requirements may have a hold put on their transcripts and be required to see a counselor to register for classes. Basic Study Skills ObjectivesSTATEMENT OF ACADEMIC BELIEFS, ATTITUDES AND VALUES:After completing this course, students will: - Value study skills as academic tools;- Apply appropriate study strategies to academic tasks; - Respect independent thinking, diversity, and the individual’s right to hold differing opinions and values;- Exercise their study skills to enhance their quality of life and to support their life-long learning.OUTCOMES After completing this course, students will: - Understand and be able to use a variety of strategies when encountering academic tasks;- Monitor the effectiveness of study strategies and adjust them as needed;- Transfer and apply appropriate study skills to improve performance in academic courses.COGNITIVE OBJECTIVESAfter completing this course, students will be able to:- Determine the appropriate study strategies and test taking strategies for a variety of academic situations.- Use study strategies to determine the meanings of words and improve vocabulary.- Understand and apply learning styles, goal setting, and time management principles.- Distinguish among and determine the appropriate use of outlining, mapping, summarizing, and note takingskills.- Find and use appropriate library resources and Internet resources to supplement and implement academicassignments.- Apply study skills to understanding, tackling and completing a variety of academic tasks.Grading Policy -- suggestedGrades will be earned on the following basis:A 100-90 B 89-80C 79-70D 69-60 Student must repeat the course.F Student did not complete course requirements or has an average below 60.Incomplete Grades The grade of “I” (for incomplete) may be given by an instructor for a course in which a student was unable to complete all of the objectives for a passing grade. A grade of “I” cannot be carried beyond the established date in the following semester or session. The completion date is determined by the instructor, but may not be later than the final deadline for withdrawal in the subsequent semester.IP Grades The IP (In Progress) Grade is used for students in developmental courses. An IP may be awarded to students who remain in the class, are attending, are progressing, but are not achieving the standards for earning a C or better in the course. The IP grade is a final grade for the term and counts toward the student’s term load but carries no grade points orcredit toward graduation. An IP grade does not mean successful fulfillment of the objectives of the course or completion of remediation. Attendance, Withdrawal and Reinstatement PoliciesAll students are expected to attend all scheduled meetings of all classes in which they are enrolled. An instructor may withdraw any student who accumulates more than 3 (three) hours of absences in any course. Arriving late or leaving early will be counted as part of the three hours of absences. Doctor's appointments, college instructor appointments, work for other classes, changes in work schedules, and make-up exams are not acceptable reasons to beabsent. If you are dropped for lack of attendance, you may within 10 class days, request reinstatement. Reinstatement will be awarded only when a legitimate reason for missing classes has been


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