Schedule

 

Week 1:          Introductions

Aug. 26:           Course overview and introductions

Aug. 28:           Using technology to your advantage (meet in Wilson Wallis 202)

Bring laptops, netbooks, ipads, smartphones with you to set up accounts

Aug. 31:           (no class) Journal 1 due

WEEKS 2-4 : Campus Life and Opportunities

Sept. 2:            LABOR DAY (no class)

Sept. 4:            Campus Scavenger Hunt (bring smart phones and/or cameras)

Sept. 7:            (no class) Journal 2 due

Finish reading through “Rule 1” of So Good They Can’t Ignore You

Sept. 9:            Basler Challenge Course

Sept.11:           College 101

Read Win (How To Win At College): 8, 39 (posted to D2L)
Read LRWB (Little Red Writing Book): 1, 2

Sept. 14:         (no class) Journal 3 due

Sept. 16:         Campus Resources

Guest Speakers: Rob Russell, Center for Academic Achievement; Counseling Center

Campus Event Essay 1 due

Read LRWB: 3, 4

Sept. 18:         How to give a killer presentation

Read: Part 1 and Part 2

Sept. 21:        (no class) Journal 4 due

Finish reading through “Rule 2” of So Good They Can’t Ignore You

WEEK 5:          Public Speaking and other miscellany

Sept. 23:         Open day: catching up, questions, housekeeping, etc.

Read LRWB: 5, 6, 7

Sept. 25:         Team Presentations

Sept. 28:         (no class) Journal 5 due

WEEK 6:          Academic Success

Sept. 30:         Study Strategies and Learning Styles

Read Win: 1, 4, 7, 19, 20, 22, 26, 31, 32, 34, 41, 70, 72, 73

Take learning style inventory: http://people.usd.edu/~bwjames/tut/learning-style/stylest.html

October 2:      Planning, Scheduling, Staying Motivated

Read Win: 23, 2, 5, 24, 58, 65

October 5:     (no class) Journal 6 due

Finish reading through “Rule 3” of So Good They Can’t Ignore You

WEEKS 7-9:     Personal Success

October 7:      Personal Values and Priorities (meet in Room 202)

Take Myers Briggs personality type quiz in class

Campus Event Essay 2 due

Read LRWB: 8, 9, 10

October 9:      Individual SWOT (Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, Strengths) Analysis

Read LRWB: 11, 12, 13

October 12:   (no class) Journal 7 due

October 14:    Fall Break (no class)

October 16:     Library and research workshop (meet in Sherrod Library)

Read: Scholarly vs. Popular sources article (posted to D2L)
Read: “Entering the Conversation” (posted to D2L)

October 19:    (no class) Journal 8 due

Finish reading So Good They Can’t Ignore You

October 21:     Financial Management

Read LRWB: 14

October 23:     Career Planning

Guest Speaker: Melinda LaPrade, Coordinator of CBAT Career Services

Read LRWB: 15, 20

WEEK 10:       Branching out beyond the classroom

October 26:     (no class) Journal 9 due

October 28:     Experience outside the classroom

Campus Event Essay 3 due

Read: Win 16, 35, 38, 40, 54, 55, 60

October 30:      Know when to quit

Read: Freakonomics Podcast: The Upside of Quitting and Win 13

Rough draft of research paper due

November 2:    (no class) Journal 10 due

November 4 and 6:   In-class presentations on So Good They Can’t Ignore You projects

November 15: Final draft of research paper due (4:00 PM)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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