ERIC Number: ED289449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
Academic Skills Module.
A module consisting of eight academic skills is presented to help students achieve success and graduate from Northwestern State University (Louisiana) and other institutions. The elective course is open to all students, and especially for entering freshmen who have a grade point average of 2.0 or who are enrolled in developmental education courses. The skills are goal-setting, time management, notetaking, concentration, memory, paraphrasing, summarizing, and test-taking. Preventing test anxiety is also covered in a ninth lesson. To help students acquire and use these skills, the following components have been designed: syllabus, academic skills teaching model, academic skills pretest and posttest, guidelines and example for writing the master student essay, and nine lessons. The lessons identify objectives and steps for accomplishing the objective; provide examples; and include a review statement, assignments, and references. A checklist of sequenced objectives for each of the nine academic and test-taking skills is included. Supportive data include two reviews for two open book exams and an evaluation of course and instructor. The course schedule presents a sequential arrangement of the module's instructional components. (SW)
Descriptors: College Students, Course Descriptions, Course Evaluation, Educational Objectives, Essays, Goal Orientation, Higher Education, Learning Modules, Memorization, Notetaking, Questionnaires, Skill Development, Student Evaluation of Teacher Performance, Study Skills, Test Anxiety, Test Wiseness, Tests, Time Management, Writing Skills
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Northwestern State Univ., Natchitoches, LA.